EXHIBITIONS 2011

NARCO-NATIONS | DRUG-BORDERS | UTOPIAN-FUTURES (now through Feb 15, 2012)
Fredric Jameson Gallery, Friedl Building, Duke East Campus. 1316 Campus Dr. Durham, NC. 27705

STORIES THROUGH MURALS: FROM THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC TO DURHAM, NC. (though Jan 15th, 2012)
John Hope Franklin Center, First Floor Gallery. 2204 Erwin Rd. Durham, NC. 27705

NARCO-NATION | DRUG- BORDERS | UTOPIAN-FUTURES

Fredric Jameson Gallery , Duke East campus

Featuring
Ignacio NN (Mexico-US); Juan Obando (Colombia); Pedro Lasch & Miguel-Rojas (Mexico-Colombia-US)

The exhibit explores from three perspectives and geographies (Colombia, Mexico and the diasporas in the USA) what is now-called NARCO-CULTURE through visual representation. Visual artist Ignacio (aka) Narco-Nation, lives and works in the US-Mexico border, as bi-cultural and bi-lingual he is in the axis of the trade. He defines narco culture, "as a pure American phenomena." He underlines how "images are produced in a context that allows understanding the reality of the narco-universe we now inhabit…" The Narco-Nation Collection will be revealed for the first time in the East Coast.  Colombian visual artist and performer, Juan Obando defines narcoaesthetics as " a barbarized version of modern spectacle.
.." He uses the images of famous Colombian drug-lords as the embodiment of capital-become-image. Obando will show two of his collective interactive projects. The "Dead Drug Lord" and the  "Bazuco Media Corp" Projects. Both include, video, sound, graphics, and commodities. Finally, connecting the entire chain of production, Lasch & Rojas-Sotelo will release a new piece of EL NARCOCHINGADAZO project. A vision into a very-near future….

 
 
IGNACIO NN. "NARCO NATION - MANIFESTO"   IGNACIO NN. TEXAS "BIG STATEMENT"
IGNACIO NN. CALIFORNIA "NARCO STATE REPUBLICANA"

IGNACIO NN. CALIFORNIA "NARCO STATE"
 

 
JUAN OBANDO. "DRUG LORD CARTEL" 2010

JUAN OBANDO. "TROPICAL INSIGNIA" 2009
 
JUAN OBANDO. "TROPIkROP" 
     

JUAN OBANDO. DEADRUGLORDS

JUAN OBANDO, from BAZUCO MEDIA CORP.


NARCOCHINGADAZO. "OA<I>S SEAL" 2011

NARCOCHINGADAZO. "INSIGNIAS FOR ABY YALA" 2011
AFRO-AMERICAN / ABC REVOLUTION / DIGITAL WIPALA


video: narco-nation collection

JUAN OBANDO.DEAD DRUGLORDS
featuring JOHNNY MEDEJEAN

DEAD DRUGLORDS from Juan Obando on Vimeo.

Opening event at WEDNESDAYS @ THE CENTER
November 2nd  |  Noon to 1pm
With: Juan Obando (Visual Arts, Elon University), Pedro Lasch (Art, Art History, and Visual Studies, Duke University), Ignacio Garcia (Tucson, AZ).

Presented with the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) at Duke
John Hope Franklin Center, Room 240.
2204 Erwin Road. Durham. NC. 27707
Room 240, John Hope Franklin Center

Light Lunch will be served!

See a video of the panel (choose narco-nation)

FRIDAY November 4th  |  7pm-10pm
Opening at the Gallery
Performance: Live, Johnny Medejean rave party!
Dress appropriately!
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The exhibition offers a space to watch some of the most relevant titles of narco-films produced in the Global South in the past 25 years.


Open Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.pm | Guided visits by request: (919) 681 3883 / mlr34@duke.edu



INFO:
JUAN OBANDO











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A project curated by:
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