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The Hours: Visual Arts of Contemporary Latin America

The Daros-Latinamerica Collection is among the most important private collections of contemporary art in Europe, with its own museum in Zurich.  For the last five years the museum has also been collecting Latin- American art, including the most influential Latin American artists of the last two decades, such as Guillermo Kuitca (Argentina), Doris Salcedo (Colombia), Marta Maria Pérez Bravo (Cuba), Vik Muniz (Brazil) and Santiago Sierra (Spain/Mexico).  The show at IMMA will be the first presentation of the collection outside Switzerland and will occupy the East Wing, the courtyard and the gardens. 

Nadin Ospina (Colombia), Barriguda, 2001, polychromed ceramic, Photograph: Tom Powel, New York, Courtesy Daros-Latinamerica Collection, ZürichErnesto Neto, Humanoids, 2001, lycra tulle and styrofoam, dimensions variableSantiago Sierra, Road Obstruction by a Cargo Container, November 1998 (Anillo periferico sur, Mexico D.F.), Video, 6 minutes, Edition of 3, plus 1AP, Courtesy the artist


The exhibition is curated by Sebastian Lopez, former Director of GATE Foundation, Amsterdam, and one of the Curators of the Shanghai Biennale, 2004.

A publication accompanies the exhibition with essays by Sebastian Lopez, Eugenio Valdes and Hans-Michael Herzog, Director of the Daros-Latinamerica Collection.

Please click on the following link to download the essay from the catalogue by Sebastian Lopez:

>arrow link The Hours, Dimensions of Time by Sebastian Lopez (Word doc 2000 - 49KB)

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