January 25 – February 24,
Centro Cultural El Sitio, 5a. Calle Poniente No. 15, Antigua Guatemala

Explore the new generation of talent in visual arts:
As we approach the end of the second decade of the millennium, the cultural scene in Guatemala has been incubating a new generation of artists who have unstoppable drive and passion. The Artist’s Circle and Art in the Americas Gallery have been closely following the thought-provoking and challenging work by more than 20 promising, emerging artists in Guatemala.

They unite in Talento Crudo (Raw Talent), a juried exhibit coming this month to La Antigua Guatemala that features painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, textile art and installations by up-and-coming artists from the region.

More than offering a diversity of styles, themes and subject matter, most of the works in Talento Crudo evolve around our everyday experiences. Creations inspired by the mystery of our lives, the complexity of our human and cultural identity and the fingerprints we leave behind are concerns of several artists.

The portrayal of modern social issues, such as injustice, corruption, globalization, climate change and preservation, are also recurring themes. Music, literature and poetry continue to be sources of inspiration, as well as the appreciation of the beauty of a rose, a bird or the human figure.

The three jurors will have the difficult task of selecting award winners but guests will have a vote, too, by choosing their favorite for the People’s Choice Award.