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 AdriÃ¡n AlemÃ¡n (large-format photography), Teresa Arozena (mid-format photography), Gonzalo GonzÃ¡lez (drawing and sculpture), and Beatriz Lecuona and Ã“scar HernÃ¡ndez (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 GalerÃa de Arte Ascaso in Caracas, Venezuela in 2011, El Columpio EspaÃ±ol (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.
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 LanÃºs 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 â€˜BILL VIOLA: LIBER INSULARUMâ€™, presented at the North Miami MOCA between December 2012 and March 2013.
About Ascaso GalleryGaleria 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.