During the summer ´ace is pleased to present the exhibition "Alchemy and other incompleteness" which includes 5 books of Chilean artist Guillermo Nuñez, donated by the artist to the ´ace´s collection in 2007.
The books will be accompanied with other prints made by the artist in collaboration with Alicia Candiani and emerging Latin American artists at the Taller de Grafica de la Habana (Havana´s Print Workshop) in Cuba in 2007 during the celebration ofLa Joven Estampa.
These intervened prints also belong to 'ace permanent collection.
Artists 'books by Guillermo Nuñez will be on display together with the international exhibition of artists' books in small format Mimb I. It will also be available to the public the Nuñez´s “Retrato hablado” catalog for consultation to those interested in studying the work of this artist.
"Alchemy means to complete something that is incomplete"
Tiro al blanco
La quinta del sordo
ABOUT GUILLERMO NUÑEZ
Guillermo Nuñez Enriquez, visual artist, was born in Santiago de Chile in January 1930. In 1953 he traveled to Paris, France. He studied at the Academy Grand Chaumiere and the Arsenal and Opera Library. In this city he met Roberto Matta. In 1959 he studied printmaking at UMPRUM, School of Applied Arts in Prague, Czechoslovakia, and in 1959 was awarded a scholarship by the Ministry of Culture of Czechoslovakia. In 1971 he was appointed Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Santiago. During 1975 he was arrested by security forces after the closure of an exhibition of his that was highly controversial. The artist was expelled and had to go into exile to France. In 1987 his return to Chile was allowed. He was awarded by the government of Chile to the National Art Award in 2007.
Multifaceted artist, during his long and distinguished career he works in the drawing, oil, acrylic, printmaking, installation, screen printing and photo-silk screen, scenery, and poetry, always focused his gaze on the human being and his problems.Historical events, wars, political and social disputes are always present in his works as universal theme, stopping violence, especially in situations where he represents the man, crushed, torn into fragments, and with all the intensity of their pain. Playful and ironic, in permanent contact with the art dynamic presents not only the written word in books, booklets and brochures, but posts messages through the media, making them unique also in pictorial form.