Reviews

TURNING THE MEANINGS OF OUR CONTINENT UPSIDE DOWN: HERLIZTCKA & CO + HENRIQUE FARIA AT PINTA PArC

In the next edition of Pinta PArC 2024, Herlitzka & Co. (Buenos Aires) and Henrique Faria (New York) join forces to present a booth proposal that challenges conventional notions of contemporaneity and ancestry in Latin American art.

By María Galarza
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TURNING THE MEANINGS OF OUR CONTINENT UPSIDE DOWN: HERLIZTCKA & CO + HENRIQUE FARIA AT PINTA PArC

By María Galarza

In the next edition of Pinta PArC 2024, Herlitzka & Co. (Buenos Aires) and Henrique Faria (New York) join forces to present a booth proposal that challenges conventional notions of contemporaneity and ancestry in Latin American art.

April 17, 2024
FLAVIO GARCIANDÍA’S SELF-REVISIONISM

Flavio Garciandía (Caibarién, Cuba, 1954) becomes the active and passive subject of his work in his first solo exhibition in Madrid.

By Álvaro de Benito
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FLAVIO GARCIANDÍA’S SELF-REVISIONISM

By Álvaro de Benito

Flavio Garciandía (Caibarién, Cuba, 1954) becomes the active and passive subject of his work in his first solo exhibition in Madrid.

April 17, 2024
JORGE EIELSON, THE LAST QUIPUCAMAYOC

The vindication of the Peruvian Jorge Eduardo Eielson (Lima, Peru, 1924) looks fundamental, far beyond any framed motivation in the round figures of the anniversaries. However, the work being done around the centenary of his birth shows a titanic effort to explore one of the most versatile artists in the plastic arts and, perhaps in his best-known aspect, in the literature of contemporary Peru.

By Álvaro de Benito
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JORGE EIELSON, THE LAST QUIPUCAMAYOC

By Álvaro de Benito

The vindication of the Peruvian Jorge Eduardo Eielson (Lima, Peru, 1924) looks fundamental, far beyond any framed motivation in the round figures of the anniversaries. However, the work being done around the centenary of his birth shows a titanic effort to explore one of the most versatile artists in the plastic arts and, perhaps in his best-known aspect, in the literature of contemporary Peru.

April 16, 2024
CABIESES’ INTERCEPTED IMAGE

The geometry in Jorge Cabieses' (Lima, Peru, 1971) usual outline is broken with the action of the spontaneity of the curved and almost organic stroke in his second solo exhibition in the Spanish capital. The Lima-born artist thus proposes, in a certain way, a dialogue between the artificial of the synthetic and the atavistic through the incorporation of those more spontaneous brushstrokes over the usual framework of rectitude that the artist usually presents.

By Álvaro de Benito
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CABIESES’ INTERCEPTED IMAGE

By Álvaro de Benito

The geometry in Jorge Cabieses' (Lima, Peru, 1971) usual outline is broken with the action of the spontaneity of the curved and almost organic stroke in his second solo exhibition in the Spanish capital. The Lima-born artist thus proposes, in a certain way, a dialogue between the artificial of the synthetic and the atavistic through the incorporation of those more spontaneous brushstrokes over the usual framework of rectitude that the artist usually presents.

April 11, 2024
TOWARDS MIGUEL ÁNGEL ROJAS' QUIEBRAMALES

Two decades after Miguel Ángel Rojas (1946, Bogotá, Colombia) conceptualized in his project David Quiebramales his denunciation of violence and the use of education as the most efficient vehicle towards a catharsis for those who suffer it, the Madrid headquarters of La Cometa revisits his most emblematic work and reinterprets it as the framework for a kind of thematic retrospective. This commemoration of that first David Quiebramales reinforces a view that is still difficult to overcome and that, even today, serves to trace those harmful social dynamics that are created between society and war, the institutional and the political systems.

By Álvaro de Benito
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TOWARDS MIGUEL ÁNGEL ROJAS' QUIEBRAMALES

By Álvaro de Benito

Two decades after Miguel Ángel Rojas (1946, Bogotá, Colombia) conceptualized in his project David Quiebramales his denunciation of violence and the use of education as the most efficient vehicle towards a catharsis for those who suffer it, the Madrid headquarters of La Cometa revisits his most emblematic work and reinterprets it as the framework for a kind of thematic retrospective. This commemoration of that first David Quiebramales reinforces a view that is still difficult to overcome and that, even today, serves to trace those harmful social dynamics that are created between society and war, the institutional and the political systems.

April 09, 2024
BETWEEN RETROTOPIAS, DRIFTS AND STILL LIFES – CAO FEI – THE FUTURE IS NOT A DREAM

Until this April 2024, one of the recent galleries of the Pinacoteca Contemporânea - the new annex of the traditional and active Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, which opened in 2023 - has become a special locus, where past and future, tradition and modernity, nostalgia and dazzle, fortress and ruin, among other poetic axes, present themselves to a visitor who is between perplexity and fascination. The author of this suspension of time is the Chinese artist Cao Fei (Guanghzou, 1978), one of the key artists of the contemporary world, who has her first solo show in South America, after (more discreet) appearances at the 29th São Paulo Biennial (2010) and the 9th Mercosul Biennial (2013), in Porto Alegre, in the south of the country.

By Mario Gioia, art critic and independent curator
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BETWEEN RETROTOPIAS, DRIFTS AND STILL LIFES – CAO FEI – THE FUTURE IS NOT A DREAM

By Mario Gioia, art critic and independent curator

Until this April 2024, one of the recent galleries of the Pinacoteca Contemporânea - the new annex of the traditional and active Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, which opened in 2023 - has become a special locus, where past and future, tradition and modernity, nostalgia and dazzle, fortress and ruin, among other poetic axes, present themselves to a visitor who is between perplexity and fascination. The author of this suspension of time is the Chinese artist Cao Fei (Guanghzou, 1978), one of the key artists of the contemporary world, who has her first solo show in South America, after (more discreet) appearances at the 29th São Paulo Biennial (2010) and the 9th Mercosul Biennial (2013), in Porto Alegre, in the south of the country.

April 09, 2024
INFINITE REALITIES OF GRONDONA AND GÓMEZ CANLE ON PINTA'S RADAR

MIAMI

ROSAS Ek Balam gallery, based in Buenos Aires, presents works by Vicente Grondona and Max Gómez Canle in the RADAR section of Pinta Miami. Entitled Épica del paisaje (Epic of Landscape), this exhibition invokes the fragmentation of reality.

By Mercedes Abella
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INFINITE REALITIES OF GRONDONA AND GÓMEZ CANLE ON PINTA'S RADAR

By Mercedes Abella

MIAMI

ROSAS Ek Balam gallery, based in Buenos Aires, presents works by Vicente Grondona and Max Gómez Canle in the RADAR section of Pinta Miami. Entitled Épica del paisaje (Epic of Landscape), this exhibition invokes the fragmentation of reality.

December 05, 2023
EL DORADO AT AMERICAS SOCIETY, NEW YORK

El Dorado: Myths of Gold is an extensively researched, impeccably installed exhibition featuring one-hundred objects and artworks from the Pre-Columbian period to the 21st century by sixty artists.

By Julia P. Herzberg, Ph.D., art historian, independent curator.
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EL DORADO AT AMERICAS SOCIETY, NEW YORK

By Julia P. Herzberg, Ph.D., art historian, independent curator.

El Dorado: Myths of Gold is an extensively researched, impeccably installed exhibition featuring one-hundred objects and artworks from the Pre-Columbian period to the 21st century by sixty artists.

November 27, 2023
PINTA MIAMI 2023: A PORTAL TO THE AMAZON

MIAMI

Amazonia is a Pinta Miami project curated by Félix Suazo that proposes a visual expedition through the Amazon, crossing countries, cultures and ecological identities. As a Special Project, Amazonia emphasizes Pinta's commitment as an international platform for Latin American art.

By Mercedes Abella
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PINTA MIAMI 2023: A PORTAL TO THE AMAZON

By Mercedes Abella

MIAMI

Amazonia is a Pinta Miami project curated by Félix Suazo that proposes a visual expedition through the Amazon, crossing countries, cultures and ecological identities. As a Special Project, Amazonia emphasizes Pinta's commitment as an international platform for Latin American art.

November 24, 2023
GUADALOUP ON DEATH AND CONTEMPORANEITY

Based on futuristic tales, Guadaloup Vilar created an entire universe where life and art are supported by death. Completely functional to organic and cohesive development, Guadaloup’s artworks and installations reshape the notion of expiration.

By Mercedes Abella
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GUADALOUP ON DEATH AND CONTEMPORANEITY

By Mercedes Abella

Based on futuristic tales, Guadaloup Vilar created an entire universe where life and art are supported by death. Completely functional to organic and cohesive development, Guadaloup’s artworks and installations reshape the notion of expiration.

November 13, 2023
HACKING PERCEPTION

The experience proposed by Martina Servio Olavide is composed of two parts, one that invokes dying and the other, as an organic counterpoint, living. The first, "dying", is represented by a non-naturalistic play, while the second, "living", manifests itself as an exhibition in an art gallery. Through these two dimensions, the artist challenges the viewer to question their understanding of self and others, and to explore a wide range of interpretations.

By Silvina Amighini
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HACKING PERCEPTION

By Silvina Amighini

The experience proposed by Martina Servio Olavide is composed of two parts, one that invokes dying and the other, as an organic counterpoint, living. The first, "dying", is represented by a non-naturalistic play, while the second, "living", manifests itself as an exhibition in an art gallery. Through these two dimensions, the artist challenges the viewer to question their understanding of self and others, and to explore a wide range of interpretations.

October 26, 2023
BIG TOURISM: SIMULTANEOUS SIMULATIONS. PEDRO MEDINA AT CERQUONE MADRID

From September 13 to November 15, 2023, Venezuelan artist Pedro Medina inaugurated his first solo show in Spain, with Cerquone Gallery, at its headquarters in Madrid. Entitled Gran Turismo: Simulaciones Simultáneas (Big Tourism: Simultaneous Simulations), the exhibition is conceived as an exhibition of recent work on a process of observation of speed and resistance in painting.

By Manuel Vásquez Ortega
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BIG TOURISM: SIMULTANEOUS SIMULATIONS. PEDRO MEDINA AT CERQUONE MADRID

By Manuel Vásquez Ortega

From September 13 to November 15, 2023, Venezuelan artist Pedro Medina inaugurated his first solo show in Spain, with Cerquone Gallery, at its headquarters in Madrid. Entitled Gran Turismo: Simulaciones Simultáneas (Big Tourism: Simultaneous Simulations), the exhibition is conceived as an exhibition of recent work on a process of observation of speed and resistance in painting.

October 25, 2023
THE VITAL ASPECT OF EXPERIENCE. EDGARDO GIMÉNEZ AT MALBA

In the eclectic and vibrant universe of Edgardo Giménez, the exhibition There Will Be None Like Him at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA) emerges as an unforgettable journey through more than sixty years of artistic production.

By María Galarza
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THE VITAL ASPECT OF EXPERIENCE. EDGARDO GIMÉNEZ AT MALBA

By María Galarza

In the eclectic and vibrant universe of Edgardo Giménez, the exhibition There Will Be None Like Him at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA) emerges as an unforgettable journey through more than sixty years of artistic production.

September 12, 2023
LIGIA D'ANDREA: VISUAL POETRY THAT ESCAPES FROM TWO-DIMENSIONALITY (part 2)
By Jorge Luna Ortuño – Philosopher and researcher
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LIGIA D'ANDREA: VISUAL POETRY THAT ESCAPES FROM TWO-DIMENSIONALITY (part 2)

By Jorge Luna Ortuño – Philosopher and researcher
August 16, 2023
LIGIA D'ANDREA: VISUAL POETRY THAT ESCAPES FROM TWO-DIMENSIONALITY (part 1)
By Jorge Luna Ortuño – Philosopher and researcher
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LIGIA D'ANDREA: VISUAL POETRY THAT ESCAPES FROM TWO-DIMENSIONALITY (part 1)

By Jorge Luna Ortuño – Philosopher and researcher
August 16, 2023
MARTÍN REYNA PRESENTED FLUIDES AT GALERIE BESSIERE, PARIS

The experience of visiting the exhibition of Martín Reyna (Buenos Aires, Argentina) at the galerie Bessiere called Fluides is truly captivating. To achieve this, the artist took full advantage of the topographical qualities of the exhibition space. Fluides is an installation that maps the artist's work including a selection of paintings, many of them in large format on paper as the main support.

By Patricia Avena Navarro
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MARTÍN REYNA PRESENTED FLUIDES AT GALERIE BESSIERE, PARIS

By Patricia Avena Navarro

The experience of visiting the exhibition of Martín Reyna (Buenos Aires, Argentina) at the galerie Bessiere called Fluides is truly captivating. To achieve this, the artist took full advantage of the topographical qualities of the exhibition space. Fluides is an installation that maps the artist's work including a selection of paintings, many of them in large format on paper as the main support.

August 15, 2023
3RD ACT – ABDIAS NASCIMENTO AND THE MUSEUM OF BLACK ART, MESTRE DIDI AND MÔNICA VENTURA – MYSTERIES TO EMERGE

With the third act dedicated to the memory of Abdias Nascimento (1914-2011), an exhibition focused on the work of Mestre Didi (1917-2013) and a large installation by the emerging Mônica Ventura, Inhotim is consolidating an important change in the profile of its collection and in the commissioning of new works.

By Mario Gioia, art critic and independent curator
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3RD ACT – ABDIAS NASCIMENTO AND THE MUSEUM OF BLACK ART, MESTRE DIDI AND MÔNICA VENTURA – MYSTERIES TO EMERGE

By Mario Gioia, art critic and independent curator

With the third act dedicated to the memory of Abdias Nascimento (1914-2011), an exhibition focused on the work of Mestre Didi (1917-2013) and a large installation by the emerging Mônica Ventura, Inhotim is consolidating an important change in the profile of its collection and in the commissioning of new works.

July 18, 2023
FOUNDATION VILLA DATRIS: MOUVEMENT ET LUMIÉRE #2

The Villa Datris Foundation for Contemporary Sculpture, created by Danièle Marcovici and Tristan Fourtine, presents each year a thematic exhibition that offers an original and committed reading of the creation of its time.

By Patricia Avena Navarro
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FOUNDATION VILLA DATRIS: MOUVEMENT ET LUMIÉRE #2

By Patricia Avena Navarro

The Villa Datris Foundation for Contemporary Sculpture, created by Danièle Marcovici and Tristan Fourtine, presents each year a thematic exhibition that offers an original and committed reading of the creation of its time.

June 30, 2023
CANVASES THAT SPEAK

The exhibition Claro que sí (Of course it is) by Mariana Ferrari (1975, Tucumán, Argentina) is on display at Tomás Redrado Art.

By Ezequiel Alemián
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CANVASES THAT SPEAK

By Ezequiel Alemián

The exhibition Claro que sí (Of course it is) by Mariana Ferrari (1975, Tucumán, Argentina) is on display at Tomás Redrado Art.

May 23, 2023
GOLDEN PRISM. WEALTH AS A TRAP

Fundación PROA presented a reflection on the myth of "El Dorado" in the American continent, with a selection of works by artists from different countries and times to rethink the impact and meaning of one of the most influential legends in history.

By María Galarza
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GOLDEN PRISM. WEALTH AS A TRAP

By María Galarza

Fundación PROA presented a reflection on the myth of "El Dorado" in the American continent, with a selection of works by artists from different countries and times to rethink the impact and meaning of one of the most influential legends in history.

May 15, 2023
THE ARBITRARY CREATING THE NECESSARY

Mateo Lopez (b. 1978), a Colombian artist with an outstanding career, has his first solo exhibition in Lima. Pasado futurista (Futuristic Past) is the title of his exhibition, curated by Maria Wills and Julien Petit, and comes with the Miguel Urrutia Museum in Bogota's seal.

By Jorge Villacorta. Critic and art curator
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THE ARBITRARY CREATING THE NECESSARY

By Jorge Villacorta. Critic and art curator

Mateo Lopez (b. 1978), a Colombian artist with an outstanding career, has his first solo exhibition in Lima. Pasado futurista (Futuristic Past) is the title of his exhibition, curated by Maria Wills and Julien Petit, and comes with the Miguel Urrutia Museum in Bogota's seal.

May 05, 2023
SER PALLAY IN GALLERY ICPNA LIMA CENTER

Ser Pallay is a "collaborative textile project'' that bet on an artistic praxis that critically responds to the ambivalent valuation of the extraordinary Andean textile tradition in the art narratives of Peru's cultural history.

By Fabiola Arroyo.
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SER PALLAY IN GALLERY ICPNA LIMA CENTER

By Fabiola Arroyo.

Ser Pallay is a "collaborative textile project'' that bet on an artistic praxis that critically responds to the ambivalent valuation of the extraordinary Andean textile tradition in the art narratives of Peru's cultural history.

April 13, 2023
TO DRESS GODS: ABOUT PURPLE SPELL BY SANTIAGO PAREDES AND BRIGITTE HOFFMAN

In March 1985, a breakthrough in filmmaking was released in United States’ theaters. Signed by Woody Allen and titled "The Purple Rose of Cairo", the search for the purple rose is nothing more than a way of approaching the impossible.

By Federico Curutchet
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TO DRESS GODS: ABOUT PURPLE SPELL BY SANTIAGO PAREDES AND BRIGITTE HOFFMAN

By Federico Curutchet

In March 1985, a breakthrough in filmmaking was released in United States’ theaters. Signed by Woody Allen and titled "The Purple Rose of Cairo", the search for the purple rose is nothing more than a way of approaching the impossible.

April 12, 2023
BETWEEN LAYOUTS, COLORS AND VIBRATIONS – JUDITH LAUAND: CONCRETE DETOUR

"Judith Lauand/Walking into the future". In that way Profilograma Judith (2000), by Augusto de Campos, one of the main names of concrete poetry in Brazil, celebrates the art of Judith Lauand (1922-2022).  The São Paulo artist, a female figure almost isolated in the country, was given a long retrospective with 124 works and extensive documentation, opened before her death at the end of last year, at São Paulo Museum of Art (MASP).

By Mario Gioia, art critic and independent curator.
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BETWEEN LAYOUTS, COLORS AND VIBRATIONS – JUDITH LAUAND: CONCRETE DETOUR

By Mario Gioia, art critic and independent curator.

"Judith Lauand/Walking into the future". In that way Profilograma Judith (2000), by Augusto de Campos, one of the main names of concrete poetry in Brazil, celebrates the art of Judith Lauand (1922-2022).  The São Paulo artist, a female figure almost isolated in the country, was given a long retrospective with 124 works and extensive documentation, opened before her death at the end of last year, at São Paulo Museum of Art (MASP).

March 29, 2023
THE INFLUENCE AND CONTINUITY OF PRE-HISPANIC TEXTILE ART IN MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART

The first part of an essay by Adriana Herrera Téllez on the tradition and heritage of textiles in Latin America and its impact on contemporary art.

By Adriana Herrera Téllez, PhD.
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THE INFLUENCE AND CONTINUITY OF PRE-HISPANIC TEXTILE ART IN MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART

By Adriana Herrera Téllez, PhD.

The first part of an essay by Adriana Herrera Téllez on the tradition and heritage of textiles in Latin America and its impact on contemporary art.

February 28, 2023
HUMANS AND NATURE: ARE THEY PART OF THE SAME LANDSCAPE?

As a way of closing 2022 and give a way to 2023, Rolf Art, curated by Francisco Medail, presented Eso que estalla no es el sol, a group show in which several artists talk about the conjunction nature-humans.

By María Galarza
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HUMANS AND NATURE: ARE THEY PART OF THE SAME LANDSCAPE?

By María Galarza

As a way of closing 2022 and give a way to 2023, Rolf Art, curated by Francisco Medail, presented Eso que estalla no es el sol, a group show in which several artists talk about the conjunction nature-humans.

February 24, 2023
DESIRE, TRANCE AND SHAPPER – JONATHAS DE ANDRADE IN ‘THE WORLD IS THE THEATER OF MAN’ AND ‘POUNCE AND BOUNCE’

This is one of the unique moments of the most recent contemporary art in Brazil. The final tracking shot of Olho da Rua, a video by Jonathas de Andrade now on display at Inhotim, one of Brazil's leading visual arts centers, is one of those happy moments in which the artist manages to capture with such precision the zeitgeist of his country (in this case, on a continental scale).

By Mario Gioia, art critic and independent curator.
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DESIRE, TRANCE AND SHAPPER – JONATHAS DE ANDRADE IN ‘THE WORLD IS THE THEATER OF MAN’ AND ‘POUNCE AND BOUNCE’

By Mario Gioia, art critic and independent curator.

This is one of the unique moments of the most recent contemporary art in Brazil. The final tracking shot of Olho da Rua, a video by Jonathas de Andrade now on display at Inhotim, one of Brazil's leading visual arts centers, is one of those happy moments in which the artist manages to capture with such precision the zeitgeist of his country (in this case, on a continental scale).

February 23, 2023
ABALOS AUSTRALIS - 13TH MERCOSUR BIENNIAL - TRAUMA, DREAM AND ESCAPE

The 13th edition of the Mercosul Biennial, anchored in the Trauma, dream and flight tripod and finished last November, had encouraging developments, especially due to the outstanding presence of emerging artists, the strong contact with the public and the resumption of powerful spaces and traditional attractions of the event, such as the Cais do Porto. However, there were problems in the organization of the exhibition, the most serious episode of which was the '(dis)invitation' of names to exhibit works, and a certain frustration with pieces that would have a technological appeal.

By By Mario Gioia, art critic and independent curator.
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ABALOS AUSTRALIS - 13TH MERCOSUR BIENNIAL - TRAUMA, DREAM AND ESCAPE

By By Mario Gioia, art critic and independent curator.

The 13th edition of the Mercosul Biennial, anchored in the Trauma, dream and flight tripod and finished last November, had encouraging developments, especially due to the outstanding presence of emerging artists, the strong contact with the public and the resumption of powerful spaces and traditional attractions of the event, such as the Cais do Porto. However, there were problems in the organization of the exhibition, the most serious episode of which was the '(dis)invitation' of names to exhibit works, and a certain frustration with pieces that would have a technological appeal.

January 27, 2023
THE EPHEMERAL IN THINGS - MARTINA SERVIO OLAVIDE IN 1+1

In her first solo exhibition, the artist from Córdoba moves between and beyond the limits of what can be said, from words and beyond them, with curatorship by Agustina Rinaldi.

By Santiago López
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THE EPHEMERAL IN THINGS - MARTINA SERVIO OLAVIDE IN 1+1

By Santiago López

In her first solo exhibition, the artist from Córdoba moves between and beyond the limits of what can be said, from words and beyond them, with curatorship by Agustina Rinaldi.

December 21, 2022
ANTONIO SEGUÍ AT GALERIE CLAUDE BERNARD, PARIS

The Claude Bernard Gallery is dedicating an exhibition as a tribute to the master Antonio Seguí, who passed away in February at the age of 88 in Buenos Aires.

By Patricia Avena Navarro
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ANTONIO SEGUÍ AT GALERIE CLAUDE BERNARD, PARIS

By Patricia Avena Navarro

The Claude Bernard Gallery is dedicating an exhibition as a tribute to the master Antonio Seguí, who passed away in February at the age of 88 in Buenos Aires.

December 13, 2022
 THE GEOGRAPHY OF MEANINGS BY ANNA MARIA MAIOLINO

MALBA presents a panoramic exhibition by Anna Maria Maiolino (Scalea Italy, 1942) with more than fifty years of works that include paintings, drawings, woodcuts, sculptures, photographs, videos, sound pieces and installations in an attempt to capture the prismatic spirit of the artist.

By María Galarza
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THE GEOGRAPHY OF MEANINGS BY ANNA MARIA MAIOLINO

By María Galarza

MALBA presents a panoramic exhibition by Anna Maria Maiolino (Scalea Italy, 1942) with more than fifty years of works that include paintings, drawings, woodcuts, sculptures, photographs, videos, sound pieces and installations in an attempt to capture the prismatic spirit of the artist.

November 24, 2022
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