Prome Encuentro Bienal Arte Contemporaneo di Caribe presents Giants in the City in ArubaMonday, July 16th, 2012 Categories: Biennales, Exhibitions, Updates
The exhibition of Giants in the City, an inflatable sculpture public art project organized by founder and curator Alejandro Mendoza features twenty-five giant sculptures fabricated in nylon, inflated, and supported upright by a continuous supply of air through the interior. Although imposing in height, these are light-weight and easy to install: the sculptures that can be inflated and deflated in minutes, and can then be packed in a bag and carried to a new location – anywhere on the island or in the world. They are supported upright by a continuous stream of air from a generator.
The objective of this exhibition is as explained on the website; to incorporate giant inflatable art sculptures on the island in public spaces to bring forward the importance of art in the existing urban landscape. And to give to the community and to the general public a contemporary visual art experience as never seen before in Aruba. Offering families the experience where kids and their parents can stroll, take a tour, play with (and punch) the sculptures, and maybe even learn a thing or two about nature. The exposition will trigger and motivate the public to visit the other expositions and events.
Selected Aritsts Include:
| Blanca Caraballo | Mariano Costa-Peuser | Othon Castañeda | Yovani Bauta | Jose Bedia | Leonal Matheu | Eduard Duval-Carrie | Frank Hyder | Alejandro Mendoza. Giants in the city is curated by Jose Manuel Noceda Fernández, with Co Curator: Alida Martinez and General Production organized by Nelson Gonzalez.
Baby Beach: July 21- 5:00 pm
Eagle Beach: July 22- 5:00 pm
Wilhelminapark: July 24- July 27- 6:00 pm
For more information contant the administrative team at : or visit www.encuentroartaruba.org. You can also call T: 00297 5886868 or visit the offices at Paradera Park 213. Paradera, Aruba. Contact Person for exhibition is Nelson Gonzalez.
About the Biennale:
The Caribbean is the setting for a few established biennials and triennials in an island setting, and fosters collective exhibitions of some importance, which in various ways and on different scales display the region's contemporary artistic activity. Establishing a new, regular exhibition on Aruba thus implies taking account of these preceding events, publicizing them and the related exhibitions, and participating in a wider dissemination of contemporary Caribbean art. The Aruba biennial is planned to function as a platform or stage: a cycle of activities over some months will reflect a variety of thematic interests related to the current Caribbean milieu and its art. It will also foster the area's relations with other geocultural zones having similar characteristics and problems; and it will invite, as special guests, recognized creative people from the Caribbean and elsewhere, to exhibit their work on Aruba and share the fruits of their experience with the Aruban artists.
Special attention will be paid to educational projects linked to the event, designed to familiarize the public with the various types of contemporary art. The Biennial will seek attendance by critics, curators and art historians from other parts of the world, to give lectures and run workshops and be potential disseminators of Caribbean visual arts at regional and international level.