COSMOCOSA EXHIBITS CONCEPTUAL ART BY EMILIANO MILIYO AND EDUARDO COSTA
The Buenos Aires gallery presents in Miliyo / Costa a bold selection of works by these artists separated by 30 years: Emiliano Miliyo (b.1970) and Eduardo Costa (b.1940).
Two local references from different generations share this exhibition of conceptualism and Latin American pop: For the first time, the works of Miliyo and Costa are put in dialogue and pointing to each other, sharing quotes, references, volume and aesthetic winks in complicity with Duchamp. The show brings together key and emblematic pieces in the production of both artists that had never before been put into direct dialogue, despite having even shared the same galleries and institutions on the local scene, especially towards the end of the 90s.
The impact of Miliyo's work in form and scale highlights the sophistication of Costa's quieter but equally playful and unforeseen works.
Costa's soft paintings, almost always presented on shelves, this time slide lying on the base of the floor or spread out stamped against the wall, pretending to have the same support as a traditional work. In this show, nothing is what it seems. A certain "mischief" in the works of Miliyo and Costa place the conceptual to the limit of the pop game, without losing their scope. Miliyo's works, almost always exhibited in spaces of industrial architecture or white cube, acquire another aesthetic relationship with the viewer placed in the architectural context of a French apartment for residential use, such as the one presented by the gallery.
The artists’ citations to works of the history of universal art are constant. On the left, Costa with his Duchamp / Costa Wheel in allusion to Duchamp's Bicycle Wheel and on the far right, Emiliano Miliyo presents Snow Shovel, in reference to Duchamp's work In Advance of the Broken Arm, currently in MoMA’s collection. In the center is Anamorphosis, by Miliyo, an extrapolation of the image of the skull in Hans Holbein's Renaissance masterpiece The Ambassadors.
Costa’s soft paints, made entirely of acrylic paint, dispense with all types of conventional support (frame) and adapt to the surface that contains them. Here, Black Teen Torso and White Teen Torso.
Miliyo / Costa
Until August, 13th
Montevideo 1430, PB.
Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina