FALL 2012: A Glimpse at the DRCLAS Permanent Collection

Permanent Collection

FALL 2012
Showcase of the DRCLAS Permanent Collection Piece: Engine by Mario Navarro
As one of the most conspicuous members of the mid-nineties post-dictatorial generation in Chile, Mario Navarro has produced, over the past fifteen years, a copious amount of work that continuously interrogates the political ascription of the viewer and puts in evidence the fragility of historical narratives. The series of prints that we acquired in 2009 each depicts the axial rotation of some of the most important acronyms in Latin American politics; FARC, EZLN, and others. By “sketching” the rotation of the acronym as a particular geometric figure, Navarro suggests to the viewer the type of social space that each of these political groups would have enabled.

Mario Navarro (Santiago, Chile, 1970) lives and works in Santiago de Chile. He studied Fine Arts at the Art School of the Catholic University of Chile, Interactive Media at the School of Design of the Catholic University of Chile and held an internship in Fine Arts at Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, Paris. Since 1999, he is a Professor at the School of Art at the Catholic University of Chile and works as an independent curator.

Saturday, December 1, 2012 to Friday, March 15, 2013
DRCLAS, CGIS South, 2nd Floor and Concourse level. 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
Contact: Marcela RamosARTS@DRCLAS Program Manager
This exhibition is made possible by the generous support of Brillembourg, Brodsky and Leman Endowment Funds