Chasing Memory Argentina
After 60 years Peter Liashkov returned to Argentina in order to generate works that investigate adolescent memories, nostalgia and displacement. Liashkov left the province of Santa Fe at the age of 15, during Peron’s government in the mid 1950s. His time spent in Argentina and subsequent uprooting were the subject of his visual work.
Liashkov created a mixed media installation, made of drawings, immigration papers, ID cards, photographs, letters, and memorabilia. His working process was be recorded by a surveillance camera and his performance could therefore be viewed live from an adjoining gallery space on the premises of the Fundación ‘ace.
Peter Liashkov is a graphic artist and Professor Emeritus at Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles, USA.
Throughout the vestiges of memory, this installation and performance iconography reflects my personal search about memories. The connection between the past and the present Argentine, manifests into a reincarnation form. A monitor will be taking testimony of this exploration ritual.
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1939 | Rouen, France.
Lives and works in Los Angeles, USA.
1961 | Bachelor’s degree in Slavic Languages from the University of California, Los Angeles, USA.
1967 | MFA, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, USA.
San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, USA.
University of California, Santa Barbara, USA.
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, USA.
San Francisco Museum of Art, USA.
Cleveland Center of Contemporary Art, USA.
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan.
Centro Cultural San Ángel, Mexico.
The iconography of Chasing Memory, the installation and performance that artist Peter Liashkov developed during his artistic residence, tries to reflect his personal search regarding memory.
The link between his past recall of Argentina (the artist migrated to Argentina and lived here until the age of 15) and his present experience in the country appears as a sort of reincarnation. This was registered in the video exhibited in the Dialogue Space of the Fundación ‘ace house.
His piece was exhibited in the ‘aceNITE Memory, that took place on May the 20th, 2015.