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Aníbal López
Central American Biennial, 2016 at Despacio
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El hábito de estrofas, 2011
Installation View: Fabiola Carranza
Carranza hand painted nineteen signs for ambulatory and home-operated businesses in his ancestral hometown Atenas, Costa Rica. Each sign was made in accordance to the demands of its owner. She exchanged the signs she crafted for the originals and exhibited at Despacio. She also invited local vendor, Idalia Martinez, for whom she had made a sign to sell food at the opening reception.

Photo: Ronald Reyes
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Dino Real
Red Leopard Duke, 2014
Photo: Julian Garita / Natalia Jimenez
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Performance
Naufus Ramirez Figueroa
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Naked Fish Festival
The happening took place on April 2016 at Despacio.
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No One Belongs Here More Than You, 2016
No One Belongs Here More Than You, 2016
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Piña Matriz, 2014
Installation View: Carlos Fernandez

Proyecto basado en dos sistemas distintos para el cultivo de la piña, producto estrella de exportación en Costa Rica y a la vez un ícono de la vida en el trópico.
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Naked Fish Festival
The happening took place on April 2016 at Despacio.
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Video Art Manual, 2015
Installation View: Keren Cytter

In "Video Art Manual" Keren Cytter undermines the relationship between actors, setting and camera as typical for her handling of the medium film. Thematically the approximately 15 minutes feature is about the history of video art. Instead of offering a historical analysis of the medium and its development in the last forty years Cytter focuses on the conditions of how contemporary video art will be produced, installed and consumed. By doing this her video work can literally be seen as a manual to her own work.
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Dino Real
Caleidoexótica for Traffic Magazine, 2015
Photo: Juan Caliva
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Avenida Central, San José
Entrance for Despacio
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No One Belongs Here More Than You, 2016
In the background: The Totality of True Propositions (Before) by Julien Prévieux
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Naked Fish Festival
The happening took place on April 2016 at Despacio.
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First Day of Good Weather
The group show took place at Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf
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Julian Charrière
Siempre cuenta cuántos cuentos cuentas, 2016 at Despacio
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Aníbal López
Central American Biennial, 2016 at Despacio
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Performance
Naufus Ramirez Figueroa
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First Day of Good Weather
The group show took place at Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf
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A River Is A Rock

Upcoming   Starts Saturday, March 03, 2018 at 7 pm
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In Maya Rochat’s work, any process is a good one if it helps push photography into something other than an attempt to reproduce reality. For her, images should tell more than the truth. By compressing the images we experience collectively into her own dense, colorful language, Rochat creates works whose magic, in her own words, is all in the material.

Festival of Minimal Actions

Upcoming   Starts Saturday, March 03, 2018 at 7 pm
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How do you keep a performance alive? For German artist Thomas Geiger, the answer is letting it live on through repetition. For the Festival of Minimal Actions, he re-performs actions and interventions other artists have made in the public sphere. After Brussels and Paris, he is bringing the festival to San José, Costa Rica, where he will repeat twenty-eight performances by Latin American artists for random passersby and onlookers.

No Glory, No Story

Upcoming   Starts Saturday, March 03, 2018 at 2 pm
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Abandoned Lot

The rules are simple. Artists play a game of soccer against art collectors. If the collectors win, they each get a work of art for free. If they lose, they each have to buy a work from an artist. A competitive game, fraught with tensions from the fragile relationship that binds artists and collectors in the same field. Two horny bedfellows who need one other but pretend like they don’t. And, in the distance, the curators, doing their best to judge a match they’ve already rigged.

Adoptees and Other Misfits

Upcoming   Starts Thursday, March 01, 2018 at 7 pm
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The library selected by Thomas Geiger consists of artist books and catalogues that deal with the issue of documenting conceptual art in a radical way. While standard exhibition catalogues try to recreate and capture the past, the publications on display discuss how books can create a new work of art out of something pre-existing.

Video Sur (Palais de Tokyo)

Ongoing   Started on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 12 pm
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Despacio has nominated three artists, Carlos Fernández, Javier Calvo, and Abigail Reyes, to show their work as part of Video Sur, an upcoming video art exhibition featuring works by Latin American artists at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. Plural and multipolar, Video Sur offers an immersion into the Latin American contemporary art scene through the eyes of the actors who make it happen.

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