Runs from December 1, 2018 – March 2, 2019
Artist Reception – Thursday, December 6, 2018 6pm.
Open to the Public.
December 1, 2018 – March 2, 2019
Echoes of Silence
Alvaro Labañino: The Millennial Art on the Path of the Masters
“There is a widespread trend in a certain sector of art criticism to disparage the millennial artistic talent by labeling it as frivolous, egomaniac, and standardized.
“Nothing could be further from the truth. The also called Generation Y, formed by young people born from the mid-80s to the dawn of the 21st century, integrates a strong intellectual background that has grown in lockstep with the boom of new technologies and raises awareness about the dynamics of the global environment at the same pace and intensity as those avant-garde sensitivities during the euphoric years of Duchamp or Kandinsky.
“They live attentive to each event, to the abrupt changes that occur in the tense contemporary happening, facing and overcoming the increasingly frequent moments of social precipice.
“The internet and other sophisticated technological resources have multiplied their access to all kinds of information. This fact has resulted in hybrid forms of expression that intertwine in the arts within and out of museums, in fashion, in everyday designs, on urban walls, in performances, and in a new age of the image. The foremost noticeable quality is a creative flexibility, and consequently the rejection to restrict themselves to a style or a forced identity. It makes way to a persistent exploratory spirit that comes together with a calling towards a true miscellany of artistic disciplines.
“Perhaps such heterodox pendular movement between the re-appropriation of tradition and its antithesis, the transgressive reformulation, is what disorients some observers of art in the present day. They confuse this movement with lack of social weight for leaving a footprint as a generation. Thusly, they overlook that modern society has entered a stage where the canonical barely has room to endure.
“This preamble can help explain the peculiar trajectory that Alvaro Labañino has managed to carve out with his atypical work in the millennial scenery of South Florida…”
Excerpt from the full text.
Miami, October 2018
You’re invited to meet Alvaro Labañino at the Coral Springs Museum of Art artist reception on Thursday, December 6th at 6pm. Admission is complimentary.