Andrés Durán “Edited Monument: Avenue of the Americas”

Y Gallery (319 Grand St.)

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Y Gallery presents the exhibition Edited Monument: Avenue of the Americas by Andrés Durán, winner of the 2015 CCU Art Grant. Through CCU Art Grant, CCU intends to acknowledge and strengthen the development and internationalization of Chilean contemporary artists to generate an environment for dialogue promotion as well as to foster the exchange of experiences and knowledge with artists and entities related to art at a worldwide level, to show their work and to create networks.

Durán´s work is informed by concepts such as habitat, urbanity, and landscape. Working in the relation between reality and fiction, his work is based on the use of digital post- production procedures. The exhibition is composed by five photographs and a video installation. These pieces are part of a wider project called Monumento Editado (Edited Monument) for which the artist takes as departure point commemorative monuments from the late nineteenth century / early twentieth century in South America. For this occasion Durán focuses specifically on Latin-American heroes monuments in the city of New York. The exhibition takes the 6th Avenue called Avenue of the Americas as the main theme of his exploration. In 1945 this Avenue was renamed as Avenue of the Americas and many statues of Latin American liberators were installed on it, from Central Park to Canal St. Nowadays just a few people in the city know the identities of those statues. Edited Monument: Avenue of the Americas raises questions about the construction and understanding of Latin American Identity and about the validity of commemorative monuments in the contemporary city.

Andrés Durán Dávila (1974) lives and works in Santiago de Chile. He has a Bachelor in Fine Arts from ARCIS University and has done studies in Architecture. He has featured solo exhibitions such as: Monumento Editado (2014-2016) Gabriela Mistral Gallery (Chile) 2014; Ejercicios para distraer la mirada (2012) Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Chile); Jardín se arrienda (2009); Delay (2005); Ménsulas (2003) MAC (Chile); Terreno Baldío (2002) Gabriela Mistral Gallery (Chile) and the public intervention Casa Cartel (2001). He has participate in several group shows in Chile and abroad such as; IV Bienal del MERCOSUR (2001), Porto Alegre (Brazil); Festival Guatephoto (Guatemala) 2015; Territorios Fronterizos. La fotografía más allá de la imagen (2014), Centro Cultural Matucana 100 (Chile); Travesías: Chile-Asia Pacífico (2005), Museo Nacional de Arte Contemporáneo (Corea). He has been nominated to the Altazor award for best installation (2005), and has received the fellowship of FONDART in 2001, 2003, 2009, 2012, 2015.



from April 12, 2016 to April 26, 2016

Opening Reception on 2016-04-12 from 19:00


Andrés Durán

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