Claudia Fontes and Elba Bairon > 33rd BIENAL DE SÃO PAULO - AFFECTIVE AFFINITIESWe are pleased to announce the participation of two gallery artists, Claudia Fontes (Buenos Aires, 1965) and Elba Bairon (La Paz, 1947) in the 33 Sao Paulo Biennial, curated by Gabriel Pérez Barreiro, which opened to the public this past weekend.
Fontes’s work, Footnote is her response to the Biennial's curator Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro’s invitation to show her work in the double role of artist-curator.
For her work, Fontes placed porcelain ornaments depicting animals on the roof of her house. These were dropped and smashed by a family seagulls who nest on the roof. The artist collected fragments created from the breakage and covered them in cotton muslin with the help of a team of forty women.
Each of the 5,500 fragments was then associated and labelled with a word from the detective story she commissioned from writer Pablo Martín Ruiz, which contains clues of the curatorial thinking behind the exhibition. Therefore Footnote can be seen both as an artwork and as a curatorial text.
Elba Bairon participates with a concise installation which displays the concentration, formal precision and silent atmosphere which are characteristics of her work. A grand mysterious shape —built with Bairon's proprietary and laborious technique based on many layers of paper paste— sits in front of a structure which alludes to an architecture. Elba Bairon’s works exist in an arrested time, frozen at the precise moment when they reach the perfect balance between tension and serenity.
Fernanda Laguna in Take Me (I'm Yours), The French Academy in Rome, Villa Medici and at Campoli Presti Gallery, LondonFernanda Laguna is participating in the current edition of this exhibition curated by Christian Boltanski, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Chiara Parisi, first conceived in 1995 for Serpentine Gallery in London as a show where visitors could touch, take, taste, interact with artworks. This exhibition has since had several iterations at the Jewish Museum in New York, Bienal Sur in Buenos Aires and other institutions. Participating artists include Felix Gonzalez Torres, Lawrence Weiner, Danh Vo, Bruce Nauman, Tomas Sarraceno, Yoko Ono, Tino Sehgal, among other artists.
On June 27th, Fernanda Laguna is opening a solo show of paintings and videos entitled I want to be an international artist at Campoli Presti Gallery in London.
High in the Tide, an exhibition of documentation, memorabilia and group projects related to recent mass feminist movements in Argentina, co-organized by Laguna and writer/activist Cecilia Palmeiro, which was presented in 2017 at Nora Fisch Gallery in parallel to Laguna's solo show, has also travelled to London to be presented simultaneously
Lux Lindner Open Sessions, Drawing Center, New YorkLux Linder has been selected for Open Sessions, a two-year program run by The Drawing Center open to artists working in a variety of disciplines. Participating artists cooperatively organize most activities with the Open Sessions curators, Rosario Güiraldes and Lisa Sigal, including exhibitions and public programs. Open Sessions grapples with some of the most salient ideas concerning drawing and art now.
Claudia Fontes, artist/curator at the Sao Paulo Biennial, BrazilGabriel Perez Barreiro, curator of the 37th Sao Paulo Biennial has invited seven international artists to curate sections of the exhibition. Claudia Fontes is one of them. Aside of having selected a group of artists to participate in this biennial she is presenting a new work entitled The Slow Bird.
Azar, Laguna and Gurfein participate in exhibition at Art Center, University of La PlataFernanda Laguna, Amadeo Azar and Silvia Gurfein are participating in the exhibition Como una novela eterna which explores the fluid exchanges between written word and visual expression at the Art Center of the University of La Plata. Curator: Jimena Ferreiro.
Claudia del Rio presents Idealister, a solo exhibition at the Museum Genaro Pérez, Córdoba, ArgentinaClaudia el Río is presenting a solo exhibition a the Museum Genaro Pérez, Córdoba, Argentina. Curated by Nancy Rojas the show, entitled Idealister, includes paintings, drawings, installations and videos and addresses an imaginary life of the Eyes.
Fernanda Laguna in Casa Tomada, the 2018 edition of the Site Santa Fe BiennialFernanda Laguna is participating in the current edition of the Site Santa Fe Biennial. Entitled Casa Tomada and curated by José Luis Blondet, Ruba Katrib and Candice Hopkins, the exhibition centers around a new perspective on contemporary art from the Americas.
Claudia Fontes and Elba Bairon at the 33rd São Paulo BiennialThe gallery is pleased to announce the participation of its represented artists Claudia Fontes and Elba Bairon in the 2018 edition of the São Paulo Biennial, Affective Affinities. Curator Gabriel Perez Barreiro has organized the biennial through an alternative ‘operating system’ that values the artists’ gaze on their own creative contexts and avoids a large thematic exhibition in favor of multiple curatorial experiences. Along with twelve individual projects, this edition includes group shows organized by seven artist-curators. Guided exclusively by the concept of ‘affective affinities’ and by the premise that their own artworks must also integrate their curatorial project, each of them has responded to Pérez-Barreiro’s invitation in their own individual way.
Claudia Fontes (Argentina/UK, 1964) is one of these artist-curators, showing her own work in the context of projects by other nine artists she has selected. Elba Bairon (La Paz, Bolivia, 1947, resides in Buenos Aires since 1967) has been invited to be in this exhibition, entitled O pássaro lento [The Slow Bird]. Its premise draws on a metanarrative: a fictional book of the same title whose contents are unknown, except for some fragments and a few material remains. The participating artworks activate links between the visual arts, literature and translation, through experiences that propose expanded temporality as an alternative to the modern fetish of speed. ‘The experience of speed and slowness are political experiences rooted in the body. They both influence understandings of space, distance, and chance. For over a century now, our species was trained from a young age to despise slowness and to desire speed. As a result, we are now all struggling when trying to imagine a different way of being with oneself and with each other’, affirms Fontes.
Osías Yanov exhibits at Gasworks, LondonGasworks presents Orphan Dance, the first UK solo exhibition and a major new commission by Buenos Aires-based artist Osías Yanov.
Developed on site during his residency at Gasworks, the exhibition transforms the gallery into a ritual space in which to reimagine the relationships between humans and machines. Using and re-contextualising materials and devices often found in homes, offices, gyms and nightclubs as ceremonial objects, it explores how human interactions with technology can be staged and enacted differently, in ways that emphasises and disrupt the binaries of master and slave, user and service provider, domination and submission.
Several robot vacuum cleaners are on patrol like sentinels, guiding and sucking their way around, providing a rhythm of utility and automation. During the opening and close of the exhibition, performers will enter the scene, accentuating human desire and agency while at the same time further short-circuiting functionality.
Sofía Bohtlingk participates in the inaugural exhibition of Proa 21Proa Foundation in Buenos Aires has opened an annex devoted to contemporary art. Sofía Bohtlingk is one of the six artists invited to produce outdoor work in its backyard area, which has been deliberately maintained in a raw, state, as it was found. Bohtlingk's works, made with concrete and fragments of bricks merged with their surroundings, almost as a re-arrengemnt of the elements found in place.
ALBERTO GOLDENSTEIN The Matter Between the Edges. Photographs 1982-2018. MUSEUM of MODERN ART of BUENOS AIRESThe Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires is presenting the first retrospective exhibition of Alberto Goldenstein.
Goldenstein (b. Buenos Aires, 1951) is a key figure in the development of contemporary photography in Argentina. His approach to the photographic gaze based on the preeminence of experience over traditional visual cannons has been a great contribution to the renovation of the field of photography in this country since the early eighties. He regards photography as a personal, mobile and taciturn rite, where an intense poetic relationship with the world is established based on the encounters with the simplicity of things and trivial situations. Through his involvement as artist, teacher and curator at the now legendary Centro Cultural Rojas, Goldenstein's work and approach left a mark on younger generations of artists working in photography in Argentina.
ELBA BAIRON en el Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires. Sin Título desde el 5 de octubre hasta febrero de 2018Elba Bairon (born 1947, La Paz, Bolivia; lives and works in Buenos Aires since 1967) presents the installation Sin Título at the Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires. Opening Thursday October 5th, from 7 pm.
Avenida San Juan 350, San Telmo, Ciudad de Buenos Aires
LUX LINDNER. El Regreso del Astrólogo. Casa de las Culturas en Tigre desde el 6 de octubre al 10 de diciembre de 2017
Claudia Fontes to be represented by the galleryWe are pleased to announce that Claudia Fontes, featured at Argentina's Pavilion in the 57th Venice Biennial, will be represented by the gallery.
Claudia Del Río at Rosario Remix, Museum of Contemporary Art of RosarioClaudia del Río is exhibiting an installation of drawings in the context of this show, an homage to the Grupo Litoral, whose members were prominent Argentine painters in the 1940s. Curated by artist Marcelo Pombo.
Claudia Del Río en el Festival Brújula al Sur 2017 Cali, ColombiaClaudia del Río is presenting The Spheres: Blackboard Piece, an interactive performance based on drawing at the 2017 Brújula del Sur Festival in Cali, Colombia. September 10th and 11th. She has been presenting her participatory Blackboard Pieces since 2006.
Ana Tiscornia at Museo Figari, Montevideo, UruguayTiscornia participates in JESUALDO: LA PALABRA MÁGICA, a group exhibition curated by Adriana Gallo which also includes works by Liliana Porter, Luis Camnitzer, Ricardo Lanzarini and other artists.
Julián Terán > Galería Nueveochenta, BogotáJulián Terán is opening a solo exhibition at Galería Nueveochenta in Bogotá, Colombia. The show is structured as a series of drawings that displays in space, a zig-zag line that allude to the border between Colombia and Panama, the Northern edge of South America. Terán's laborious drawings depart from digital mappings but are presented outside of any specific reference. From August 24th to September 22nd. The project was curated by Claudia Segura Mattos.
Fernanda Laguna > A Universal History of Infamy, LACMAFernanda Laguna is one of 16 Latin American artists participating in this exhibition at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, which is presented as part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative, and was organized by Rita Gonzalez, curator of contemporary art at LACMA; José Luis Blondet, curator of special initiatives at LACMA; and Pilar Tompkins Rivas, director of the Vincent Price Art Museum. It seeks to upend any notion of absoluteness regarding what constitutes Latin America and its diaspora, or the art that can be associated with this region.
Laguna is presenting an installation that accounts for her multi-disciplinary artistic practice which includes paintings, drawings, poetry, publishing and social practice. She has also made drawings in the museum's restrooms walls and a mural painting at 18th Street Arts Center, which are part of the exhibition.
Nora Fisch Gallery at Proyectos LA, Los AngelesThe gallery will participate in Proyectos LA, an art fair devoted to contemporary Latin American art, with an atypical format: it will consist in a six-week long exhibition curated by Luiza Texeira de Freitas and Claudia Segura Campins. It is one of twenty Latin American galleries invited to participate. The featured artist will be Fernanda Laguna, who is also exhibiting at Los Angeles County Museum of Art. These projects are presented in teh context of Pacific Standard Time LA/LA.
Osias Yanov awarded residency and exhibition at Gasworks, LondonOsías Yanov has been selected for the third edition of the Gasworks/Urra residencies program, which brings one artist from Great Britain to Buenos Aires for half a year and enables one artist from Argentina to live and work in London for the same amount of time. Yanov will be doing an exhibition at Gasworks at the end of his residency, aside from his open studio. This program is funded by collector Erica Roberts and the arteBA Foundation.
Gastón Pérsico and Rosana Schoijett at Otra Situación de Tiempo, MAR Museum, Mar del PlataThis exhibition at MAR, focusing on contemporary photography and media in Argentina, explores the relation between representation and time. Aside of Pérsico and Schoijett, includes works by David Lamelas, Alberto Goldenstein, Cecilia Szalkowicz, Bruno Dubner and others.
Lux Lindner as curator: The Third Cheek, Violence in the XXI CenturyLux Lindner has been invited to act as curator, in the context of a series of exhibitions which have violence as their theme, currently at CCK, Buenos Aires. Lindner´exhibition includes artists Martín Bernstein, Laura Códega, Marula Di Como & Cristian Dios, Eugenio Damián Fernández, Mariano Giraud, Marcelo Grosman, Eva Shin and Alejandra Van der Land, as well as sound excerpts, fanzines and other media.
Fernanda Laguna in A Universal History of Infamy at LACMACurated by José Luis Blondet, this exhibition presentes the works of 16 Latin American artists, who in their works question established notions about what constitutes contemporary Latin American Art. Fernanda Laguna will participate with works already in LACMA's collection as well as with an installation which documents her collective and social projects. This exhibition is presented in the context pf Pacific Standard Time LA/LA, the initiative sponsored by the Getty Foundation.
Cynthia Kamplemacher at Galería Calamo, San NicolásCynthia Kampelmacher participates in Plano Secuencia, a two/person show shared with Eladia Acevedo at Galería Cálamo, San Nicolás. The exhibition was curated by Nancy Rojas. From August 4th to September 8th.
Tiziana Pierri at Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos AiresLxs Pierri is an exhibition which explores the local history of painting through the art practice of a family with three generations of professional artists. Tiziana Pierri exhibits alongside her father, Duilio Pierri, a local star of the neo-expressionism in the eighties, and her grand-father, classic Argentinean master Orlando Pierri. Until October 1, 2017
Silvia Gurfein at Museo de la memoria, RosarioIn this exhibition Gurfein engages in a dialogue with writer Beatriz Vignoli, exploring liminal spaces where the collective and the individual appear as seamless. Curated by Hernán Camoletto at the Museum of Memory in the city of Rosario.
Gastón Pérsico. La música es mi casa en el Museo de Arte Latinoamericano MALBAGastón Pérsico
La música es mi casa
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.
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
June 3rd, 7PM
Featuring Pablo Schanton
June 7th, 12–9 PM
Featuring Djs Pareja, La música es mi casa (Djs Pareja Remix)
June 14th, 12–9 PM
Featuring Miguel Mitlag