Buenos Aires

Algunos Artistas

Centro Cultural Recoleta

For the majority of the 15 artists included in the exhibition “Algunos Artistas” (Some artists)—curated by the painters Jorge Gumier Maier and Magdalena Jitrik—the “body” of contemporary art is less a part of daily experience than a question of fixed and distant images. Without stable links to the international art scene, without access to information, without the possibility of mounting exhibitions and participating in discussions, isolated from their own country’s artistic tradition as a result of years of dictatorship and repression, the work of the majority of these young Argentinians stems from a fragmentary contact with photographic reproductions of art works published in magazines and catalogues. These images, separated from the constellation of problems that give them life, taken out of context, acquire—in their vacant, unappealing rigidity—an enormous similarity to the ambiguous

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