(Buenos Aires, Argentina)
“How to establish a map of connections between the modernizing Latin American projects of the mid-20th century and the current cultural horizon, in which various artistic practices coexist?,” asks curator Federico Baeza in his introductory text to “Latinoamérica: Volver al Futuro”. The answer is presented in the exhibition on view at Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Buenos Aires (MACBA). Featuring Marcius Galan, Marcelo Cidade, and other 71 artists, the group show introduces unsuspected connections between regional modernizing projects and contemporary artistic practices.
Ranging from the 1950s’ concretism movement to the present rereadings of such works, “Volver al Futuro” investigates themes such as visual languages, the reconfiguration of the city margins, and the creation of images as symbols for utopian projects. The idea is try to understand how the modernist movements of the 1940s and 1960s in Latin America – optimistic, revolutionary – still survive in the current artist production – namely pessimistic and dystopian. “How to face the modernist ghosts, spread across spaces in ruins today? Which strategies do we carry out in order to turn a chaotic time such as ours into something intelligible,” asks Federico Baeza. Maybe its time to look back into the past in order to solve the problems of the future.
“Latinoamérica: volver al futuro”, group show featuring Roberto Aizenberg, Manuel Álvarez, Sergio Avello, Amadeo Azar, Carla Bertone, Gabriela Böer, Erica Bohm, Martha Boto, Juan Sebastián Bruno, Valeria Calvo, Ulises Carrión, Emilio Chapela, Lothar Charoux, Marta Chilindrón, Marcelo Cidade, Marcos Coelho Benjamim, Elías Crespín, Carlos Cruz Diez, João José Da Silva Costa, Mariano dal Verme, José Dávila, Marcolina Di Pierro, Verónica Di Toro, Lucio Dorr, Manuel Espinosa, Maria Freire, Marcius Galan, Andrea Galvani, Silvia Gurfein, Graciela Hasper, Carlos Huffman, Enio Iommi, Daniel Joglar, Irina Kirchuk, Gyula Kosice, Marlena Kudlicka, Guillermo Kuitca, Silvana Lacarra, Estefanía Landesmann, Federico Lanzi, Lux Linder, Los Carpinteros, Raúl Lozza, Macaparaná, Víctor Magariños, Marco Maggi, María Martorell, Nicolás Mastracchio, Julia Masvernat, Miguel Mitlag, Ascânio MMM, Iván Navarro, Marie Oresnanz, Damián Ortega, Alejandro Otero, Matilde Pérez, Gilda Picabea, Rogelio Polesello, Déborah Pruden, Martina Quesada, Inés Raitieri, Kazuya Sakai, Zilia Sánchez, Tomás Saraceno, Mariela Scafati, Mira Schendel, Analía Segal, Gabriel Sierra, Pablo Siquier, Juan Sorrentino, Julián Terán, Ana Tiscornia and Osias Yanov
Curated by Federico Baeza
On view from April 6th, 2018 through March 3rd, 2019
Museu de Arte Contemporáneo Buenos Aires (MACBA)
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