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  • Pablo Siquier

    Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires (MNBA)

    The effects of Argentina’s military dictatorship were as devastating to fine arts as they were to the nation generally; thus, the fall of the military regime in 1983 triggered an explosion of optimism. Thanks to the military government, the experiences that informed the politicized Conceptualism of the late ’60s had been relegated to oblivion; as a result, neo-Expressionism found a cozy haven for its a critical expansiveness. The ’80s were defined by a devotion to what had once been called “bad painting,” a phenomenon that only deepened the amnesia already threatening to bury the memory of

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