Guided Visits with specialists
From May 8th, Saturdays 5.00 pm
Fundación Proa launches the guided visit series with specialists. Renowned Artists + Critics from the local art scene, give the audience a creative and thorough analysis of the The Universe of Futurism. 1909-1936 exhibition.
Coordinator: Mercedes Pérez Bergliaffa.
Saturday 8 - 5.00 pm
Diana B . Wechsler + Alejandro Puente
Saturday 15 - 5.00 pm
Laura Batkis + Luis Fernando Benedit
Saturday 22 - 5.00 pm
Rodrigo Alonso + Daniel Merle
Saturday 29 - 5.00 pm
Saturday 5 - 5.00 pm
Mercedes Casanegra - Luis Felipe Noé
Saturday 12 - 5.00 pm
Alberto Giudici - Juan Carlos Romero
Saturday 19 - 5.00 pm
María Teresa Constantin - María Juana Heras Velasco
Artists + Critics
The Universe of Futurism show, explores, with more than 200 works in exhibition, the reach of the movement within the different artistic disciplines. The series invites curators, historians, artists, writers, photographers, etc. in order to capture each and every point of view offered from within their object of work or study. Painting, literature, dance, theatre and photography will be themes present throughout the guided tours given by the specialized guests.
Some questions and subjects for thought:
. Why is futurism important in relation to the other historic avant-guards?
. How is the “complete” or “absolute” artwork explored by Futurism?
. What is the significance of the Futurist Manifest in the past century?
. What is the influence of Futurism in Latin America?
. How do we consider Futurism from a contemporary point of view?
The guided visits will also create a space for debate in relation to the interdisciplinary characteristics of the movement. These ones will open up the discussion for several questions, such as:
. What are the characteristics of each discipline?
. How do they interact?
. What is the importance of the interdisciplinary character presented by the Futurist movement?
. How do we approach Futurism from each discipline?
The Artists + Critics series establishes a unique opportunity. It allows the visitor to witness the artist’s and scholar’s observations on the works, and their interaction with the Futurist exhibition.
Saturday 8/5, 5.00 pm. Diana B . Wechsler + Alejandro Puente
Diana B. Wechsler has a PhD in Art History, CONICET investigator, Director of the Masters in Curatorial and Visual Arts studies, Universidad Tres de Febrero. Awarded with the Professor of Argentinean Art of the 20th Century by the Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de la Universidad de Buenos Aires. Teacher of Sociology and Anthropology, UBA. Guest professor on several international universities. Independent curator. Among her most important exhibtions: “Novecento sudamericano. Relazioni artistiche tra Italia, Brasile, Argentina e Uruguay” (Milano, Curitiba, Sao Paulo, with the collaboration of T. Chiarelli), “La Breve historia de Ema en el Taller de Spilimbergo” (Buenos Aires). Among the most important books and publications: “Papeles en conflicto. Arte y crítica entre la vanguardia y la tradición; Los surrealistas. Insurrectos, iconoclastas y revolucionarios en Europa y América” (in collaboration with María Teresa Constantín); “La memoria compartida”, (Directed with Y. Aznar).
Received the Doctor scholarship by the Getty Grant Program (1999-2000), as well as prestigious awards and honors by international and national organizations. Honorary member of CAIA.
Alejandro Puente was born in La Plata, Buenos Aires in 1953. Studied Visual Theory at the Art School of La Plata. In 1967 recieved the Guggenheim Price, and lived in New York until 1971, when he returned to Buenos Aires. His exhibtions include “Information Show”, M.O.M.A. (New York); “Four Latinoamerican Center” (New York); “Arte Argentino, Dalla Indipendenza ad oggi (1810-1987)” (Roma); Argentinean representative for the Sao Pablo Binnale; “La escuela del sur: el taller de Torres-García y su legado “ (Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid en Monterrey (Mexico, Washington, New York). In 2001, “Abstraction: the American Paradigm” (Palais de Beaux Arts, Bruselas, Bélgica and I.V.A.M. Valencia, Spain). Recieved several awards: Meridiano de Plata, Mano of the year in the Visual Arts , Telecom Award. Argentina, Arlequín Price, Fundación Pettoruti, Best exhibtion of 1998 y Grand National Painting Award.
Saturday 15/5, 5.00 hs. Laura Batkis + Luis Fernando Benedit
Laura Batkis has a Bachelor degree in Art History (UBA) and is specialized in contemporary art. Professor at UBA, Centro Cultural Rojas, MALBA, and since 2008 has coordinated the Visual Arts program for the Centro Cultural Recoleta. Curates numerous exhibitions such as: 1st South African Biennale; Clorindo Testa exhibition in the Cabildo de Córdoba and in the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes exhibtions for Julio Le Parc and Eduardo Rodríguez for the Centro Cultural San Martín. Member of the Asociación Argentina e Internacional de Críticos de Arte and has publications in: Perfil, Tres Puntos and Art Nexos. Currently writing for Lapiz, Arte al Dia and La Mano. She has been recognized by the MNBA for the journalistic work.
Luis Fernando Benedit (1937, Buenos Aires) is an artist and architect. His work is positioned during the Informalist movement and experimental art. His early work, between 1959 and 1962, is focused in painting as a method of expression. His solo exhibitions include: (2000) “Fitotron II” Ruth Benzacar and Centro Cultural Recoleta; (1996) Retrospectiva, MNBA; (2000) “Heterotopias” Medio siglo sin lugar: 1918-1968. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain; Venice Biennale, Italy; (1998) “Tierra Incógnita”, Centro Cultural Banco Do Brasil, Río de Janeiro Brazil; “The Garden of Forking Paths, Contemporary Artists from Latin America”, Kunstforeningen, Copenhagen, Denmark; Edsvik konst & Kultur, Stokolm, Sweden y Helsinki City Art Museum, Finland; (1992) “Artistas Latinoamericanos del Siglo XX”, Museum of Modern Art, Seville, Spain, a traveling exhibition: Estación Plaza de Armas, Sevilla; Hotel des Arts (Fondation Nationales des Arts), Paris; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Kunsthalle Cologne, Cologne, Germany and MOMA, The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Saturday 22/5, 5.00 pm. Rodrigo Alonso + Daniel Merle
Rodrigo Alonso has a Bachelor in Art (UBA), specialized in contemporary and new media art. Professor at UNTREF, USAL, IUNA, professor and member of the Consulting Committee of the Masters program and a cultural practices of Art and New Media Practices, MECAD, Barcelona. Invited as guest professor by important American and European universities, conferences and round tables. Co-director for the Taller de Arte Interactivo at Espacio Fundación Telefónica. Recent exhibitions: “Nuestra Hospitalidad”, Espai d’Art Contemporani, “Resplandores. Poéticas analógicas y digitales”, Centro Cultural Recoleta, “Tensiones públicas. Utopías domésticas”, Centro Cultural Marcelo Patiño, “Telefonías”, Fundación Telefónica, “El futuro ya no es lo que era”, Espacio Fundación OSDE. Writer, critic and collaborator in several books, art magazines and exhibtion catalogues. His publications include: Muntadas. Con/Textos, Ansia y Devoción, Jaime Davidovich. Video Works. 1970-2000 y No sabe/No contesta. Prácticas fotográficas contemporáneas desde América Latina.
Daniel Merle has a Fine Arts degree and worked as a graphic reporter for the Reuters agency, La Nacion newspaper and The New York Times. Chief Photography editor for Clarin´s VIVA magazine and cultural suplements, and for La Nación´s newspaper Sunday Magazine. Renowned photojournalist professor for TEA School of Photojournalism. Exhibited his work in Ruth Benzacar Gallery, Buenos Aires; International Colloquium of Photo-Graphic; Centro Cultural Recoleta; Photogallery, Teatro San Martin; Alianza Francesa; and recently at the Centro Cultural Borges.