martes, 1 de febrero de 2011


Irreversible - an International art project- presentation and discussion with world-renowned art critic, scholar and Pulitzer Prize-nominated poet
Ricardo Pau-Llosa:
Art and Prejudice: What Is The Real Truth?

A discussion on contemporary art by:
Pablo Cano, Alejandro Mendoza, Catherine Tafur & Tomas Esson.

Friday, February 11, from 8:00 pm
BOOKS & BOOKS CORAL GABLES, 265 Aragon Avenue Coral Gables
The panel reception is free and open to the public.

Art World Prejudice: Sex, Race, Age…
A prejudice is a prejudgment, an assumption made about someone or something before having adequate knowledge to be able to do so with guaranteed accuracy. The word prejudice is most commonly used to refer to a preconceived judgment toward a people or a person because of race, social class, gender, ethnicity, age, disability, political beliefs, religion, sexual orientation or other personal characteristics. It also means beliefs without knowledge of the facts and may include "any unreasonable attitude that is unusually resistant to rational influence."
Tomas Esson:"I have made a conscious decision to work with sex aggressively, a topic that is the most complex in the world. I want to provoke a reaction from the viewer. I want the spectator to go inside himself, to examine the hypocritical mentality about sex.

Alejandro Mendoza: "My intent (is to express) my inevitable cultural position; the pleasure resulting from 'going against’; as well as the terrible and vulgar idea of reforming, rebuilding and modernizing images we have from time to time. We all are the architects of our mystic and whimsical altar; we all aspire to make our path, a perfect one.

Catherine Tafur: My works are narratives about defilement and psychological damage. Figures are mutilated, defective, confrontational, perversely hyper-sexualized, and tormented by an unattainable need for connection. Moments of crisis arise upon the realization of the human capacity for violence and the discovery of evil that hides behind normality. Presenting a space in which to ruminate on this dark side of human nature poses the question of how to retain integrity and dignity in the face of trauma.

Cover: Pablo Cano
Queen Marie Antoinette , life size rod puppet, VIVA VAUDEVILLE , MOCA marionette production. 2007 Media: Mixed media , Styrofoam , silver cigarette foil, office chair, fabric, air dry clay, dolls eyes, plastic, glass, metal, wood 8' tall X 5' wide X 5' deep
Since childhood, marionettes have fascinated Pablo. His primary work today continues to center around the marionettes that he fashions from found objects, and the performance pieces he composes to showcase these protagonists.
Cano reveals, “I create a dream world where inanimate objects come to life – springing from my imagination in the Surrealist tradition. But my work is founded on Dada ideals. The Dadaists used chance, spontaneity, and childlike innocence in order to create their statement. Their intention, as is mine, was to break with tradition and painting technique and to return to the elemental basics of art; to start from scratch; to allow the process of imagination to unfold and begin anew each time I create.”

"Irreversible - an International art project -
is a pioneering exhibition platform for all projects that transcend the classical art show including small format, large scale installations, theatrical events, mixed media, video projections, massive sculptures, music, live performances & unlimited kids programs."
“I am constantly on the lookout for what is meaningful of my era. Art is a language possibly more important than words as it directly assails the emotions and feelings. Irreversible - an International art project - is a collective adventure, we want to reach everyone, adults and children and we want to make sure we all remember that most adults have difficulty dreaming… and I have this childish desire to bring our dreams back”
Happy to see IRREVERSIBLE family @ Books and Books Coral Gables... Noor Blazekovic

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