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"Scenes of the 80s". New publication at Proa's Library

Scenes of the 80s. The early years presents a major set of unpublished photographs that reflect the dialogue among artistic productions in alternative circuits in Argentina, from the end of the military dictatorship (1976-1983) until the beginning of the civil government.

As a result of an extensive research, the publication reviews a time characterized by the occupation of public space, the creative boom and the use of the body as a vehicle for political and artistic expression.

Through painting, photography, theater, photojournalism, music and the media, the catalog goes over the expectations of those years, and reproduces works and a register of actions and events. Scenes of the 80s includes texts by Roberto Amigo, Ana María Battistozzi and Lucas Fragasso, providing three different perspectives on a complex and heterogeneous artistic map.

According to Ana María Battistozzi, "The first years were a time of an emerging enthusiasm which aimed to coming out of enclosure, even with a deep awareness of the tragedy and the years under terror."

In words of Lucas Fragasso, "For those young artists working during the transitional years (...) there was something missing that their reality could not provide."

Roberto Amigo, in dialogue with Silvio Zuccheri's images, reflects on a vital chapter of our history.

The pictures reproduced in this book were shown at Proa in the exhibition Scenes of the 80s. The early years (2003-2004), curated by Ana María Battistozzi. The texts of this catalogue reflect part of the major research carried on for the exhibition.

Escenas de los 80s. Los primeros años
ISBN 978-987-21336-8-9
156 pages / full color reproductions 
Texts by Lucas Fragasso / Ana María Battistozzi / Roberto Amigo
$ 150 .-

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