Daniel Beanmash | El Barrio

April 23, 2019 - May 3, 2019 All day
MNG Main Space
Address: Alberta University of the Arts, Main Mall, 1407 14 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4R3, Canada

WHEN: April 23 – May 3, 2019

WHERE: Marion Nicoll Gallery (MNG), Main Space

Daniel Beanmash’s El Barrio is an installation exploring the political realities of life in Nicaragua. El Barrio is an interior space constructed to resemble aspects of the artist’s familial home in Managua, Nicaragua. All of the objects within the installation—old furniture, rocking chairs, a television set, small Christian icons, etc.—have been covered in layers of graffiti. Displayed on the television is footage from the 2018 protests in Nicaragua that left at least 317 dead, paired with the song Me Voy Pa’l Pueblo (I’m Going Into Town) by Trio Los Panchos. The protests began in April 2018 as a response to President Daniel Ortega’s social security reforms that proposed a decrease in pension payments and an increase in taxes, but have since become widespread demonstrations calling for the resignation of Ortega. – Declan Hoy 2019

Daniel Beanmash is a Canadian artist of Nicaraguan dissent. His work often tackles subjects such as corruption within social structures, religious history, internalized racism, and the technological advancements of the natural world and societies within it. These concepts are delivered through drawings, silkscreen prints, found object sculptures and video/projection work.

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