September 18, 2019
6 - 8 pm
October 4, 2019
11.30 am - 1:30 pm
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'.
Mon Ross' documentary film reveals an intimate portrait of Centurión's life and work through the memories of his Paraguayan and Argentine friends (tralier below):
(Feliciano Centurión: Abrazo Íntimo al Natural, Mon Ross, Argentina/Paraguay, 2016, 63 min. In Spanish with English subtitles. U.S. Premiere).