PAMM Pérez Art Museum

William Cordova

27 Apr - 07 Oct 2018

William Cordova, silent parade or The Soul Rebels vs. Robert E. Lee, 2014
Digital color video, with sound, 9 min
Courtesy the artist, Monique Moss, Monique Walton, and The Soul Rebels
© william cordova
Photo: Michiko Kurisu
Now’s the time: narratives of southern alchemy
27 April – 7 October 2018

william cordova now’s the time: narratives of southern alchemy is the first extensive museum survey of cultural practitioner william cordova (b. 1969, Lima; lives in Miami, Lima, and New York). It presents a selection of works embodying the three main themes that have inspired the work of this celebrated Miami artist for decades: transmission, alchemy, and transcendence. In his nationally and internationally recognized drawings, sculptures, installations, and collaborative projects, cordova collapses linear concepts of time and history to address contemporary notions of displacement. He extensively researches symbols and artifacts from different cultures and times, ignoring the boundaries between the past and the present. Then, he uses ephemeral and precarious materials to create elegant works that challenge traditional Western typologies. Striving to create a flexible and critical space for the understanding of our contemporary moment, he builds bridges between “apparently” separate narratives, such as architecture, cinema, literature, and music. This exhibition will be accompanied by the artist’s museum catalogue.

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