press release

Opening July 4th. until September 13th. of 2015, Fundación Proa presents, for the first time in Argentina, the Daros Latinamerica Collection, an exhibition that brings together a wide selection of works by Latin American artists.

Curated by Katrin Steffen and Rodrigo Alonso, the exhibition includes drawings, sculptures, paintings, objects, installations and site-specific pieces that provide a comprehensive and contemporary outlook on the new generation of artists of the region.

Geo-political tensions, private and public violence, different forms of resistance and utopias, the human body as a place of social conflict, are some of the topics addressed by the chosen works, carefully selected with the aim of transforming the exhibition area into a space of analysis and debate. The Daros Latinamerica Collection has one of the largest and most important directories of Latin American art in the world. Its contemorary outlook departs from the traditional and regionalist versions of the art of the area, and offers instead a more critical approach, with the best of its contemporary production. The works respond to these curatorial criteria rather than to an institutionalized legitimacy or market-related influence, thus showing a partial but meaningful view of the most interesting art of the zone.

The artists included in this exhibition provide a unique perspective on Latin America´s art development in the last decades. Due to the relevance of the works it presents, Daros Latinamerica Collection provides a unique opportunity to appreciate some of the main guidelines, both formal and conceptual, found today in the art of Latin America.

A fully illustrated catalogue with complementary texts, including an interview with the curator-in-chief Hans-Michael Herzog, will be released over the course of the exhibition.