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EIELSON at the MALI (Museo de Arte de Lima)

 

The first retrospective dedicated to the work of Jorge Eielson, brilliantly curated by Gabriela Rangel (Americas Society NY) and Sharon Leirner @ the Museo de Arte de Lima (MALI), seeks to emphasize the exceptional artistic character of the Peruvian poet and painter who found in his imposed self exile, a new applied language in artworks that reflected his roots and those of his native country. A self-described ‘worker of word… of image… of colour… of space,’ Eielson developed a unique and iconic language, far from the traditional two dimensional boundaries of the flat surface of a canvas. His paintings, most notably the Quipus, were unique in execution and reformulated the elaborated work of the incas in their ancient system of mathematics through textiles, leading him to develop an idiosyncratic visual language that reverberates in every one of his creations. With works in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museo de Arte de Lima; The Rockefeller Collection; and the Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX this major retrospective of Eielson’s work crowns the long due recognition of his outstanding career. @ MALI Peru, until March 4, 2018. 

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