Solo show – Arturo Kameya
From: March, 12th. Until: April, 10th 2015.
Science Fiction is an individual exhibition of Arturo Kameya on ways to understand and represent reality and fuzzy boundaries that are generated with fiction. The exhibition includes collages, objects / sculptures and installation hued images concerning the conception of the use of space, the construction of archetypes and cosmogonies overlapping of different cultures.
The exhibition arises from the artist’s interest in finding new-discursive historical from a diverse selection of images, despite apparently unconnected, allow questioning the relation between reality and fiction and the way to legitimize the discourse in which it is read and perceived the official history. The images have not been chosen at random; the selection responds to a criterion that seeks to generate alternative “stories” and to structure a large archive of images from the utopia and failure criteria. That is because there are images of moments in which the course of history could turn dramatically, but that did not materialize.
Therefore, the images are not arranged in a chronological sequence, it is proposed to create free connections using time, space and graphic information in a flexible way. Each viewer will find their own way to read the history and relate the images, allowing to find connections between the historic fragments devoid from their original contexts. The bank of images and ideas come from various sources, including: architectural and artistic movements of the 60’s and 70’s; Georgy Krutikov architects, Étienne-Louis Boullée and Cedric Price, images of science fiction films of the mid-twentieth century, scientific diagrams, images found in historical records, album covers, films, paintings, etc. Each viewer then find their own way to read the story and relate the images, allowing to find connections between their original contexts devoid of historical fragments. The tour of the exhibition is separated into two groups of associations of images: those evenings, opaque and transparent, that relate to the fragility of social, ideological and material structures that shaped the societies of the late twentieth century; and a second group, which refers to the dark and light, as analogies of the speeches that have been raised about the physical dimensions and our place in the universe.
The collection of images and ideas come from different sources, including: architectural and artistic movements of the 60’s and 70’s; architects such Georgy Krutikov, Étienne-Louis Boullée and Cedric Price; images of science fiction films of the mid-twentieth century; scientific diagrams; images found in historical archives; album covers, movie; paintings; etc.
About the artist:
Arturo Kameya [Lima, 1984]
He holds a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Painting from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru. He studied graphic design at the Centro de la Imagen in Lima. He was a finalist on three occasions Painting Competition and mixed technique CENTRAL RESERVE BANK OF PERU and Passport Contest for an artist and the National Exhibition of Photography ICPNA. He has participated in several group exhibitions in Lima and joined the group show Peruvian Painting Today in the Museum of Americas in Florida, USA.
Photo credits of the exhibition: Eduardo Hirose