Antonio and Limari Ascaso request the pleasure of your company to a conversation with the artists and curator and the opening reception of

SPANISH SWING

Roc Laseca, Curator

Adrian Alemán,Teresa Arozena, Beatriz Lecuona and Oscar Hernandez

on Friday, March 22 @ 7 pm

ON IMAGE REPRESENTATION AND SPANISHNESS

Panel Discussion and Conversation

Dr. Alfredo Perez Triff / MDC Philosophy Professor
Beatriz Lecuona and Oscar Hernandez / Artists
Dr. Roc Laseca / The Spanish Swing Curator

2441 NW 2nd Ave.
Miami, Fl. 33127
305 571 9410
ascasogallery@gmail.com www.ascasogallery.com

 

 

Beatriz Lecuona & Oscar Hernandez. Sin titulo, 2010. Repujado sobre laton, 17.7 x 17.7 in.
Beatriz Lecuona and Oscar Hernández, Untitled, 2010. Brass embossed, 45 x 45 cm / 17.7 x 17.7 in.

March 22 – May 11

Spanish Swing

Ascaso Gallery is carrying out a unique collective under Spanish curator Roc Laseca at its Wynwood site beginning March 22, 2013. Offering some of the latest visual trends in contemporary arts, the collective integrates pieces by Canarian artists Adrián Alemán (large-format photography), Teresa Arozena (mid-format photography), Gonzalo González (drawing and sculpture), and Beatriz Lecuona and Óscar Hernández (embossed sculpture and drawing). The exhibit seeks to examine contemporary ways in which the image, at the vortex of the current flow, behaves as a swing balancing between the polarities of Time, Body and Death. Shown at Galería de Arte Ascaso in Caracas, Venezuela in 2011, El Columpio Español (Spanish Swing) is an example of the gallery’s new programs embracing the most recent contemporary languages. A full-color catalog including an exhaustive essay signed by the curator accompanies the exhibit.

Adrian Aleman. SOCIUS 08, 2010. Fotografia cromogénica, 70.8 x 88.5 in
Adrián Alemán, Serie Socius, Socius 08, 2010.Chromogenic print,180 x 225 cm / 70.8 x 88.5 in

About The Curator Roc Laseca is a musicologist (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) and semiologist (Helsinki University) with a PhD in Art Theory and Prospective Culture from University of La Laguna, where he held a research position between the years of 2006 and 2011. He is currently a member- elect of the Board of Directors of the ATADEM (Spanish acronym for ‘Tenerife Association of Friends of Music’) Society and the Athenaeum of La Laguna (Tenerife), where he serves as Secretary of the Arts for the period 2011-2013. Laseca has developed curatorial programs for institutions and museums in Europe, Latin America and the United States. He has been guest professor at Lanús University (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Nova University (Lisbon, Portugal) and Miami Dade College (Miami, Florida), among others. In 2012, he coordinated the Long Beach, California Museum of Latin American Art’s public program ‘Peripheral Thought’, and is co-founder of LA F_LTA, Cultural Research Center, of the Canaries. Part of his work on contemporary semiotics has been published by the University of Rome Tor Vergata, the Institute of Canarian Studies, and others. Laseca’s previous curatorship in Miami was ‘BILL VIOLA: LIBER INSULARUM’, presented at the North Miami MOCA between December 2012 and March 2013.

Beatriz Lecuona and Oscar Hernández, Untitled, 2010, Graphite on paper, 100 x 100 cm each  / 39.3 x 39.3 in
Beatriz Lecuona and Oscar Hernández, Untitled, 2010, Graphite on paper, 100 x 100 cm each / 39.3 x 39.3 in

About Ascaso Gallery Galeria de Arte Ascaso was founded in Valencia, Venezuela in 1989 by Antonio Ascaso and Limari Ramirez de Ascaso. In 2002 they opened a branch in Caracas and in 2010 a new space, Ascaso Gallery, in Wynwood Arts District, Miami, bringing propositions of diverse backgrounds of Latin American art, with monographic and thematic exhibitions new to audiences in the United States. Ascaso Gallery supports public art projects and publications. A very important accomplishment of Ascaso Gallery has been the production of museum quality catalogues and publications of the artists represented. Ascaso Gallery works directly with the artists, coordinating exhibitions in the gallery as well as in other institutions, representing them in international art affairs such as FIA Caracas since1992, Art Miami since 2000, ArtBo since 2007.


2441 NW 2nd Ave.
Miami, Fl. 33127
305 571 9410

ascasogallery@gmail.com
www.ascasogallery.com

Regular Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 10 – 6
Second Saturdays: 4.30 – 10 (Wynwood Gallery Walks)

 

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