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June 30, 2017-6:00 pm - July 1, 2017-6:00 pm

Itinerant Exhibition UK / Paris / Uruguay 2017/2018

Exhibition open: Sat 1 July, 10am-6pm

Private View: Friday 30 June, 6-9pm

The Crypt Gallery, at St Pancras Church, Euston Road, NW1 2BA, London

Exhibiting Artists: Lucia Ehrlich, Natalia de León, María Mascaró, and Jessie Young

Video Installation: Ina López


The exhibition will feature works of four contemporary artists from Uruguay, who investigate the construction of their identity; how it is affected by their individual contexts, and the burden of their relatives and ancestors. The show includes multiple artistic languages; two installations, two videos, and two large scale photographs.



Curated by Catalina Bunge, Upwards Downwards explores the bi-directional journeys of four contemporary artists from Uruguay (Lucia Ehrlich, Natalia de León, Maria Mascaró and Jessie Young) in their searches for an identity. By scrutinising the relationships between their pasts, presents and futures, and how these influences their individuality, the artists highlight the importance of their family legacy and collective memory.


Exploring the artists’s views, Upwards, Downwards will examine the atomic cocktail that haunts us as ‘sons of’ and ‘citizens of’, concealing the relationship between our genetic inheritance and cultural pressures.


A video Installation by young filmmaker Ina López will be accompanying the exhibition, presenting more information about the artists and their works.


In seeking a wider exposure of the Uruguayan contemporary art, the exhibition will travel from South America to Europe and back to Uruguay. The itinerant exhibition aims to be exhibited in the UK (June/July 2017), París, (July 2017) and Uruguay (December 2017).


The exhibition has the support of the Uruguayan Embassy in London and Paris and MEC (the Minister of Education and Culture in Uruguay). Special thanks to the British-Uruguayan Society, Wines of Uruguay, graphic designer Emma Shearer and Griffin Gallery.


The project is promoted and organised by the CoCo art collective.


For enquiries contact cbunges@gmail.com



June 30, 2017-6:00 pm
July 1, 2017-6:00 pm
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