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Despacio, San José, Costa Rica
March 3, 2016 – April 24, 2016
Artists: Adrián Melis (Cuba), Anja Majer (Alemania), Bethan Huws (Gales), Carey Young (Reino Unido), David Horvitz (Estados Unidos), Fabian Boschung (Suiza), Fayçal Baghriche (Francia/Algeria), Hans Eijkelboom (Países Bajos), Iván Argote (Colombia), Javier Calvo (Costa Rica), Jay Chung (Estados Unidos), Karin Lehmann (Suiza), Nicolás Robbio (Argentina), Nina Beier & Marie Lund (Dinamarca), Julian Charrière (Suiza/Francia), Sigurður Guðmundsson (Islandia), Swen Renault (Francia), and Thomas Moor (Suiza).
In its first exhibition under new leadership, Despacio presents conceptual artworks spanning the past 40 years by artists who understand how to capture and create ingenious moments that inform our memories and provoke our deepest ruminations.
It’s no secret, some moments slip away into the mental archive forever, while others vanish before we fully sense them. However, our most fulfilling experiences connect us with what we are really searching for; they lead us to ask, what are we seeking when visiting an exhibition?
This question has generated many answers over time and remains significant today in an ever-changing world of influences and expectations. It is also all the more relevant to Central America, a region with limited outlets for exploring art beyond national museums.
All of the works on display in No One Belongs Here More Than You playfully interpret moments in time. Some focus on the absence of something during that very moment and others suggest that the moment is indicative of something greater. Regardless of their differences, each artist’s work activates the viewer’s imagination and seeks to explore art in the context of time, reminding the viewer that great works of art are living things and exceptionally timeless.
No One Belongs Here More Than You mixes works by internationally celebrated conceptual artists with intriguing works by younger artists from Central America, the United States and Europe.
Courtesy of Despacio, San José