New art gallery inaugurated with more than 70 exhibition pieces in Cusco

New art gallery inaugurated with more than 70 exhibition pieces in Cusco

With the aim of disseminating and promoting art in our country, the Palacio del Inka a Luxury Collection hotel, a colonial mansion built 500 years ago in the center of Cusco, will host until July 6 the exhibition of the “Mantay” gallery made up of 78 pieces of modern art belonging to the renowned artist Carlos Bernasconi.

“Mantay” is a cultural space that makes visible the plastic work of the great masters of Peruvian and Latin American art.

This first individual exhibition titled “Bernasconi in the navel of the world”, has been curated by Sergio Velásquez Calvo and will feature 42 woodcuts, 9 ceramic sculptures, 3 patinated bronze sculptures, 1 wood sculpture, 1 painting in enamelled bronze, 1 painting in copper structures and 21 pieces of silver jewelry.

Carlos Bernasconi (1924 – 2023) was recognized as the main artist of multiple disciplines in our country. He used a variety of artistic techniques, some developed by himself and others coming from artisanal tradition. His artistic focus included drawing, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry and woodcut, however, it was in the latter where he left the most significant mark on him, receiving the title of outstanding master in this art of engraving.

“We are extremely proud to have the work of an iconic artist like Bernasconi and to promote exhibition spaces for Peru's cultural offering. We will continue to spread and decentralize access to art to honor the memory of artists who made an epic mark in our country,” said Renato Vásconez, manager of the Palacio del Inka Hotel.


He carried out his artistic training in Peru and Europe. In addition to his outstanding work as a university professor in Peru and the United States, he also obtained recognition as a medalist in Spain and stood out as a set designer and writer, publishing two books of short stories during his life. His work has been exhibited in important cities such as Madrid, Rome, Sao Paulo, Caracas, New York and Lima. He passed away in 2023 at the age of 99.

The sample will be available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.