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  • ICAA Record ID
    1163829
    AUTHOR
    Colmenarez, Asdrúbal, 1936-
    TITLE
    A Frank Popper / Asdrúbal Colmenárez
    IN
    Preludio 7, fuga siete. --- Caracas, Venezuela : Galería de Arte Nacional, 1991
    DESCRIPTION
    ill.
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Book/pamphlet article – Essays
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Colmenárez, Asdrúbal. "A Frank Popper." In Preludio 7, fuga siete. Caracas, Venezuela: Galería de Arte Nacional, 1991.
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Synopsis

The Venezuelan artist Asdrúbal Colmenárez wrote about his own installation, Preludio 7, fuga siete, on exhibition at the Galería de Arte Nacional (1991). He presents the objective of the installation, which is intended to raise viewer awareness of the process of perception without letting the iconography take over. The artist states that on the one hand, in terms of time, his approach is related to the “vulnerability of dreaming” while on the other, it is spatially related to the concept of “fractals.” To Colmenárez, this is his most ambitious project; it was conceived as a “collective creation.” Through the art/life/technology connection, the intention of this work is to take back the spaces lost to humanism. The text concludes with the writer’s thinking on the artist’s role in the twenty-first century.

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The importance of this document by the Venezuelan artist Asdrúbal Colmenárez (b. 1936) is in its reference to an installation considered the culmination of various approaches initiated by the artist in Paris (1986), in works called Partituras. Similarly, Colmenárez’s thinking gives this text a value as testimony, providing some unique, primary-source information that contributes to a more specific reading of the artist’s work.

 

The installation Preludio 7, fuga siete (Caracas: Galería de Arte Nacional, 1991) was organized by GAN (Galería de Arte Nacional) along with the Museo de Arte Moderno Jesús Soto (Ciudad Bolívar). Moreover, the artist was sponsored by the company ALCASA, Aluminio del Caroní, S.A. Two years earlier, this company had provided the artist with space for executing his work, in one of its maintenance facilities.

 

[For a critical text by María Luz Cárdenas on Colmenárez’s work, see the ICAA digital archives “Transposiciones” (doc. no. 1163902)].

Researcher
Maria Virginia Pineda Aranda
Team
Fundación Mercantil, Caracas, Venezuela
Credit
Asdrúbal Colmenárez, 1991
Location
CINAP. Centro de Informacion Nacional de Artes Plásticas. Galería de Arte Nacional, Plaza Los Museos, Los Caobos, Caracas.