Y.ES LAUNCHES EL SALVADOR EXCHANGE PROGRAM WITH “TRANSGRESSIONS” EXHIBITION - EVENT ATTRACTS 350 KEY ARTWORLD GUESTS

Miami Beach, December 3, 2015… Last night more than 350 guests joined The Robert S. Wennett and Mario Cader-Frech Foundation at the private launch of Y.ES, an exchange program focused on contemporary art in El Salvador. The launch, at the soaring 1111 Lincoln 7th floor space, featured Trangressions, an exhibition curated by Y.ES Director Claire Breukel featuring work by renowned Salvadoran artist Simon Vega, Guatemala-based Regina Jose Galindo, Salvadorans Crack Rodriguez and Kevin Baltazar and a performance of Untitled (Double Face) by Naama Tsabar, also performed at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York earlier in the year as part of Tsabar’s show in the exhibition “Blood Makes Noise.”  Simon Vega created a self-service rocket bar made of canvas and found objects commissioned by Mario Cader-Frech for the event, and artist Kevin Baltazar’s intervention featured two models intertwined with plastic green cord, the same kind used to make inexpensive furniture in El Salvador, binding them to the concrete architecture.

 

Guests who attended included collectors Mera Rubell, Marvin Ross Friedman and Adrienne von Haes, Solita Mishaan and Adriana Cisneros, as well as Walker Art Center Director Olga Viso, artist and LeBaron DJ Samuelle Boutruche, artist Carlos Garaicoa, designers William and Steven Ladd, Y.ES Council member Carolina Alvarez -Mathies and members from the Salvadoran embassy and Miami architects Rene Gonzalez and Chad Oppenheim. The event also featured tunes by Miami celebrity DJ Tracy Young.