Jump Cuts at CIFO

Venezuelan Contemporary Art from the Colección Mercantil From Jun 1st through Jul 15th, 2007The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, (CIFO), and the Colección Mercantil present a major exhibition of cutting edge art by leading contemporary Venezuelan artists, on view at CIFO Art Space from June 1st through July 15th, 2007. Jump Cuts: Venezuelan Contemporary Art from the Colección Mercantil examines the work of 30 artists born between 1946 and 1972 whose work characterizes the evolution and diversity of contemporary art created in Venezuela and Latin America. Featuring paintings, drawings, photography, assemblage, sculpture, video and installation work dating from 1990 to 2006, the exhibition offers new insights into the social, political and cultural issues – and the resulting creative output – that have shaped the eclectic international art scene in Venezuela. CIFO’s presentation of Jump Cuts marks only the second time that this art collection assembled by Venezuela’s Banco Mercantil will be seen in the United States. Previously on view at the Americas Society in New York in 2005, the exhibition is a rare opportunity for the Miami audience to view these works. “The Colección Mercantil represents an important institutional effort to map the outstanding contemporary art production in Venezuela of the last three decades,” said CIFO founder and chair Ella Fontanals-Cisneros. “CIFO’s goal is to broaden global understanding of the work of artists who are making a significant impact in Latin America but are less familiar to U.S. audiences. This show gives Miami residents and visitors a chance to see a compelling body of work that will excite, provoke and no doubt expand their ideas about art from Latin America.” Jump Cuts includes work by 30 artists: Alexánder Apóstol, Juan Araujo, Carla Arocha, Emilia Azcárate, Aziz+Cucher, Alessandro Balteo Yazbeck, Mariana Bunimov, Sigfredo Chacón, Eugenio Espinoza, José Gabriel Fernández, Magdalena Fernández, Héctor Fuenmayor, Alexander Gerdel, Jaime Gili, Alí González, José Antonio Hernández-Diez, Arturo Herrera, Juan Iribarren, Diana López, Luis Simón Molina-Pantin, Roberto Obregón, David Palacios, Alfredo Ramírez, Juan Carlos Rodríguez, Luis Romero, Javier Téllez, Meyer Vaisman, Sandra Vivas, Alfred Wenemoser and Julia Zurilla. The presentation at CIFO was organized by curators Jesús Fuenmayor, Tahía Rivero and Lorena González of the Colección Mercantil, and Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, chief curator of CIFO. For more information, please call: 305.455.3380

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