Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa: Two Flamingos

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Description

• English/German, Softcover
• 124 pages
• 22.5 x 14.5 cm
9783946770213
• Published by
Strzelecki Books, 2018

About

Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa: Two Flamingos was published on the occasion of his first institutional solo exhibition in Germany at the Kunstmuseum Krefeld in 2018.

His intimate, poetic, and stage-like installation unfolds in a choreographic manner throughout the spaces of the museum. The fact that these rooms in Krefeld seemed so familiar to the artist, evoking childhood memories, was an unexpected and fortunate coincidence. This mental experience led him to develop new works that are interwoven with his own eventful biography. As a child, the civil war forced Ramírez-Figueroa to flee his native country and move to Canada, where he lived for a number of years with his sick grandmother.

His exhibition Two Flamingos Copulating on a Tin Roof is also stimulated by recent sociopolitical developments around the world. In many regards, it reflects the artist's observation that the upsurge in nationalistic tendencies coincides and even seems to trigger inhuman and barbaric behavior.

Alongside images of the exhibition and selected works from 2007 – 2017, this publication features an essay by Andrew Berardini as well as an interview between Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa and Dorothee Mosters.

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Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa

Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa

Working in performance, sculpture, drawing, and printmaking, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa (b. 1978 in Guatemala City) creates dreamlike scenes that build on references to literature, folklore, magic, and childhood memories. Engaging fantasy and allegory, his installations combine sculpture and experimental theater to transfigure everyday images and objects into symbolic tableaux. Though the artist’s works often exude a sense of whimsy and playfulness, they also allude to tragic and traumatic events that have shaped the social and political climate of present-day Guatemala. The artist lives and works in Guatemala.
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