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Cosmic Traces
Roberto Huarcaya; Palm Amazograma - Detail; February 2020 - Lima, Peru

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Cosmic Traces

Exhibition: 20 Apr – 24 Nov 2024

Thu 18 Apr 18:30

Venice Biennale - PERU

Arsenale, Castello


Cosmic Traces
Roberto Huarcaya; Palm Amazograma - Detail; February 2020 - Lima, Peru

The 60th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venize will take place from Saturday 20 April to Sunday 24 November, 2024, curated by Adriano Pedrosa under the title Foreigners Everywhere.

At the Peruvian Pavilion, the chosen project to embody the essence of the country is entitled COSMIC TRACES by the esteemed artist Roberto Huarcaya (1959 | Lima, Peru). This exhibition is curated by Alejandro León Cannock (1980 | Lima, Peru), and benefits from the curatorial insights of Joan Fontcuberta (1955 | Barcelona, Spain), Andrea Jösch (1973 | Santiago, Chile), and Amanda Antunes (1986 | São Paulo, Brazil).

The exhibition presents an installation that brings together in harmony a collection of remarkable works: a monumental photogram meticulously conceived by artist Roberto Huarcaya in the heart of the Amazon rainforest –precisely within the Bahuaja Sonene National Park, nestled in the Tambopata jungle of Peru. Against the backdrop of this lush setting, Huarcaya unfolded a 30-meter photosensitive paper roll beneath a towering palm tree during a storm, allowing the lightning to etch its imprint onto the paper during the night. This photogram was revealed and fixed in-situ in a set-up darkroom amidst the jungle, utilizing water from nearby rivers. Notably, the liquid remnants from the development journeyed to Lima, ensuring environmentally responsible disposal. Complementing this visual masterpiece, a sculpture of a canoe by the talented artist Antonio Pareja (1953 | Lima, Peru), and a piano composition envisioned by Mariano Zuzunaga (1953 | Lima, Peru).

The proposal emerges at a crossroads between photography, installation and land art, challenging our approach to (re)presenting the environment. It serves as an immersive, fleeting ritual sanctuary designed to awaken consciousness, spark the imagination and promote meditation. By doing so, the proposal encourages viewers to reconsider their surroundings from a sensitive and non-instrumental approach.

The inaugural ceremony for the Cosmic Traces exhibition will take place tomorrow, Thursday, April 18th, at 4:30 pm at Sede Arsenale, Sale d'Armi, 1st Floor, Venice, Italy. The exhibition will be open to the public from April 20th to November 24, 2024.

Cosmic Traces
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