Beloved Structure: The Argentine Legacy
Curated by Eva Grinstein
Artists: Fabián Burgos, Martín Di Paola, Marcolina Dipierro, Verónica Di Toro, Lucio Dorr, Silvia Gurfein, Silvana Lacarra, Adriana Minoliti, Karina Peisajovich, Pablo Siquier, Andrés Sobrino.
November 14, 2009 – February 6, 2010
Latin American Abstract Geometric painting, with its strong ties to Europe yet with its undeniably great, regional protagonists, has left an enormous legacy to the contemporary art scene of the continent.
In this opportunity, Alejandra von Hartz Gallery has invited the curator, Eva Grinstein, to present a carefully selected group of artists, who inherited and continued this rich tradition in Argentine art. They “reinterpret and---in a way--- render homage to the masters of the vanguard, who changed the direction of Latin American art in the mid 20th century.”
Eva Grinstein notes: “This selection presents the work of eleven accomplished Argentine artists of the new generation, who through the use of very diverse materials and techniques---painting, reliefs, light pieces, and drawings---reignite and renew the passion for structure that characterized the artists that challenged the paradigms of representation. Embracing the power of the line and the pure play of form and color, fascinated by geometry and the constructive impulse, these eleven artists, despite their clear differences, coincide in one key aspect: the need to formulate in their work small, perfect structures, governed by strict compositional decisions that leave nothing to chance.”