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Ishmael Randall Weeks: Cuts, Burns, Punctures

January 17 – March 13, 2013
The Drawing Center, New York

New York – Peruvian born, New York-based artist Ishmael Randall Weeks will present a meditation on recent Peruvian history in the form of a double slide projection using found slides that the artist burns, punctures, cuts, and draws upon.

This is the first time that Randall Weeks has worked in this format and it represents an extension of his drawing practice as well as of his installations using recycled materials. As the slides go in and out of focus and his intervention ranges from minimal to extreme, Randall Weeks develops a personalized narrative response to the politically and socially charged moment of 1970s–80s Peru—among the most violent periods in recent history. In form and content, his project directly references seminal artistic interventions from the 1970s such as the work of Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica and the Tropicalia movement. In this way, Randall Weeks pays tribute to Latin America’s radical artistic past and raises awareness for the future. The exhibition is curated by Claire Gilman, Curator.

Practical Info
The Drawing Center
35 Wooster Street, New York, NY, 10013
tel: 212-219-2166
Gallery Hours: Wed-Sun, 12-6pm; Thurs, 12-8pm.

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