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Elmgreen & Dragset, Zwischen anderen Ereignissen (Between Other Events), 2000–15. Performance view. From: “Experienecia Infinita” (Infinite Experience). Photo: Jorge Miño.

“Experiencia Infinita”

Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (Malba)

Elmgreen & Dragset, Zwischen anderen Ereignissen (Between Other Events), 2000–15. Performance view. From: “Experienecia Infinita” (Infinite Experience). Photo: Jorge Miño.

The first exhibition curated by Agustín Pérez Rubio, therecently appointed artistic director of the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA), “Experiencia Infinita” (Infinite Experience) presented a cross section of live works orchestrated by eight of the most curatorially opportune artists of the moment. What all the pieces have in common is what might be called a designed perpetuity. Performers hired by the artists continuously enact their prescribed gestures—whether poetic, visceral, or data-driven—and, in doing so, transform the spaces they inhabit into theatrical panoramas that draw visitors in as interlopers and catalysts. A handful of these artists have become omnipresent on the biennial circuit over the past decade or so; until now, however, few of them have been shown in Argentina, although the nation has long been an incubator for both performance

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