Sérgio B. Martins on 14th Bienal de Cuenca
01 de Marzo de 2019
Cecilia López, RED, 2018, audio cables, double basses, sound equipment, dimensions variable. From the 14th Bienal de Cuenca.
Sérgio B. Martins on 14th Bienal de Cuenca - Artforum March
It is hard to determine the Bienal de Cuenca’s position
within the jet set of contemporary-art biennials. Not only does it take
place in Ecuador, which is surrounded by far more established South American
art scenes, but for the first fifteen years or so since its founding in
1987, it was a primarily national show dedicated to painting. After
opening up to so-called international contemporary art in recent years, it
expanded in scale and historical reach. This time around, for its fourteenth
edition, the exhibition spread through dozens of venues in Cuenca, addressing
the city’s pre-Columbian and colonial pasts as well as its geopolitical
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