Wednesday evening throngs of smartly dressed people converged upon the Museum of Contemporary Art (M.A.C.) in the Barranco district for the inauguration of the second annual PArC—Peru Contemporary Art Fair directed by Gastón Deleau.
PArC Art Fair 2014
This year 42 galleries from 13 countries are showcasing works in the M.A.C., drawing together artists, art collectors and art enthusiasts from all over Lima to peruse the various stands for a glimpse of current movements in Latin American art, as well as art from Europe and the U.S. Local galleries like Lucía de la Puente, 80M2, Galería, Forúm, Wu Gallery and others featured samples of their collection in addition to galleries from Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Bolivia, Venezuela, Cuba, Mexico, the U.S., Spain and Germany.
The space was brimming with people who wandered from stand to stand to see the sculptures, paintings, photography, videos, installations and mixed media works that offered something for all tastes from José Carlos Martinat’s massive bronze lion strung from the ceiling in the Revolver Gallery (Lima) stand to the tiny, delicate pencil sketch by Glexis Novoa in the T+Karpio Projects stand (Cuba). Sponsors Stella Artois and Johnnie Walker Double Black provided complimentary drinks to guests as they mingled among the stands set up in the 2000m² exhibition space of the M.A.C.
Contemporary Latin American Art
PArC, in its second edition, continues with its goal of disseminating contemporary Latin American art, with as many as 35 international art collectors among the many visitors in Lima. Of equal importance is that the fair promotes the burgeoning art scene as it progresses, edging conscientiously toward maturity in Peru’s sprawling capital. This year, in addition to the gallery stands where prospective buyers or artists can connect with the gallery curators or the artists themselves, there will be a series of talks during the four-day event that cover art institutions in Latin America, as well as art collecting, curation, experimentation and investigation. Now open to the public, PArC is a major event in the Lima art world, attracting those with an interest in contemporary cultural movements to the Barranco district, where trendy restaurants and bars, galleries, boutique shops and cultural centers have been cropping up in increasing numbers.
PArC Art Fari 2014 Dates
The fair will run from today, April 24th until Sunday April 27th from 2pm-9pmwith an entrance fee of s/. 25 or about $9.00. For more information, you can explore the PArC website, and if you are interested in a visit to the M.A.C. during a tour of Barranco or art in Lima, contact us for details.