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Gastón Pérsico. La música es mi casa en el Museo de Arte Latinoamericano MALBA

Gastón Pérsico
La música es mi casa
10.03— 02.07.2017
Curator: Mariano Mayer
Galery 1, Level -1


The bulk of the work produced by Gastón Pérsico (Buenos Aires, 1972) consists of assemblage sculptures, publications, and installations; his art constitutes a setting where an array of his personal interests comes together. In keeping with that spirit, the exhibition project La música es mi casa revolves around the themes of coexistence and sound experience as it encompasses a range of disciplines (the visual arts, poetry, music, and graphic design).

Those elements act as indexes that at once interrogate and facilitate recognition of the situations and things that enable sound experience. A space born of a synthesis of languages, this exhibition makes reference to different situations where it is possible to reflect on perceptive experience. The proposal attempts to formulate unlikely relationships that give shape to different layers of meaning and experience. Awareness that in any perception, the body is present; it is there, being affected by another body is key to displacing the viewer from the position of reader of signs to a subjective position to which the body is central.

The central piece, the one for which the project is named, consists of an audio recording in which two actors (a female voice and a male voice) recite the lyrics of a house music set translated into Spanish and reproduced without the music. The work is an exercise in translation between media that crosses references between discotheques and concrete poetry, between the body and its absence and language. The voices make themselves heard throughout an exhibition space that also houses different sculptures made by deconstructing an array of architectural environments and materials used in domestic furniture, discotheques, practice rooms, and concerts.

Due to its very nature, La música es mi casa engages different disciplines, sources, references, and quotes to form a conversation. It operates, then, as an open space in which guest artists are invited to intervene.

Featuring

May 17th, 12–9 PM
Featuring David Lamelas, Límite de una proyección
Installation of the work Límite de una proyección (1967)

May 31st, 6:30PM and 8:00PM
Featuring Lucio Capece, RX22
Sound installation

June 3rd, 7PM
Featuring Pablo Schanton
Performatic conference

June 7th, 12–9 PM
Featuring Djs Pareja, La música es mi casa (Djs Pareja Remix)
Sound installation

June 14th, 12–9 PM
Featuring Miguel Mitlag
Installation

Dixit

A curatorial team is invited to organize an exhibition at the fair. The starting point of this year’s proposal is “the future” with the aim of continuing the debate discussed in the fisrt two issues of the new arteBA magazine. This section offers works by outstanding artists for museums and private collections, through their galleries.
Curatorial Team
Sarah Demeuse (writer and independent curator, Brooklyn)
Javier Villa (Curator at Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires)

Fernanda Laguna and Raúl Flores in Dresden

Fernanda Laguna and Raúl Flores are exhibiting at HFBK, Dresden, Germany, in the context of What Matters?, a show about contemporary art from Argentina.

Cynthia Kampelmacher in FLORA ars+natura. Bogotá, Colombia

Cynthia Kampelmacher was selected to participate in the residency FLORA ars+natura in Bogotá, Colombia, led by curator José Roca. She received a grant from the Ministry of Culture which will support her stay in Colombia.

Amadeo Azar at Coup De Ville Triennial, Belgium 09/09 > 09/10 2016

Every three years, contemporary art platform WARP immerses the city of Sint-Niklaas in highly topical art by organising the ‘Coup de Ville’ arts exhibition. More than 30 international artists present their works in a series of conventional and unconventional locations throughout the city centre.

What can classical mastery still mean in an era of digital revolution? How are we processing echoes of the past? Using drawings, paintings, sculptures, soundscapes, photography, film and opinionated interventions artists enter into a dialogue with the city's environment.

Continuing with his explorations on the visual languages of Modernism as bearers of utopian ideologies, Amadeo Azar has developed a series of works specific for this event.

http://warp-art.be/coupdeville-2016/?lang=en

Osías Yanov in 11th Gwangju Biennale 2016, Korea. September 2–November 6, 2016

Osías Yanov will participate in the 11th Gwangju Biennale 2016, Korea, entitled The Eighth Climate (What Does Art Do?). His work was selected by Maria Lind and curatorial team.

About the piece to be presented, Yanov writes:
To measure a town’s mood it is necessary to visit the places where “the odd” emerges, those strongholds where a society’s complexity is seen with humor and from the standpoint of an exaggerated characterization of itself. Drag queen shows are my Big Mac index, the performances are the best guide to understand on what grounds we are, based on which parameters a community is moving, how fears and desires are channeled This work disassembles and re-organizes the elements of drag (wigs, nails, make up, clothes) to emphasize on an exaggerated way of thinking and reading the uses of the body. Drag queens are the mediums.

Amadeo Azar in Cidades Invisíveis at DESPINA, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Works by Amadeo Azar are on view at this exhibition curated by Felipe Moraes. It includes works by 14 artists who explore ideas around urbanism, real or imaginary, utopian or dystopian. From July 28 through August 30th. www.despina.org

F. Laguna, L. Lindner and M. Galindo in Eccentrics and Superenlightened, at Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires

Works by Fernanda Laguna, Lux Lindner and Marcelo Galindo are in the exhibition Eccentrics and Super-enlightened at the Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires. Organized by MAMBA's curators Javier Villa, Sofía Durron and Laura Hakel, the show explores a series of artists who have been active in the Buenos Aires cultural scene at different times from the Fifties to the present, whose practices did not follow established trends, but engaged in their own idiosyncratic ways, opening new paths and modes for art-making. The exhibition also includes works by León Ferrari, Xul Solar and Pablo Suárez, among others.

GUIDO IGNATTI: SETUP, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, CO

Trained as a sculptor and set designer, Guido Ignatti uses simple materials to stage situations that transform everyday urban life. Ignatti’s four installations on view at MCA Denver will form a trajectory, beginning with an intimate gallery of abstract paintings, moving through an arrangement of modified plants, and culminating with a room-sized sculpture and a mural that combines poetry and political graffiti.

By setting up environments that oscillate between the ordinary and the enigmatic, he invites reflection on art’s pleasures and pitfalls – on what art can offer and withhold. Guido Ignatti: Setup is the artist’s first solo museum exhibition in the US.

Guido Ignatti was born in 1981 in Buenos Aires, where he continues to live and work. Recent solo exhibitions have been held at the Museum of Contemporary Art Rosario and, in Buenos Aires, at the Centro Cultural Recoleta and La Ira de Dios. His work has been shown in group exhibitions in Argentina in the Espacio de Arte Fundación OSDE and the Museums of Contemporary Art in Salta and La Plata, and he has participated in exhibitions and performances in Los Angeles, Barcelona, Hamburg, and London. He cofounded and coedited the Buenos Aires-based art magazine Sauna (2010-2014).

Curated by Patrick Greaney

Osias Yanov in A Kingdom of Hours at Gasworks, London. June 23 to September 4, 2016

A Kingdom of Hours explores how artists disrupt sequential time – from biological rhythms to historical chronologies – to undermine rigid structures of belonging. Videos, woodcuts and sculptures by William E Jones, Emilia Prieto and Osías Yanov disentangle queer or feminist affects from their present tense through strategies of repetition, fragmentation and anachronism, while videos and works on paper by Peggy Ahwesh, Teresa Burga and Wilson Díaz reflect on how human life cycles are socially conditioned. Presented alongside sculptures, paintings and textile pieces by Nilbar Güres, Priscilla Monge, Cecilia Vicuña and Candice Lin and Patrick Staff explore gendered forms of cultural assimilation and societal expectation, these works emphasize material and symbolic experiences of plasticity, fluidity and mutability. Together they compose rhythms of empathy and desire that question how subjectivities are constrained by periodisation, patriarchy and capitalism.

With: Peggy Ahwesh (USA), Teresa Burga (Peru), Wilson Díaz (Colombia), Nilbar Güres (Turkey), William E Jones (USA), Candice Lin and Patrick Staff (USA/UK), Priscilla Monge (Costa Rica), Solange Pessoa (Brazil), Emilia Prieto (Costa Rica), Cecilia Vicuña (Chile) and Osías Yanov (Argentina).
Curated by Robert Leckie (Curator, Gasworks) and Miguel A. López (Chief Curator, TEOR/éTica),

Ana Tiscornia in Block Parts, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston June 18, 2016 to July 29, 2016

Barbara Krakow Gallery proudly presents “Block Parts”, a group show featuring the work of 11 artists made over the past 50 years.. Curated as an aesthetically cohesive experience, the show provides myriad opportunities to explore themes of repetition, familiarity, memory, history and the viewer/subject relationship both within and between works. The individual pieces have as consistent a dedication to specificity of material as they do to more subjective themes, and yet no work looks older or newer than another, which speaks to the timelessness of both the works and the issues investigated therein.

Featuring works by
Josef Albers, Robert Barry, Michael Beatty
Mel Bochner, Ellsworth Kelly, Allan McCollum
Liliana Porter, Stephen Prina, Kate Shepherd
Richard Smith, and Ana Tiscornia

Silvia Gurfein at Museum of Contemporary Art of Buenos Aires

Curated by Mariana Rodríguez Iglesias, the exhibition Interacciones Fundamentales de un Cielo Estrellado brings together three women artists exploring the language of abstraction from a conceptual standpoint. On view at MACBA.

Claudia del Río in Poéticas Oblicuas at OSDE Foundation

Claudia del Río participates in this exhibition, which explores de development of visual poetry, as a conceptual approach to art practice, in Argentina. Curated by Juan Carlos Romero and Fernando Davis, also includes works by León Ferrari, Luis Pazos, and other artists from the Sixties to the present.

Cynthia Kampelmacher presents a site-specific work for San Martín Cultural Center

Kampelmacher's proposal was selected for the lobby of the San Martín Cultural Center in Buenos Aires. The work is a fake column made in hollow paper and entirely covered in drawings, which mimics a real column on the other side of the space. Will be on view until the end of September.

Juan Tessi in the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA) until May 27th

Juan Tessi is exhibiting a solo project, Cameo, at MALBA, Museum of Latin America Art of Buenos Aires. Cameo has been planned as an intervention in spaces of the museum which are not designed for exhibition and are usually not accesible for the general audience (parking areas, outdoor terraces). It aims to explore the relations between pictorial endeavours and the body, systems of regulation and distribution of images, and the passing of time as pictorial material. In its first phase Tessi’s paintings will be displayed in non-conventional spaces of the museum, subjected to their existing conditions, monitored by surveillance cameras. In the proper exhibition area, the real time videos will be seen. On April 14 the paintings will be moved into the museum´s exhibition space, along with the devices used to hold them in place or move them around in their former residences. MALBA will publish a book with the documentation of the project and an essay by Lucrecia Palacios, curator of Cameo.

Julián Terán

Julián Terán was awarded a Special Mention of the Jury in the Itaú Bank Prize 2015-2016 for his work Sistemas de tránsito y reescritura XII,

Fernanda Laguna

Fernanda Laguna has published a new novel under her pseudonym Dalia Rosetti, Sueños Y Pesadillas, Editorial Mansalva, whicj is being presented at the Buenos Aires Book fair currently taking place. She has also been invited to show at HFBK (Hochschule für Bildende Künste) in Dresden, Germany in the context of an exhibition program which underscores dialogue among international artists.

Julián Terán

Julian Teran's work has received a Special Mention from the Jury at the Itau Prize. He has also been selected for a production grant from the National Endowment for the Arts of Argentina.

Amadeo Azar at Coupe de Ville Triennial, Belgium

Amadeo Azar will be participating in the third edition of the Copu de Ville Triennial in Sint Niklaas, Belgium. Artists are invited to develop site-specific projects that intervene the city's urban environment. In May he will be showing at Arroniz Gallery in Mexico D.F.

Osías Yanov

Invited by curators Manuela Moscoso (Rufino Tamayo Mueum, Mexico DF) and Pablo Lafuente (Sao Paulo Bienial 2014), Osias Yanov is working on a project which intersects Pre-Columbian rituals and contemporary social habits. He is also working with curator Manuel Segade, current Director of CA2M, Madrid, on a solo project to be presented in May in arteBA 2016, the Buenos Aires art fair.

Juan Tessi in the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA) until May 27th

Juan Tessi is exhibiting a solo project, Cameo, at MALBA, Museum of Latin America Art of Buenos Aires. Cameo has been planned as an intervention in spaces of the museum which are not designed for exhibition and are usually not accesible for the general audience (parking areas, outdoor terraces). It aims to explore the relations between pictorial endeavours and the body, systems of regulation and distribution of images, and the passing of time as pictorial material. In its first phase Tessi’s paintings will be displayed in non-conventional spaces of the museum, subjected to their existing conditions, monitored by surveillance cameras. In the proper exhibition area, the real time videos will be seen. On April 14 the paintings will be moved into the museum´s exhibition space, along with the devices used to hold them in place or move them around in their former residences. MALBA will publish a book with the documentation of the project and an essay by Lucrecia Palacios, curator of Cameo.