THIS WEEK AT PIERO ATCHUGARRY GALLERY
Take a look at Piero Atchugarry Gallery’s programme
Tune in today at to watch Piero Atchugarry discuss the art market and the gallery model on the Collezione Taurisano's live broadcast on Instagram.
Tune in this Sunday
Virtual Progressive Art Brunch:
During this period of social distancing, the Progressive Art Brunch will host this month's tour virtually on Sunday, April 19th, from 11am–2pm. Visit the gallery via a live virtual tour of Yuken Teruya: WE BELONG HERE, led by curator Martin Craciun. The tour will be available to watch on their Instagram page, with a live broadcast starting at 12:45 PM.
Art Talk Series
Here’s a excerpt from their first Art Talk of the year, led by Artur Lescher and moderated by Piero Atchugarry. The São-Paulo-based contemporary artist shared his process of researching and conceptualizing site-specific sculptures and installations. Among the many highlights from Lescher’s portfolio that were discussed, were two installations in Latin America:
- (in) absence, 2012, Pinacoteca, São Paulo, Brazil
- Inner Landscape, 2016, Piero Atchugarry, Garzón, Uruguay
IIV Meeting of Young Creators (Jóvenes Creadores)
This year the Fundación Pablo Atchugarry hosted the seventh national Meeting of Young Creators. Middle school students in Uruguay were selected to come to the Fundación for a three-day intensive art workshop, where they created art with the assistance of professional artists. Joined by artists Diego Santurio and Janinne Wolfsohn, they visited Sculpture Park in Tierra, Garzón. They planted trees in the Sculpture Park and visited the solo exhibition of artist, Verónica Vázquez at Piero Atchugarry Gallery.
Get to know the Artists
Introducing: Pablo Rasgado
Pablo Rasgado (born 1984, Zapopan Jalisco) is a contemporary artist living and working in Mexico City. Rasgado works through extraction - much of his past bodies of work are made from public walls, streets, and refuse. The elements the artist removes from their original context distill his work with their history and formal qualities.
In 2019 he unveiled his solo exhibition, When the Symbols Shatter, at our Miami gallery. That same year he became eligible to apply for the esteemed grant from Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte del Fonca, and received the grant on his first application. His work is part of public collections such as: LACMA, Jumex Collection, PAMM, CCA Wattis, North Carolina Museum of Art.
Artists often express the burden of having to make a living by working on jobs detached from their main vocation. Urgency disrupts relevance and everyday practical needs disrupt creativity.
Andres Michelena’s experience was not different. The Venezuelan conceptual artist —with a progressive career spanning more than 20 years in Venezuela, USA and Europe— relied on his income from other sources. He just made sure that his non-artistic occupations were, one way or another, tied to art: arts programs coordinator, Art Collection Manager, gallery assistant.