6 - 8pm, Wednesday 18th Sep


Feliciano Centurión - I Am Awake: 1992-1996

This is the first exhibition in the UK for Paraguayan artist Feliciano Centurión.

"Centurión, who died aged 34 in 1996 from the complications of AIDS, was a central figure of the Arte Light movement of the late 80s, linked to the Ricardo Rojas Cultural Center in Buenos Aires. These artists were known for their flamboyant, irreverent works that embodied progressive attitudes to sexuality and lifestyle, emerging in tandem with the fall of right-wing dictatorships across Latin America.

'I am Awake' is comprised of a series of works from the artist's estate, some of which are being shown publicly for the first time since his death. Taken mostly from the period of his life following his diagnosis with HIV in 1992, the exhibition consists of characteristic embroidered frazadas (blankets), along with plastic dinosaurs bedecked with crochet outfits, painted paper plates, and the documentary film directed by Mon Ross, 'Feliciano Centurión: Abrazo Íntimo al Natural'."

Pablo León de la Barra was selected by a committee of five esteemed experts in Latin American art as the second curator for the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative in fall 2013. León de la Barra is currently in a two-year residency at the Guggenheim and organized the initiative’s second exhibition Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today.

Bermondsey Royal Oak Yard, Bermondsey St, SE1 3GD

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