Uruguay Exhibition Circuit June 2, 2016


The exhibition circuit will be composed of 4 different venues in the city of Montevideo, and consists of multi-sections that present a total of 89 photos. The curatorial work will be especially thought of as it will be individually sectioned per each space, but jointly form part of one global set of works. It will be the first time that David LaChapelle opens 4 simultaneous exhibitions in the same city. The art shows will be accompanied with 2 lectures. One for students and the other for AGADU where the authors that are partners of the entity will be involved.

Works of large format (almost more than 22 ft for Deluge and Seismic Shift Series), will be exhibited for the first time in Uruguay. LaChapelle approaches photography in a more conceptual way in the series Landscapes & Gas Stations.

As in the above mentioned Gas Stations and Landscape, He expresses a surreal consideration about the exploitation of Earth’s resources or as in Still Life and Earth Laughs in Flowers series, the artist, facing a topic that describes most of his artistic production, shows a critic point of view about the beauty perception.

Another section of the exhibition circuit will show a selection of photos dated before 2006. These are the most known works that made him famous all around the word. They depict a human universe, tinged with the colours and the lights of plastic, morbidly tied to the research of pleasure and excess.

A section that will gather all the portraits of celebrities, from music to fashion and movies, scenes based on religious themes with surrealistic touches, references of masterpieces of the art history and cinema, an artistic production defined by the chromatic saturation and movement, with which the American photographer reached his identifiable aesthetical style and influenced many artists of the following generations.

The exhibition will also feature projection space, where the famous and amazing videos will be on view.

We would like to officially announce the upcoming exhibition circuit opening in Montevideo Uruguay this June! Organized by 212 Productions and for the first time worldwide, David LaChapelle will be exhibiting in Montevideo, in 4 spaces simultaneously. The multiple activities around this exhibition circuit will take place at the FUNDACIÓN UNIÓN (FU), the CENTRO DE FOTOGRAFÍA DE MONTEVIDEO (CdF), the ESPACIO DE ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO (EAC) and the ASOCIACIÓN GENERAL DE AUTORES DEL URUGUAY (AGADU). In the MUSEO NACIONAL DE ARTES VISUALES (MNAV) and in the ASOCIACIÓN GENERAL DE AUTORES DEL URUGUAY (AGADU) two lectures will complement the exhibits.

LACHAPELLE’s exhibits have traveled the world; and in Latin America to Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Peru, Colombia and Chile; showcasing in cultural venues such as the Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso in Mexico City, Museo de las Artes, in Guadalajara, the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Puerto Rico, Lima and Santiago, among others. In Mexico, his exhibit managed to be named the best show of the decade by an international artist, with more than 170,000 visits.

The exhibition will be open to the public on June 2016.

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