October 24, 2009 - Centro Abierto - Site-Specific Interventions in Downtown Lima
October 24, 2009

Site-Specific Interventions in Downtown Lima

Organized by: Alta Tecnología Andina – ATA, Fundación Telefónica and Museo de Arte de Lima – MALI

Four site-specific projects will be presented in Lima’s historic downtown during “La Gran Semana de Lima”
October 23 – November 1, 2009

Documentation materials of the conception and production process of each work will be exhibited at Centro Fundación Telefónica in Lima
October 30, 2009 – January 31, 2010
For more information: www.centroabierto.org

Centro Abierto 09, conceived and produced jointly by Alta Tecnología Andina – ATA, Fundación Telefónica and Museo de Arte de Lima – MALI, seeks to promote art in public spaces in historic downtown Lima, a bustling city of over 8 million inhabitants.

This year the call for projects, the first of a five-year series, centers on eight locations in the surroundings of Lima’s imposing Plaza San Martín.

The four projects, chosen by the selection committee among more than 170 proposals submitted from over 11 countries in Latin America, will be presented between October 23 and November 1, during the city’s celebration of “La Gran Semana de Lima”.

Projects
Orden Público (Public order) by Cuban artist James Bonachea, who intervenes the site of Democracy Park by installing red, blue and yellow emergency lights in the park’s streetlighting system.

La foto salió movida (Photo blurred) by Peruvian artist Sandra Nakamura, who covers the facade of historic Teatro Colón with the fragmented image of the inside of the theater, as if the facade had been removed.

Identidad (Identity) by Argentinian artist Fabián Nonino, who develops an interactive installation on the façade of the building of the Peruvian Telephone Company. The public will send photos from their cell phones and see how the image is reshaped through thousands of emblematic national images (which take the place of pixels), and is projected in real time onto the façade.

Yo y San Martín (Me and San Martín) by Chilean artist Francisca Sánchez, who constructs a platform surrounding the monument to Independence hero José de San Martín, levelling the public’s relation to the hero.
For further information: www.centroabierto.org

Selection committee
- Rodrigo Alonso. Critic and curator, active in Argentina.
- Martín Bustamante. Representative of the City of Lima.
- Tatiana Cuevas. Curator of contemporary art, Museo de Arte de Lima.
- Lucía García de Polavieja. Cultural projects manager, Fundación Telefónica.
- José Carlos Mariátegui. Director of international projects, Alta Tecnología Andina.
- Jorge Villacorta. Critic and curator, active in Peru.

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