Vastari Attends the Opening of Pinta London

“Latin America is hot, whether you’re talking about Bogotá, Colombia; São Paulo, Brazil; or Buenos Aires, Argentina,” said Glenn D. Lowry, the director of MoMA. “You’ve got institutions with a longstanding interest, biennials, art fairs, new collectors and other institutions that have become increasingly aware of how important Latin America is to any global conversation.”

-Latin American Art, Rediscovered Again By ROBIN POGREBIN NYT

Yesterday Vastari attended the opening of Pinta London: The Modern & Contemporary latin American Art Show. 

Pinta London is the only art event dedicated to Latin American Art providing a unique platform in Europe to exhibit and promote Latin American artists. Pinta also includes artists from Spain and Portugal reflecting these countries’ undeniable influence in the formation of the Latin American identity.’

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Held on a beautiful and sunny day in London, in its fifth year in London, Pinta showcased a wide variety of artists and works from the Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Art World.

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Emilio Gañán (Spain, 1976) - At Galeria Fernando Pradilla

Stepping into Earls Court Exhibition Centre, one felt as if they’d been transported to a Latin American city. Spanish over took as the main language and excited new and old faces curiously walked around the fair getting a taste of new and established talents from different cultural environments. All these factors, along with the relaxed and joyful latin atmosphere, made it a delightful evening. 

imageJoaquin Sancho Espai (1975)

imageRosana Ricalde As Mil e Uma Noites (2010)

- Cut-out paper sentences from the book One Thousand and One Nights.

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One of the key pieces of the night was by Bolivian artist Sonia Falcone: Campo de Color (2010).

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This piece was actually featured in the 55th Biennale di Venezia at the Latin America- Pavilion of the Istituto Italo- Latinoamericano (IILA).

Campo de Color (Color Field), 2012- Mixed media installation consisting of clay bowls of variable dimensions filled with spices. 

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“The clay bowls containing the powdered spices merge East and West, drawing on the culinary richness of humanity that makes itself felt thanks to the ‘sculptural power’ of smell. The mixture of infinite aromas transforms the surrounding space and broadens the perceptive experience of anyone who enters this Campo de Color

- Adriana Herrera: arts writer based in Miami, FL and curator of the Aluna Art Foundation. 

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Alfredo Jaar, September 15 (2009). 

If you are in London, make sure you stop by and have a look. Additionally, if you are a Vastari Member you may contact your personal advisor to obtain complimentary tickets.