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Late for Labor Day
The performance festival with the artist San Keller took place in July 2018 at the art center Despacio in San José (Costa Rica).
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First Day of Good Weather
The group show took place at Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf
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Avenida Central, San José
Entrance for Despacio
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Late for Labor Day
The performance festival with the artist San Keller took place in July 2018.
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Performance
Naufus Ramirez Figueroa
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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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Naked Fish Festival
The happening took place on April 2016 at Despacio.
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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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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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Aníbal López
Central American Biennial, 2016 at Despacio
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Dino Real
Red Leopard Duke, 2014
Photo: Julian Garita / Natalia Jimenez
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First Day of Good Weather
The group show took place at Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf
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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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Performance
Naufus Ramirez Figueroa
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Dino Real
Caleidoexótica for Traffic Magazine, 2015
Photo: Juan Caliva
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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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Late for Labor Day
The performance festival with the artist San Keller took place in July 2018.
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Aníbal López
Central American Biennial, 2016 at Despacio
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Julian Charrière
Siempre cuenta cuántos cuentos cuentas, 2016 at Despacio
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ArchivedHappened in August 2018

Things are bound to change. Once again, Despacio transforms into an artist-run space. During the month of August and September, the artists Marcela Araya, Kenneth Coronado, Priscila Gómez, Flavia Sánchez, Yuli Yamagata, and Ivanna Yujimets run Despacio under the name La próxima.

Vida Privada

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Ideas only become clearer when you work on them. This is true in life, and even more so for Johanna Schaible, known for her labor-intensive artistic practice. On her work-visit to San José, she takes the city’s omnipresent window grills as a starting point, exploring these unique barriers between private and public to produce a series of striking, meticulously crafted experiments in color and geometry.

Late for Labor Day

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San Keller might be late for Labor Day, but he’s never late for work. The artist’s first Latin American retrospective will showcase a body of work full of wit, humor, and a keen sense for letting art take over everyday situations. Over the course of four days in San José, the artist will revive performances inspired by specific workplaces, joining forces with a hairdresser, a physical therapist, a bar owner, a merchant, and even local cops.

Adoptees and Other Misfits

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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.

La última

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Once again, Despacio transforms into an artist run space during the months of May and June. La última [The Last One] will be conducted by Verónica Alfaro, Pablo Cianca, Sussan Corrales, Frederico Filippi, Alejandra Ramírez, Andy Retana, Christian Salablanca, Konstantina Stamatiadis and Alessandro Valerio, who were selected to participate in this residence.

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