For his new exhibition Prostutopia at Galerie Templon in Brussels, Chilean artist Iván Navarro has deconstructed the notion of utopia. Extending his exploration of the energetic forces that incite revolutionary action, and following up on his recent exhibition Fanfare, at Templon Paris in 2017, which invoked the power of sound and music as a revolutionary tool, he now turns his attention to the utopian vision and its exploitation.
A resident of New York for over 20 years, Iván Navarro’s works are political, informed by art history, design and architecture as well as his personal experience of American society and the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile. His new work tak es the notion of utopia and its subsequent commodification as its starting point. Prostutopia questions the distorting spectacle of utopia dressed up, marketed and denatured.
On the opening evening, between 6.30pm and 7.30pm, the exhibition will include a performance piece entitled Sirens, conceived in collaboration with artist Courtney Smith.
Born in 1972 in Santiago, Iván Navarro has been living and working in Brooklyn (NY) since 1997.
IVÁN NAVARRO: PROSTUTOPIA
Exhibition Dates: September 6 –October 20, 2018
Opening: Thursday, September 6, 2018 from 5.30pm to 8.30pm
Special Performance: Thursday, September 6, 2018 from 6.30pm to 7.30pm
BRUSSELS GALLERY WEEKEND: SEPTEMBER 6-9, 2018
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