Language Autonomy

Exhibition runs September 6-14, 2018.


Language is a codified sign system that allows man to communicate, think, preserve, express and transmit ideas and knowledge. Although cultures are the heritage of humanity, they are the product of existence of language. In addition, language is culture itself because it founds the community on which all human culture is built, that is, language, or more specifically, the language shared by a community becomes a precondition for culture. Therefore, wherever we find cultural works we will find the language of the group of speakers as a prior condition.

On the other hand, culture is what allows society to be built, to define the conditions of coexistence, codes of recognition and identity providing the organization between all individuals. Hence, the culture developed by a specific community has differentiating characteristics and its own identity to other social groups, even if they have been or are developing in the same period of time and / or address the same topic. This allows us to say that the way in which a phenomenon is interpreted translates differently in each region and culture of the planet.

Starting from this approach, the art curator Anaibis Yero of Latin American Art Pavilion propose an exhibition entitled Language Autonomy as a cultural expression.

Gabriel Juarez, sculptures y Maricarmen Fernandez paintings
Cristina Portocarrero Artworks

Eight artists from four Latin American countries express through their artistic language their own realities. Luis Daniel Pedroza-Roldan, Colombia finds current social codes to transmit his answering message; Cristina Portocarreo, Peru, is interested in the generational transmission of losses, mutations and incorporations of new information that improves the DNA code in the new generations. Maricarmen Fernandez, Cuba, and Gabriel Juarez concerned about the evolution of the human species from its prehistoric beginnings to identify more with a biological vision of culture; Patricia Meier, Ecuador, attracted to decoding cultural symbols of other human stages to contextualize them, experienced and reinterpret from a cultural anthropological perspective; Beatriz Sala Santacana, Teo Beceiro, and Guillermo Portieles, Cuba, from a sociological and philosophical cultural perspective, are more focused on the stimuli of the environment that forge the socialization of man and the creative production of it. That allows the environment that surrounds it to be transformed and in turn, this modifies it.

Luis Daniel Pedroza-Roldan Artworks
Teo Beceiro Artworks
Patricia Meier Artworks
Guillermo Portieles Artworks

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