Armando Andrade Tudela (born 1975 in Lima, Peru; lives and works in St. Etienne, France and Berlin, Germany).
Paper and vinyl; dimensions variable.
A Constructivist handling of a Caetano Veloso album. Tudela is interested in a Peruvian modernism as a space under permanent construction.
“Transa (2005) is a sculpture made from copies of Tropicalia musician Caetano Veloso’s 1974 album of the same name. The album was recorded after his return to Brazil from self-imposed exile in London, and like much of his music from the period, assimilates a huge range of styles, including psychedelic rock and traditional Brazilian music. Andrade Tudela’s Transa gives literal form to a number of ideas; exile and return, the transmigration of style and corollaries between politics and aesthetics.”
—”Armando Andrade Tudela,” Frieze, October 1, 2006.