Dot Fiftyone gallery proudly presents:
“MIAMICITO”, Bolivian Contemporary Artists. Exhibition curated by Raquel Schwartz.
April 9th, 2011 – June 5th, 2011.
Opening reception for the artists, Saturday April 9th, 2011. 4:30 PM – 10:30PM
“Miamicito” is an exhibition that aims to present to the Miami’s audience the most contemporary aspects of the current Bolivian art.
This show was organized in collaboration with Kiosko Galeria, (Santa Cruz de la Sierra, in Bolivia) and will feature paintings, photography, and installations by the following selected group of artists:
Alejandra Alarcón, Alejandra Delgado, Roberto Uterladstaetter, Roberto Valcárcel, Raquel Schwartz, Alfredo Román, Eduardo Rivera, Claudia Joskowicz, Andres Bedoya, Oscar Barbery, Douglas Rodrigo Rada, Ramiro Garavito, Gastón Ugalde, Keiko González, Cecilia Lampo.
Ramiro Garavito one of the participating artists describes this exhibition as follows:
The name “Miamicito” refers to the flea markets in Bolivia where people go shopping for a variety of items. The merchandise is a comprehensive compiling of local articles of popular demand; however, you can find many imported items brought to the country overcoming regular customs in a very skillful manner. In this particular sense, the show “Miamicito” presents the juxtaposition between the neighboring ancestral ways of life and global culture
The show “Miamicito” presents the audience with the idea of a heterogeneous syncretism, the timeless matter of the moving spirit of times. That essence, that debates between the pretentious and hybrid planetary identity, and the need of assurance on the territory.
The constant pass of conceptual, geographical and disciplinary frontiers means not only the disappearance of the existent divisions among artistic categories and disciplines, but also of the dissolution of anthropological distinctions like emotions and reasoning.
Some of the works at “Miamicito” point to the doubt that dwells the spirit of our times. The ongoing crossover of frontiers births the “indetermination” as a new category for the interpretation of reality. For example, concepts like “the end of history” or “the end of art” are talking less about limits and more about the natural lack of capacity to find meaning in the processes of unknown developments. Art continues its advancements and history keeps happening; there are still war and social transformations. The difference is now that we are clueless about its “telos”*. That is our anxiety.
Raquel Schwartz curator of the exhibition and owner of Kiosko Galleria will be participating in concordance with “Miamicito” in the “Symposium, New Methods” (May 4 – 6), Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) – Miami.
Following the opening reception, gallery hours will be Monday-Friday, 12 P.M. to 7 P.M. On Saturdays private viewings will be available by appointment
Further information regarding the exhibitions is available by calling (305) 573-9994, via
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, and online at www.dotfiftyone.com.
*A telos (from the Greek τέλοϛ for "end", "purpose", or "goal") is an end or purpose, in a fairly constrained sense used by philosophers such as Aristotle. It is the root of the term "teleology," roughly the study of purposiveness, or the study of objects with a view to their aims, purposes, or intentions