Posts Tagged ‘Buenos Aires’

Interview with Gabriela Golder

Gabriela Golder and Mariela Yeregui. Escrituras, 2014-2016; neon installation; variable dimensions. Photo: Alejandro Lipszyc

A series of neon signs appears over the urban landscape of Benito Pérez Galdós Avenue in La Boca, a working-class neighborhood located in the south of Buenos Aires. The poetic messages address territory, identity, and change: “Volvernos invisibles” [To become invisible], “El terreno se vuelve a mover” [The ground is moving again], and “El silencio es imposible” [Silence is impossible]. Despite the anonymity that public[…..]

Más Allá del Sonido [Beyond the Sound] at MUNTREF

Edgardo Rudnitzky. Border Music, 2016; steel, iron, barbed wire (custom made), 4 melodikons, wooden resonators, bronze, motor; 78.7x5.9 in. Courtesy of MUNTREF. Photo: Tania Puente.

Built in Buenos Aires during the first decade of the 20th century and active until 1952, the Hotel de Inmigrantes (Immigrants’ Hotel) was an immigrant checkpoint and a temporary shelter for exiles and expatriates from overseas. Today, the historic building fosters the National Direction of Migration and the Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero Museum, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo (MUNTREF). Within the building’s aseptic white[…..]

Excéntricos y Superilustrados (Eccentrics and Ultra-Enlightened)

Lux Lindner. Blister cognitivo (Cognitive Blister), 2002-2016; scales and books; variable dimensions. Courtesy of Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires. Photo: Tania Puente.

There is a worm in the White House. A sneaky, repulsive, tiny worm crawls through its corridors, aisles, and rooms. It sticks its head out, and slides from the balconies. This earthworm is not alone. There is more than one. In fact, there is a legion of earthworms in the White House, and they won’t be leaving; it is theirs now to keep. This is[…..]

Jorge Macchi: Perspectiva at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires

Jorge Macchi. Monoblock, 2013; paper. Courtesy of MALBA.

Maps, clocks, dictionaries, music sheets, signals, and words are all different resources we have to decode our reality. By living under a unified structure, we can rest assured that our messages will be understood. A sense of normality is reinforced. But what lies underneath these layers of language? Can we realize how reality is built around us? Do we know how to dismantle the rules[…..]

Yo En El Futuro (Me in the Future)

The performance began as we entered the room of a small theater in Buenos Aires. In the spotlight, a frail old woman with a full white hairpiece and antiquated gown plays a familiar tune on the piano. Once the audience is fully seated, a projection screen is revealed, setting the scene for the multimedia performance that is to occur within the walls of this humble,[…..]