Gianfranco Foschino at El Museo del Barrio

January 8, 2017

Gianfranco Foschino, Christopher Grimes Gallery

Gianfranco Foschino, Sierra Nevada, 2015, high definition video, color, silent, on 55 inch LED screen with wood frame, 21 minutes, looped, 30 x 50-3/4 x 3-1/2 inches, 76 x 125 x 6.5 cm, edition of 5, with 2 AP

Rotative Repository of Latin American Video Art: Mono Canal a new exhibition featuring Gianfranco Foschino will open at El Museo del Barrio in New York on January 11th. The exhibition explores the work of Latin American video artists and their different approaches to the single-channel format. The works on display will range from pieces inspired by documentary or visual anthropology to others more akin to visual poetry or performance.


The exhibited artists represent the strongest trends in the Latin American video art tradition. Fully embracing contemporary production techniques and conceptual approaches, the exhibiting artist exemplify the multicultural discourse and critical thinking that have always been present in the complex identity of the Latin American countries, with commentary on the historic migrations and political changes of the region as well as on topics such as gender, identity, politics and power.


In an attempt to convey the vitality of contemporary Latin American video art, the exhibition will present the work of established artists alongside exciting work from the new generation of video artists.