República Colapsada Vol.2

September 15 — 21, 2017

República Colapsada Vol.2 is a curatorial project by Helena Acosta and Violette Bule, as part of the actions carried out under the project of visual activism founded by both: The goal is to disassemble the simulation. This is the second edition of a project that was held at Lite-Haus Gallery in the city of Berlin in 2016.

The exhibition is situated in the territory of the relations between art and politics. It raises a critical reflection to the current political and humanitarian crisis of the country. The curators, on the one hand, examine how art responds to political conjunctures and, on the other hand, develop a platform for visualization of contemporary Venezuelan history.

In this way, participating artists develop themes such as corruption, the despotic exercise of power, strategies of humiliation and demoralization of the population, blind submission to power, violence, dismantling of infrastructure and institutions, among others.

>>> Featured artists:
Artists: Maggy Almao, Angela Bonadies, Antonio Briceño, Violette Bule, Deborah Castillo, Max Provenzano, Juan F. Toro, Pepe Lopez, Nelson Garrido, Augusto Gerardi, Nicolás Gerardi, Daniel Hernández, Álvaro González, Antonio Luque, Andreina Mujica, Armando Ruiz, Miyo Van Stenis, María Ángeles Octavio, Luis Poleo, Rolando Peña, Jose Perozo, Irene Pressner, Yaneth Rivas, Carlos Luís Sánchez, César Slim, Alejandro Teixeira.

Photographers: Leonardo Alvarez, Anthony Ascer Aparicio, Elizabeth Alezard, Yarum Briceno, Elyxandro Cegarra, Danny Canro, Amilciar Gualdron, Carlos E Landaeta, Fabiola Ferrero,, Christian J Hernandez, Azalia Lincon, Adrian Manzol, Douglas Monroy, Ricardo Marapacuto, Pedro Moreno, Maura Morandi, Juan Parra, Camilo Paparoni, Andrés Rosales, Francisco Rizquez, Jaime de Sousa, Jorge Luis Santos, Maria Eugenia Ulivi, La ONG Madrid.

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