François Bucher y Lina López. Event Horizon
Event Horizon_Horizonte de Sucesos. François Bucher & Lina López. 18.12.15_06.02.16
Alarcón Criado, is pleased to present the exhibition Event Horizon, by Colombian artists François Bucher & Lina López. Bucher was born in Cali (1972) and Lopez in Bogotá (1977); currently they live and work between Berlin and Paris.
Event Horizon, includes a series of multidisciplinary works that propose a reflection on the scope and dimension of human knowledge.
Through a series of relational proposals, François Bucher and Lina López, present an awareness of the thresholds of perception and knowledge in our contemporary age. Establishing parallels between the scientific and the spiritual, between science and ancient wisdom, between the material and the intangible, the artists propose a zone where different areas of knowledge can be reconciled, which are apparently incompatible in nature.
The artists invite us to wander in a kind of inter dimensional history of our culture, a kind of initiatory pilgrimage parting from the consciousness of the present tense to an imagined, unfathomable event horizon.
Bucher graduated with a Masters in Film from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and was awarded a fellowship at the Whitney Independent Study Program, New York. He has recently suspended his activity as Guest Professor at Umeä Academy of Fine Arts in Sweden to pursue a PhD in artistic practice within the same institution.
His work and research spans a wide range of interests and media, focusing initially on problems that relate to the ethical and aesthetic questions posed by the mediums of cinema and television; this has featured both in his writing as in his art projects. Until the year 2008 his work can be seen as “conceptual” and “politically” driven. Since then Bucher’s ideas about the world have taken a sharp turn and his new production is in dialogue with questions best described as “inter-dimensional”.
Bucher’s work’s work has been shown recently, amongst others, at the 55th Venice Biennale, at the 43rd Salon Nacional de Artistas, curated by Mariangela Mendez. During 2014, was one of the selected artists at the Biennial of Cartagena de Indias, curated by Berta Sichel, and in the Cuenca Biennial, curated by Jacopo Crivelli.
Lina Lopez holds an Industrial Design degree from La Universidad de los Andes in Bogota. She went on to focus on museology, and was awarded an Art History degree and a Masters in Contemporary Art and Exhibition at La Sorbonne, Paris 4 in 2007.
From 2006 onward she works as an independent curator realising exhibitions at Galerie Vallois, at La Monnaie de Paris, and at l’orangerie of the Luxembourg. Between 2010 et 2013 she focuses on museology and archeology. Commissioned by the government of Georgia she redesigns and modernizes the National Museum of Georgia and three other regional museums.
Since 2013 she collaborates with François Bucher on artistic projects that seek to deconstruct a hierarchy of knowledge set in place by contemporary scientific materialism. They seek to open an understanding of man and nature within a millenary cycle, in order to sidestep a unidimensional perspective, and to offer entrances to a multidimensional kind of thinking.
Their collaborations have been shown, amongst others at the Bienal de Cartagena, Colombia (“Radio Amazonas”), CICUS, SEVILLA (“The Duration of the Present”), at the Musée d’Histoire Naturelle de Paris (the installation: “Le temps qui reste”), Cristin Tierney gallery in NY, (Wormhole, solo exhibition), Galeria Alacón Criado, (Arco, Madrid) and Flora ARS+Natura , Colombia (“The Duration of the Present”, July, 2015). In 2015 François Bucher and Lina López have curated the exhibition “The World Was Flat, now It’s round and it will be a Hologram” at Bildmuseet, Umea, Sweden.