‘FLAG’ by our special guest Armando Ruiz exhibiting soon in the showroom of EL PRAN Projecten
(ORANJESTAD – March 23, 2021) EL PRAN Projecten will open a unique virtual exhibition featuring our special guest Armando Ruiz, Colombia / Venezuela.
The artist Armando Ruiz presents a proposal where he addresses the issue of migratory displacements of the Venezuelan society that has triggered a humanitarian crisis in the region, affecting the receiving countries, and has generated significant challenges within their communities.
This proposal has its epicenter in the border city of Cúcuta, located in the Colombian province of Norte de Santander. From this scenario of humanitarian emergency, the artist Armando Ruiz makes a record of mobility from its urban and material expressions, simultaneously elaborates visual poetics of critical character, focusing on the notions of identity, nation, monument, public space, among others; through a dialogue with the signs that seek to define the nation in counterpoint with the contingent signs of the exodus of migrants.
We invite you to stay tuned for FLAG on EL PRAN Projecten from March 31st to June 30th, 2021.
Artist: Armando Ruiz
Curator: Nelson Gonzalez – Gerardo Zavarce
Production: Zurishaddai Tremus
EL PRAN Project thanks Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Caribisch Gebied for their unconditional support and for making this Virtual Showroom possible.