Feliciano Centurión: I Am Awake (1992 – 1996)
Cecilia Brunson Projects is pleased to announce 'I am Awake', the first London exhibition of the celebrated Paraguayan artist Feliciano Centurión.
Centurión, who died aged 34 in 1996 from the complications of AIDS, was a central figure of the Arte Light movement of the late 80s, linked to the Ricardo Rojas Cultural Center in Buenos Aires. These artists were known for their flamboyant, irreverent works that embodied progressive attitudes to sexuality and lifestyle, emerging in tandem with the fall of right-wing dictatorships across Latin America.
'I am Awake' is comprised of a series of works from the artist's estate, some of which are being shown publicly for the first time since his death. Taken mostly from the period of his life following his diagnosis with HIV in 1992, the exhibition consists of characteristic embroidered frazadas (blankets), along with plastic dinosaurs bedecked with crochet outfits, painted paper plates, and the documentary film directed by Mon Ross, 'Feliciano Centurión: Abrazo Íntimo al Natural'.
A documentary film by Mon Ross' will be shown in the exhibition and reveals an intimate portrait of Centurión's life and work through the memories of his Paraguayan and Argentine friends.
Feliciano Centurión’s Textiles Enact New PleasuresRebecca Jagoe , Frieze , January 15, 2020
Three exhibitions to see in London this weekendKabir Jhala and José da Silva, The Art Newspaper, November 29, 2019
Interview | Cecilia Brunson Projects Founder on I Am Awake by Feliciano CenturiónEric Block, The London Magazine, November 12, 2019
Review: Feliciano Centurión, I am Awake: 1992 - 1996Rachel Leonard, Gold Circle, November 10, 2019
Private View - Feliciano Centurión : I am awake2G Royal Oak Yard, SE1 3GD September 18, 2019 6 PM - 8 PM Cecilia Brunson Projects invites you to a celebration of the estate representation and exhibition opening of 'I am Awake' by Feliciano Centurión . 'I am Awake' is comprised of a series of works from the artist's estate, some of which are being shown publicly for the first time since his death. Taken mostly from the period of his life following his diagnosis with HIV in 1992, the exhbition consists of characteristic embroidered frazadas (blankets), along with...
Conversation with Pablo León de la BarraOctober 4, 2019 11.30 am - 1:30 pm (Conversation will start at 12pm) 2G Royal Oak Yard, SE1 3GD Join Pablo and Cecilia while they discuss Feliciano's work, positioning it against the backdrop of Latin America, particularly Buenos Aires, in the 1980s and 1990s. As part of this conversation, Pablo and Cecilia will consider how Feliciano's practice dealt with identity politics during the rule of dictatorships, and how we might relate these experiences to the present day. Pablo León de la Barra is Curator at Large, Latin America at the...