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12 Sep 2014

Cycle of Projects One | The Fire Theory at Lokkus Contemporary

'The Memory Keeps Going'. Ernesto Bautista ©.

CYCLE OF PROJECTS ONE | The Fire Theory at Lokkus Contemporary
Lokkus Contemporary Art


'Cognition' from Ernesto Bautista Friday 12 Sep 2014 7:30 PM 'Issues' , group exhibition. Friday 26 Sep 2014 7:30 PM

Manuela Velasquez
00 (57) 318 389 52 44

Lokkus Contemporary Art
Cra. 35 N° 8A-16
Medellin, Antioquia.

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As part of the residence obtained with the Ministry of Culture of Colombia through Taller 7, Ernesto Bautista (from The Fire Theory) and Lokkus Contemporary Art combine to present a first cycle of short projects since curatorships that present a serie of projects that coincide in memory processes, civil conflicts and above all, personal poetics that are framed in contexts such as Colombian, Salvadorean and could well be the reality of any country in Latin America .

'COGNITION' by Ernesto Bautista, presents a total of 4 pieces: two videos produced earlier: 'Torque' and 'Perpetual Rictus'; and two unpublished works: a video 'The Memory keeps going' and the installation that names the show 'Cognition'. In the words of Aline Hernandez: 'Within the vast rhetoric corpus produced about the cognitive processes, the most elemental, or that one that goes back to its etymological root, tells us that cognition, cognitio in Latin, means the art of reasoning, known through the exercise of mental faculties. However, the mental faculties are not acting per se but from a relationship with the perceptions that we receive from the outside, that means, sensations and it is through this complex relationship, that we can talk about knowledge processes. In this sense, human beings can be conceived not as a state but as a dynamic process that is constantly driven by the education of perception, thoughts and developing relationships with others and with the world.'

'ISSUES' is a sample of video integrated of 'Requiem' from Mauricio Kabistán, an extract of the video that talks ironically about the disappeared people on the civil war in El Salvador with its supposed climax finished at Peace Agreements on 1992; 'Untitled' by Melissa Guevara, registering a site specific project made in 2013 at the Cultural Center of Spain in El Salvador with white ground from high risk zones; 'All You Can ReFeel' of Victor Rodriguez, controversial piece in which the artist confronted the elections processes and the judicial system in El Salvador; 'Poetics of Death' from Ernesto Bautista, documentary video of the eviction of M .; Ending with the first screening ever on Colombia of the film of the salvadorean artist Jose David Herrera: 'TardeNoche' (LateNight).

Ernesto Bautista (El Salvador): Recently Solo exhibition on the ExTeresa Art Museum. Mexico, D.F. Shangyuan Art Museum Residency Program. Beijing, China. Participated in 'X', Museum of Art of El Salvador and Gallery Ernst Hilger. Vienna, Austria. VII Biennial of Visual Arts of the Central American Isthmus; Broken, Reflejos Intimos, ExTeresa Art Museum, Mexico City; The Voice That Reaches You 2, Kansas, Missouri, EU; Memento Mori, [e]star Gallery, Lima, Peru. Has been nominated two times for the grant of the Cisneros Fountanals Art Foundation and the Paul Klee Summer Akademie by the Paul Klee Foundation on Switzerland. Publications on Contemporary Languages of Central America by Luisa Fuentes Guaza. Editorial Turner. And Y.ES. Collect Contemporary Art in El Salvador.

Aline Hernandez (México): Graduated of the University of the Cloister of Sor Juana. Part of Contemporary Art seminar taught by Dr. Cuauhtémoc Medina as part of the Expanded Program on Campus MUAC. Since 2011, she works as a curatorial assistant of Cuauhtémoc Medina and has been a speaker at symposia as The Social Animal Reflections on the Social Sciences and Philosophy or under Journeys Academic Rhetoric of Love held at the University of the Cloister of Sor Juana. It is also a monthly contributor to the contemporary art magazine Corona Borealis in which she has published as Lara Almarcegui. Insular Practices on the Postindustrial Era, Practices with the other, toward a common hypothetical or Manifesta 9. The Deep of the Modern and has published several notes and articles for magazines like The Fanzine, Code and Zetrik.

Lokkus Contemporary Art (Colombia): Lokkus Contemporary Art and its team are enthusiastic and passionate people about art. Through the implementation of marketing strategies effectively supporting construction and potentiating career of artists in Latin America.

The Fire Theory (El Salvador): The Fire Theory is a producer of art, which is supported by the collaborative work of several interdisciplinary bodies, for the production of art, theory, and management of spaces. The purpose of which is the development of knowledge and discussion about the processes related to contemporary art and its relation to the social aspects that generate.

Taller 7 (Colombia): Taller 7 is an independent project that emerged in the year 2003 as initiative of a group of artists in response to a city lacking open to the creation, discussion and promotion of artistic practices outside of institutional spaces established circuit. The project then has tried to generate new ways of disseminating and sharing through the implementation of alternative platforms that enable self-management from the collective work and new connection points.

Both of them will be events of a day and open to the public on Friday 12 and Friday 26, September 2014 at 7:30 PM. There will be a speech of work presided by Aline Hernandez for 'Cognition' and Ernesto Bautista for 'Issues'. Paralel to the shows will be portfolios revisions by Aline Hernanez and Ernesto Bautista (by invitation only).