IILA - Italo-Latin American Institute - Biennale Arte 2015

IILA - Italo-Latin American Institute - Biennale Arte 2015
Roma, Italy

INDIGENOUS VOICES
by Alfons Hug, Curator of Pavilion of Latin America – IILA (Italo-Latin American Institute)

The sound installation consists of several indigenous Latin American languages. We selected artists who have an affinity for the indigenous linguistic heritage. The main factors in the choice of languages are not only the historical and cultural importance of the language and ethnic group, but also how close to the brink of extinction they are, and how much esthetic appeal they have.
On entering the room visitors will first hear a vague, polyphonic murmuring of all the voices together, a tapestry of sound reminiscent of a sacred space; they will then approach the individual loudspeakers though which every single language will be clearly audible.
The radical reduction of the installation to sound only demands intense concentration on the part of the visitors; the more the listeners are willing to immerse themselves in the cosmos of rare languages, the more visual elements can be dispensed with.
It is also noteworthy that all the artists are participating in a collective work that knows neither hegemony nor rank.

TECHNICAL FORM

“Voces Indígenas” (Indigenous Voices)
Pavilion of Latin America – IILA
56. International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia

May 9th – November 22nd 2015
Isolotto, Arsenale – 30122 Venice

Opening
Friday May 8th 2015, 12.00 p.m.

Commissioner
Sylvia Irrazábal

Curator
Alfons Hug

Deputy curator
Alberto Saraiva

Participants:

ARGENTINA
Sofia Medici e Laura Kalauz

PLURINATIONAL STATE OF BOLIVIA
Sonia Falcone e José Laura Yapita

BRAZIL
Adriana Barreto
Paulo Nazareth

CHILE
Rainer Krause

COLOMBIA
León David Cobo, María Cristina Rincón e Claudia Rodríguez

COSTA RICA
Priscilla Monge

ECUADOR
Fabiano Kueva

EL SALVADOR
Mauricio Kabistan

GUATEMALA
Sandra Monterroso

HAITI
Barbara Prézeau Stephenson

HONDURAS
Leonardo González

NICARAGUA
Raúl Quintanilla

PANAMA
Humberto Vélez

PARAGUAY
Erika Meza e Javier López

PERU
José Huamán Turpo

URUGUAY
Gustavo Tabares

SPECIAL PARTICIPATION
Ellen Slegers

For additional information
Cultural Department IILA
Ph: +39 0668492.225/246 – fax +39 066872834
s.culturale@iila.org / www.iila.org

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