Remarkable excerpts from the TBA21 Collection including highlights by Do Ho Suh, Allora & Calzadilla, Rivane Neuenschwander, and Jonathas de Andrade, are on view until November 2017 at Museo de Arte Contemporáneo in Lima, Peru.
The exhibition explores concepts of localization and globalization including national identities and particularities. “At each stop in its journey throughout South America, the exhibition gets a new patina that refreshes it and deepens its meaning. We are thrilled to be able to present this thought-provoking exhibition in Lima.”said Francesca von Habsburg, chairwoman and founder of Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary.
Atopia is presented in the context of the increasingly alarming social, political, and cultural changes of recent decades—the changing of borders, the displacement of people—all of which have had a dramatic impact on artistic and curatorial practices.
Stated TBA21 Curator Daniela Zyman, “Atopia oscillates between several ideas and frames of reference. It hinges on the notions of utopia, the non-place, and the idea of dispersed local networks on a global level, while demonstrating a deep sensibility to local traditions and heritage.” Do Ho Suh’s Staircase-V is a scale replica of the staircase leading to the artist’s first apartment in New York. It promises to draw long queues in similar fashion as with other exhibitions of his work around the world.