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PArC Art Fair Lima - The Fifth Edition of the Leading Latin American Fair

April 8, 2017
Eli Anapur is a pseudonym of Biljana Puric. A staff writer and editor at Widewalls, Biljana holds Master’s Degrees in Film Aesthetics from the University of Oxford, and Gender Studies from the Central European University. She has published academic articles as well as art and film reviews and criticism in New Eastern Europe, ARTMargins, the Journal of Curatorial Studies, and Short Film Studies; she has also contributed illustrations for Argus Magazine.

The fifth edition of the PArC – Peru Arte Contemporáneo continues with its mission to broaden and spread the scene of local and international art production in Peru, with a special focus on its capital Lima. The PArC art fair Lima is located in the Museum of Contemporary Art of Lima, and this year it will feature 40 local and international galleries that will bring into dialog local and international art scene. PArC 2017 continues with the fair’s tradition of an interdisciplinary program that comprises of exhibitions, series of talks, book presentations, and video and installation programs. In addition to gallery exhibitions, three sections will be also curated – Solo Projects by Daniela Perez, Tijuana Section by Ana Luiza Fonseca, and the Auditorium, by the Peruvian curator Miguel López.

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Solo Projects Section of PArC Art Fair Lima

The Solo Project section of PArC 2017 under title Anyone Anywhere is a unique space that allows visitors to engage with relevant and current artistic practices by six invited artists. The list of participants include Juanli Carrión from Spain with Y Gallery (New York), Laura Belem (Brazil) with Athena Contemporânea (Rio de Janeiro), Emilia Azcárate (Venezuela) with Henrique Faria (New York), Emanuel Tovar (Mexico) with Páramo Galería (Guadalajara), Andrés Marroquín W. (Peru) with Revolver (Lima), and Rubela Dávila from Peru with Henrique Faria (Buenos Aires). The section is a space created for already existing projects in order to allow them to interact with each other, to create a dialogue, and to forge a specific context under the Solo Projects for Peru Arte Contemporáneo.

The selected artists approach their work from different angles but they all share the common interest in the world that surrounds us, and which we inhabit. New questions posed by them will hopefully lead to rethinking of relations that proliferate between people and the space that exists between them, including the world of nature. The aim is to convey to the audiences the need to engage in dialogue, and to expand towards alternative ways of thinking and interacting with the contemporary world beyond the present hierarchies and systems of control.

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Tijuana Section and 77 Contemporary Peruvian Artists

Starting in Sao Paulo in 2009, Tijuana de Arte Impreso Fair joins Peru Arte Contemporáneo 2017. This section has in its focus books published by artists all over the world, and especially those from Latin America. Among the events that will mark this year’s Tijuana de Arte Impreso section, is the presentation of the book 77 Contemporary Peruvian Artists, on Thursday, April 20, at 6pm. The book is published by Mario Testino Museum (MATE), and explores artistic production of Peruvian artists that spans sculpture, photography, painting, architecture, 3D and multimedia installations. The biographical information in the book is accompanied by visual and textual information about motivations and intentions of each of the artists.

List of Exhibitors

80M2 Livia Benavides; Lima, Peru
Art Nouveau Gallery; Miami, USA
Artium Miami Art Gallery; Miami, USA
Beatriz Gil Galería; Caracas, Venezuela
Del Infinito; Buenos Aires, Argentina
Galería Beta; Bogotá, Colombia
Galeria Athena Contemporânea; Rio de Janerio, Brazil
Galería de Arte Fugaz; Callao, Peru
Galería de Arte Imaginario; Buenos Aires, Argentina
Galería del Paseo; Lima, Peru
Galería El Apartamento; La Habana, Cuba
Galería Forum; Lima, Perú
Galería Lucia de la Puente; Lima, Peru
Galería Sextante; Bogotá. Colombia
Galería Slyzmud; Buenos Aires, Argentina
Galeria Vermelho; Sao Pablo, Brazil
Galerie Brésil; Sao Pablo, Brazil
Galerie Younique; Lima, Peru
Ginsberg Galería; Lima, Peru
Henrique Faria Fine Art; Buenos Aires, Argentina
Henrique Faria Fine Art; New York, USA
Indiana Bond Gallery; Bogotá, Colombia
La Galería; Lima, Perú
LYV Gallery; Córdoba, Argentina
Páramo Galería; Guadalajara, Jalisco, México
Prima Galería; Santiago, Chile
Quimera del Arte Galería; Buenos Aires, Argentina
Revolver Galería; Lima, Perú
Rofa Projects; Washington, USA
Rolf Art; Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ruth Benzacar Galería de Arte; Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sammers Gallery; Miami, USA
Y Gallery; New York, USA
Yael Rosenblut Gallery; Santiago, Chile
Yvonne Sanguineti Galería de Arte; Lima, Perú
Zipper Galería; Sao Pablo, Brazil

Auditorium – A Space for Discussions

Particularly significant part of the event is the so-called Auditorium section where each year experts in the field of Latin American and Contemporary Art gather to discuss and challenge each other. A distinct forum for critical and theoretical talk, Auditorium is a wonderful complement to the fair’s program that allows art lovers, collectors, and art professionals to delve deeper into the topics of their interest.

For 2017 edition the themes of talks include – Changes of Latin-American art paradigm, Collect to learn / Learn to share / Share to thrill, Collecting Latin America, and Shake before use. Among the experts who will join the dialog are Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, art historian and curator from Los Angeles, James Oles, a curator in chief of the University Collections Room CCUT UNAM, Mexico City, Max Hernández Calvo, independent curator, researcher and critic, and Julieta González, an Artistic Director of JUMEX Museum, Mexico City, among others.

Venue Map

Practical Information

PArC takes place at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Av Grau 1511 Barranco, Lima Peru, from Thursday, April 20, to Sunday, April 23, 2017.The VIP opening night will be held on Wednesday, April 19, from 7-10pm, and is accessible for those with invitations only. Peru Arte Contemporáneo will be open to the public on Thursday, April 20th, from 2-9pm; Friday, April 21th, 2-9pm; Saturday, April 22th, 2-9pm, and Sunday, April 23th from 2-8pm. Ticket price for general admission is S/.30, and with concession S/.15. For additional info, please visit the official webpage of Peru Arte Contemporáneo Fair.

Floor Plan

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Featured images: Peru Arte Contemporáneo 2016. All images courtesy of Peru Arte Contemporáneo.