Our next project is coming in May in La Paz, Bolivia!
El Choco is a solo exhibition by the Swiss-Bolivian artist Luciano Calderon. He is going to show completely new works ranging from videos to sculptures and paintings. The exhibition takes place in one of Bolivia’s most important non-commercial art spaces, Centro Cultural de España en La Paz.
More information here on May 8.
Don’t holla at me unless money is the topic (sketch), 2013
What’s love got to do with it, 2013
Don’t holla at me unless money is the topic, 2013
On the front page of Metro Belo Horizonte, part of Metro, the world’s largest newspaper
In March, 2013 Swiss-Bolivian artist Luciano Calderon painted a site-specific, indoor mural in Belo Horizonte, Brasil. The painting was executed for the Verão Arte Contemporânea Festival inside Sesc Palladium.
Calderon used two quotes by African American artists, the first being Tina Turner’s What’s love got to with it which is an ironic comment about the relationship of art and money. In contemporary times how much does love actually have in common with art?
Nipsey Hussle’s Don’t holla at me unless money is the topic alludes to the people working solely for money, some of those being business men using the very center where the mural is painted.
Calderon’s upcoming shows are a major show Centro Cultural de España en La Paz, one of Bolivia’s most exciting art spaces, and a group show at the State Museum for Ethnology in Munich. More infos following here
Marker, spray paint, liquid paper on wood
The project was curated by Angelina Camelo
Video featuring the preparation and the opening night of the exhibition as well as interviews with the artists
Photos from the on-going exhibition of Hendrik Beikirch, Luciano Calderon and Nils Müller at the Forumkunst Rottweil, Germany.