30 Jan → 27 Mar 2021
From Tue to Sat, from 10 a.m to 7 p.m. Closed Sun & Mon
While the Centquatre presents a retrospective of Iván Navarro, the Templon gallery reveals 10 previously unseen works created during the confinement. During this period, the artist wanted (and surely needed) to escape. For this exhibition, he takes us on a journey into the cosmos! Sometimes disturbing, his imaginary compositions discuss the limits of astronomy and its mental representations. Like the debris of a fragmentation grenade, the stars appear somewhat threatening... Iván Navarro's works oscillate between aestheticism and political commitment. No wonder when you know his story! Iván Navarro was born in Santiago in 1972. He emigrated to the United States some twenty years later where he shaped his first sculptures, strongly imbued with the American minimalism and design that surrounded him. The artist works with light as his main medium without forgetting his childhood in Chile, marked by Pinochet's dictatorial regime. He plays with spaces, transforming them through lighting and color. Playful and amusing, his creations often denounce the horrors made during the Chilean dictatorship. Here, he adds a metaphysical dimension to his works by questioning the origin of our civilizations. For this exhibition, Iván Navarro has worked a medium never before exploited in his creation: painting! By adding it to his compositions engraved and filled with LEDs, he wonders about modern man and his relationship with machines. For it is true that we have never been so connected since the confinement! How far will we go? A viewing room is available for all the exhibitions in the Templon gallery if you don't have the opportunity to go there. As for the exhibition at Centquatre, it is open from January 9 to February 28, 2021, depending on government decisions. A catalog will still be published on the occasion of this double presentation of the artist in the capital!