Auto Italia presents Barbarella’s Kiss, a survey exhibition by Bolivian artist, archivist and activist David Aruquipa Pérez. The show comprises a rare collection of photographs documenting the cultural and political impact of Las Chinas Morenas, feminine performance characters in the fiestas populares, popular street carnivals that have taken place across the plurinational state of Bolivia over the past 75 years.
Talk: Curators Tour & Breakfast
Join us for a special tour of our new exhibition Barbarella’s Kiss, dedicated for members of London’s Latinx community.
Talk: In conversation with David Aruquipa Pérez
Pérez leads a tour of his new exhibition with the project’s co-curator Aitor González Valencia where he will discuss his archive and the history of the fiestas populares.
Performance: David Aruquipa Pérez & Luisa Mateo Dupleich Rozo
Join us for a new dance performance work by David Aruquipa Pérez, accompanied by a sound composition by performer and sound artist, Luisa Mateo Dupleich Rozo.
The Lake Before the Sun Was Born: Archive and Spacetime
Chaired by artist and researcher Onyeka Igwe, David Aruquipa Pérez and Grace Dillon will discuss oral history traditions, archiving and knowledge preservation.