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Luciano Calderon’s first museum solo exhibition

Luciano Calderon’s first museum solo exhibition

Museo de Arte Antonio Paredes Candia

Yesterday, June 19, Ciudad Esperanza, Luciano Calderon’s first solo exhibition in a museum pre-opened at Museo de Arte Antonio Paredes Candia in El Alto, Bolivia. The exhibition is a continuation of his recent show, El Choco, in which Calderon’s hometown of El Alto and the neighboring city La Paz played a central role. Ciudad Esperanza includes both new large scale works as well as some older pieces, both of which evoked strong positive feedback from the enthusiastic crowd at the pre-opening.

As he did with El Choco, Calderon collaborated with local craftsmen of his neighborhood to produce some of his works for Ciudad Esperanza. In Chismoso Como Tu, which translates to God sees everything but he ain’t a snitch like you, Calderon uses a common phrase to reflect on the mentality that prevails on the streets of El Alto, a city where almost everybody lives under harsh circumstances.

Calderon’s painting Escudo is inspired by El Alto’s official coat of arms. Using his own unique visual language, Calderon took the text from this coat of arms and transformed it into an art piece.

The official opening will take place later this month.

Luciano Calderon - Chismoso Como Tu (production)

Luciano Calderon - Speech

Luciano Calderon - Carla Valeria

Luciano Calderon - Ciudad Esperanza (installatio view) - 1

Luciano Calderon - Chismoso Como Tu, 2013
Chismoso Como Tu, 2013, mixed media on plastic, 220x340cm

Luciano Calderon - Ciudad Esperanza (installatio view) - 2

Luciano Calderon - Escudo, 2013, mixed media on canvas, 150x200cm
Escudo, 2013, mixed media on canvas, 150x200cm

Luciano Calderon - Ciudad Esperanza (installatio view) - 3

Luciano Calderon - El Alto


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Luciano Calderon – El Choco – Exhibition opening photos

Luciano Calderon – El Choco – Exhibition opening photos

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Muralla Alteña, 2013, plastic bags, wood, 600x380cm

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El Choco, installation view

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Luciano Calderon with Sandra Arcani, the producer of the knitted body and masks

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Ahora Tienes Un Problema, Fuera De Control, El Dinero Es Mentira, 2013, hand woven masks

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El Choco, installation view

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Patrullando & Vigilando, 2013, two channel video, dimensions variable, Ed. 5

Crimen Andino, 2013, mixed on canvas, 200x150cm
Crimen Andino, 2013, mixed on canvas, 200x150cm

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Yo Soy El Alto, 2013, mixed media on canvas, 150x200cm

Estoy Perdido, 2013, mixed media on canvas, 120x150cm
Estoy Perdido, 2013, mixed media on canvas, 120x150cm

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Tienda Andrea, 2013, mixed media on canvas, 150x200cm

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El Choco, installation view

Last week Luciano Calderon’s exhibition opened.

Click for all the information about the exhibition.


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Luciano Calderon w/ Public Delivery – Exhibition trailer

Luciano Calderon w/ Public Delivery – Exhibition trailer

VIDEO

PHOTOS

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We are delighted to share some exclusive studio photos of Luciano Calderon’s upcoming show next week in La Paz, Bolivia.

Read all about the exhibition and see more photos here or check the older preview

Photos by Gabriel Barceló


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Luciano Calderon w/ Public Delivery – Exhibition preview

Luciano Calderon w/ Public Delivery – Exhibition preview

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Luciano Calderon - El Choco (rice bags - production) - 1

Luciano Calderon - El Choco (video production) - 2

Luciano Calderon - El Choco (video production)

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.


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Mural plays with quotes by Nipsey Hussle

Mural plays with quotes by Nipsey Hussle

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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.

Artwork details:
Untitled, 2013
Marker, spray paint, liquid paper on wood
250x1200cm

The project was curated by Angelina Camelo

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Don’t holla at me unless money is the topic (sketch), 2013

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What’s love got to do with it, 2013

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Don’t holla at me unless money is the topic, 2013

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On the front page of Metro Belo Horizonte, part of Metro, the world’s largest newspaper


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Luciano Calderon at Parte – Feira de Arte Contemporânea in São Paulo

Luciano Calderon at Parte – Feira de Arte Contemporânea in São Paulo

Parte - Feira de Arte Contemporanea (2012)

From tomorrow, Oct 17 until Oct 21, 2012, Luciano Calderon will show new works at Parte – Feira de Arte Contemporânea.

One of the three new Out of Control works below, more images following here.

Luciano Calderon - Out Of Control (Mask) 2012
Out of Control (Mask), 2012, mixed media on canvas, 80×60 cm


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Exhibition video of Counterparts at Forumkunst Rottweil

Exhibition video of Counterparts at Forumkunst Rottweil

The video shows the Public Delivery exhibition with Hendrik Beikirch, Luciano Calderon and Nils Müller.
For more information see the photos, read about the exhibition or visit the official site.


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