ART | Macarena Abarca (Chile) . 3 – 12 September

Chilean artist Macarena Abarca Flores first solo exhibition in UK. Shipton Street Gallery is pleased to present “Succession”, her first solo show in London. The artists will have nine days of preparation ‘open studio’ followed by fifteen days of public exhibition that will starts from 14th until 30th of September. A private view will be held on the 13th of September with the presence of the artist herself.

Open to the public as ‘Open Studio’ from the 3 until the 12 of September from 11 to 6pm

Public Exhibition from the 14-30 of September 11am/6pm

Venue: Shipton Street, London E2 7RZ, 020 7729 3739

Private View 13 September 6/9pm

Succession exhibition presents Macarena Abarca Flores personal work of production, which seeks to generate her reflection created in an intimate space that permit direct contact with the public. Her interventions will be created from the articulation of divers materials and ideas through actions, drawings and video documentations, which will coincide with her previous works. The final aim of the artist is to use and transform the whole space creating a single piece of work.

Known for her constant preoccupation about the artist identity as individual worker. Her artworks always feature elements that reveal her memory retrievals and her recollections of moments. Throughout her actions and production she expresses her thoughts making critical reviews on society and economical power that rules over it. To the other side of Abarca Flores’s work the viewers not only sense the artistic experience but also understand the disturbing tension that the artist uses to express through her work.

Born in 1984 in Santiago, Macarena Abarca Flores is a Chile-based artist where she currently lives and works. Graduated in Visual Arts from Universidad de Chile where she has been assisting lecturers since 2007. She participated in numerous collective exhibitions and is a member of the International Residency Programme of Curatoria Forense in Rosario, Argentina and of OTI in Buenos Aires. She is currently displaying projects, both individual and collective, at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Bogota, Colombia. Her work is currently presented at L’atelier-Kunst(spiel)raum in Berlin until the 5th of August 2012.

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