Futurismo Ancestral: An Offering to Peru by Sixe Paredes

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© Sixe ParedesQuipu detail from Dimensiones series
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© Sixe ParedesTapestry from Dimensiones series
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© Sixe ParedesTapestry (front) from Dimensiones series

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Sixe Paredes, an acclaimed Barcelona-born graffiti artist, presents a tribute to Peruvian and Andean aesthetics in the intriguing caverns below Somerset House's central courtyard. Bold colours and geometric patterns are a feature of Paredes' 25 large-scale sculptures, and their forms – totems, tapestries, ceramics and masks – all serve to represent the countries' 'ancestral futurism'. To accompany the exhibition Virgilio Martinez, head chef of the Michelin-starred Fitzrovia restaurant Lima, will showcase Peruvian cuisine and its unique ingredients on May 24. Other special events include a look at Peruvian cinema (May 25), a performance from The Royal Holloway Andean Band (May 26) and a session of Perudo, a popular Andean dice game (May 26). Entrance is free, but charges may apply for some events.

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