Oct 17 2014

An Artist Talk by Alejandro Almanza Pereda

October 17, 2014

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Location

Lecture Center B2

Address

803 S. Morgan St., Chicago, Illinois

A l e j a n d r o | A l m a n z a | P e r e d a

AN ARTIST TALK PRESENTED BY THE LATIN AMERICAN & LATINO STUDIES PROGRAM & THE LATINO CULTURAL CENTER

OCTOBER 17, 2014 
12PM

RAFAEL ORTIZ CINTRON 
LATINO CULTURAL CENTER LECTURE CENTER B2
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 

 
Alejandro Almanza Pereda’s body of work comprises sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs and prints. The Mexican artist’s research is primarily focused on the field of equilibrium and precarious forces, bringing life to an allegory of our society and that which we perceive to be certain. The objects he is most interested in are those found in daily life: forms, interior decorations, furnishings, and many other common tools. Through his precarious installations he takes away the presumed function of the chosen object, instead transforming it into a mere aesthetic whim. Always maintaining a site-specific attention to places and contexts, the artist is able to create humorous and, at the same time, prickly critiques of human self assurance, showing us the superfluous and comic aspect of our beliefs.
 
‚ÄčThis event is part of the
LIT&LUZ Festival, Chicago
October 15-18th, 2014

Contact

Marta Ayala

Date posted

Aug 13, 2018

Date updated

Aug 13, 2018