Pinta PARC | Main section – Booth N01| Lima, Perú

VIGIL GONZALES is pleased to participate in PArC, Peru Contemporary Art, in NEXT section curated by Florencia Portocarrero. For this edition VIGIL GONZALES presents an exhibition proposal that includes a selection of works by Fernando Nureña and Isaac Ernesto. It addresses the construction of historical truths put in tension. Through Nureña's work, spaces are shown that evoke changes that the country has undergone during the different governments since the 70's, being subject to climatic, economic and political consequences. These paintings and sculptures invite us to imagine the reverse side of the images and their possible exits in a rereading of not only a single history but the multiplicity of these that can be superimposed. Isaac Ernesto, for his part, seeks to gather dissident voices within the process of construction of national history and identity, questioning the legitimacy of those who can build it and those who cannot. 


The construction of an official history can mean a political arena where an ontology and its validity are disputed. Histories participate in a staging of what they narrate, as they cannot be fully understood without referring to their effects on the creation of worlds. This is why, following Mario Blaser's logic, subjects can be wrong, not in the sense of a mismatch with an external or definitive reality, but in the sense that they stage wrong: they are/represent worlds in which or with which we do not wish to live" (Blaser 2013). It is here that the work of both artists shows these other worlds and stories that are superimposed on the official as a new and equally valid proposal. 


The site to show this body of work is deliberately chosen, as it is not a museum space, but rather an art fair where galleries are located. The museum is often seen as a production space that seeks to reproduce certain forms of reality or existing ontologies. On the other hand, there is the gallery and spaces such as art fairs which lend themselves to stage other types of ontologies that allow us to see these other ways of understanding history.







Fernando Nureña & Isaac Ernesto

Karlo Andrei Ibarra

Fernando Nureña