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.
Art history rarely moves in a straight line. Now more than ever, when it comes to a collective notion of Latin American art, there are as many ways to approach it as there are to traversing its nineteen countries and territories. Steering clear of a generalized survey of the region, we choose a more personal path by compiling works from Latin American artists that inspired us throughout our journey over the last decade, bringing to the fore the works, artists, and conversations that we couldn’t possibly forget.