Raqs Media Collective
Ordinary / Extraordinary
20th Bienal de Arte Paiz
Historic Center, Guatemala City
4 June – 3 July, 2016
The 20 Bienal de Arte Paiz, celebrates 40 years of supporting the Guatemalan visual arts by the Fundación Paiz for art and culture. The twentieth edition aspires to greater inclusiveness by bringing the public closer to contemporary art, through the promotion of a simple and direct dialogue as a first step for a better understanding of the art of our time. In the historic center of Guatemala City, the Bienal de Arte Paiz will endeavor to close the gap that exists between the public and the work of art through participatory works and other works inspired by the idea of art and life. The works, created by national and international artists, span from the sixties to the present. The 20 Bienal de Arte Paiz will also explore the notion of the everyday through various themes: Deconstructions, Obsessions, and the Exercise of Collecting Objects; Environments (Observation, Space and Place); Individual and Social Identity; Politics and Activism; and the Ordinary Unconscious.
Raqs Media Collective at 20 Bienal de Art Paiz, Guatemala