Jan 24 – Mar 5, 2011

Past-Imperfect assembles ten video artworks from some of the most notable contemporary artists from Ecuador. These works play upon the philosophical concept of eterno retorno (eternal recurrence)—the infinite repetition of situations, events, thoughts, feelings, and ideas. This reading emphasizes the permanent contrast between past and present that is at the heart of the works.  Either in literal ways or in evocative metaphors the videos require us to reflect upon a set of socio-cultural experiences that weigh heavily upon the country.

Guest Curator, Rodolfo Kronfle Chambers