THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART OF BUENOS AIRES SAYS GOODBYE TO ALBERTO GRECO'S "BESOS BRUJOS"
Within the framework of the exhibition Historia de dos mundos (Tale of two worlds), held at the Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires (MAMBA) on the occasion of its recent reopening, the institution presents Los elegidos de Greco. Leo García interpreta las canciones de Besos brujos. This will be held on October 11th in honor to the great Argentine artist Alberto Greco.
From the play Besos Brujos, exhibited in the MAMBA - part of Historia de dos mundos -, the singer Leo García will perform an acoustic set with songs by Carlos Gardel, The Beatles, Rita Pavone and Palito Ortega, among others. The objective of this activity is to symbolically dismiss the work of Greco, exposed first and last time in Argentina.
Besos Brujos consists of the last work carried out by Alberto Greco in 1965 - the year of his death -. The work is a gigantic collage of 137 pages that combines quotations of popular songs and stories, kitchen recipes and own texts of the Argentine artist. This work is an immense representation of Greco's loving frustration towards the end of his life.
Within the framework of the exhibition Historia de dos mundos, the work was shown for the first and last time in Argentina. It can be visited until next Sunday, October 14, when it ends.
Besos Brujos will travel once the show is finished at the MAMBA, to the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA), institution that recently acquired the work at Del Infinit gallery for a price of almost U$D 400,000.