Art Preview: Sixe Paredes’ ‘Futurismo Ancestral’ at London’s Somerset House

Here at FAULT, we are immensely looking forward to Peruvian artist Sixe Parades‘ upcoming exhibition in London’s Somerset House. The free event, which runs from 21st-26th May, is entitled Futurismo Ancestral: An Offering to Peru by Sixe Paredes, and has been described as an immersive, interactive and multi-sensory celebration of Peruvian and Andean culture.

sixe paredes futurismo ancestral at somerset house

Somerset House are hosting the event in collaboration with A(by)P (Approved by Pablo) and the artist himself, formerly known as SixeArt. Blending tradition and modernity, Sixe will be personally curating the show on-site (he us currently on residency at Somerset House)  and has organised a series of free daily, interactive events on all aspects of Peruvian and Andean culture – starting with food and film and also including music, performance art and a presentation of large-scale artworks from tapestries to totems crafted by Sixe.

About the artist:

Since 2009, Sixe has spent periods in Peru to engage with and enrich his knowledge of Peruvian and Andean art and culture. He has collaborated with the creative community in the region and has learnt about the local art traditions and techniques from celebrated ceramicists, chicha artists and weavers.

In 2008, Sixe was one of six international artists invited by Tate Modern to paint its river façade for the first time. He has not participated in any UK shows since, with the Somerset House residency marking his return to London.

Exhibition details:

21 – 26 May 2014
Daily 10.00-18.00 (last entry 17.30)
Great Arch Hall, Lightwells & Deadhouse, South Wing
Free admission

For more information, please visit the Somerset House website