26.05.09 - PROA Library

Block / Jorge Macchi

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Fundación PROA presents the intervention of the artist Jorge Macchi in the PROA Library, in which he exhibits the drawings of his book Block. 

In Block, Macchi offers a non-chronological panorama of the drawings he made between 1996 and 2008. So much the title of the book as its format seek to highlight the idea that the drawings were done directly on a block of blank pages. The images are shown without any background color and, in general, are placed on the center of the page. 

The book is sponsored by the Embassy of Italy in Argentina, with the support of FUNDACIoN PROA

The Block intervention, by Jorge Macchi, opens the PROA Library’s cultural program, consisting of presenting books through diverse points of view. In the case of the visual arts, many artists produce works in the format of books, also known as artist’s books. “The artist’s books is one more possibility of this creativity developed through the 20th Century, even in secret. In the archives of many artists it is  common to find anywhere between notebooks to books with drawings”, explains Adriana Rosenberg, president of FUNDACIoN PROA

In Macchi’s production, books are a space of recurring experimentation. On occasion of his participation in the Venice Biennale, Macchi abandons the traditional concept of a catalogue and presented an artist’s book. 

“Presenting Block in the PROA Library is a different experience. While the book presents a sequence in the drawings, in the installation this sequence is lost, and it results in something else. Its an explosion”, explains Macchi.

The Block intervention by Jorge Macchi in the PROA Library opens to the public on Saturday, March 14th, 2009, on Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca, Buenos Aires. 

Visiting hours of the PROA Library are Tuesdays through Sundays, from 11 to 19 hs. 


Intervención Block (Block intervention)

Jorge Macchi

Drawings 1996 - 2008

In the PROA Library 



Saturday March 14th, 2009 - 14 hs



Cecilia Rabossi

Irina Kirchuk



Guided Visits






Carolina Gil Posse

Amanda Timerman  






Block Book

Jorge Macchi / Drawings 1996 - 2008


Graphic Design

Mario Gemin



‘El dibujo como muestrario de la mente’

Giorgio Guglielmino


ISBN 978-987-22800-2-4




Embajada de Italia en Argentina

Instituto Italiano de Cultura de 

Buenos Aires





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