The Projective Eye Gallery at UNC Charlotte Center City will present ¡VIVA!, an exhibition of vibrant work by contemporary Latin American artists, January 19 through February 25, with an opening reception on January 19, 6-8 pm.
¡VIVA! is a subset of a larger exhibition curated by Randy Shull and Hedy Fischer from their personal collection and presented in Asheville in 2017.
Projective Eye Gallery curator Crista Cammaroto has chosen 10 of the original 19 ¡VIVA! artists to present in Charlotte: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Jorge Méndez Blake, Pablo Rasgado, Tania Franco Klein, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Gabriel de la Mora, Moris (Israel Meza Moreno), Jose Dávila, Santiago Sierra, and Javier Téllez.
These 10 artists tackle contemporary issues from multiple perspectives, through a range of artistic mediums. All of them have international stature, and many are in major museum collections.
¡VIVA! portrays life in the big sense – a pluralistic construction, a questioning of power, an engagement with the stuff that is all of us.
Javier Téllez, One Flew over the Void (Bala perdida), 2017, color print, 26” x 39,” photographic still from the 2005 video.