"Succession" By Macarena Abarca Flores3. Sep - 30. Sep 12 / ended Shipton Street Gallery
Opening Studio: 3rd to 12th September, 2-6pm Exhibition Dates: 14th to 30th September, 11-6 pm
"Succession" By Macarena Abarca Flores
The East London based Shipton Street Gallery is delighted to present “Succession” the first Britain solo-show of Chilean Artist Macarena Abarca Flores.
The event will be taken place during a month, the artist will have nine days of preparation ‘open studio’ followed by fifteen days of public exhibition starting on 14th until 28th of September. A private view will be held on the 13th of September with the presence of the artist herself.
Succession exhibition presents Macarena Abarca Flores personal work of production, which seeks to generate her reflection created in an intimate space that allow direct contact with the public. Her interventions will be created from the articulation of divers materials and ideas through actions, drawings and video documentations. The final aim of the artist is to use and transform the whole space, creating a single piece of work that will coincide with her previous work.
Known for her constant preoccupation about the identity of worker. Her artworks always feature elements that reveal memory retrievals and recollections of moments. Through her actions and production she expresses her thoughts making critical reviews on society and economical power that rules over it. In every part of Abarca Flores's work the viewers not only sense the artistic experiences but also understand the disturbing tension that the artist uses to express throughout her work.
Macarena Abarca Flores (www.flickr.com/photos/abarcaflores)
Born in 1984, in Santiago Macarena Abarca Flores is a Chile-based artist where she currently lives and works. Graduated in Visual Arts from Chili University where she serves as assistant teacher to the lectures of Drawing and Color from 2007 until this date. She has participated in Curatoria Forense’s international residence “En el día de la virgen” and at OTI’s international residence ”Prueba Piloto” in Argentina. She was included in various group exhibitions such as “Recycling” (2011), No Más Clavos’s curatorship “Joyas Del Apocalipsis” (2011) and was selected for “For Love Not Money” (2011) and the “XXXIII Concurso De Arte Joven” (2011) She’s currently carrying out individual and collective projects for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Bogotá and presents her new pieces of work “H192” at L'atelier-Kunst(spiel)raum in Berlin.
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