Geometría al límite
December 14, 2013 – March 14, 2014
Buenos Aires, Argentina
MACBA aims to generate new approaches to current geometric abstraction with works from its permanent collection. The exhibition invites us to observe and reflect on the production of twenty-five artists who have developed their lines of researches with intensity from the 90s to present day in Argentina.
In this exhibition some of the artists use industrial materials to investigate on their technical possibilities. They use leds, car paint, adhesive scotch tapes, magnets and tarpaulin as a medium, coexisting with works made with traditional techniques such as oil painting, acrylic and silkscreen, revisited from a contemporary perspective.
On the other hand, some artists reflect on architecture and urban life, and link the experience of “inhabiting” a city with the abstract language through large format works. In the works we find explicit references to speed, spatial representational systems and the experience of living in the cities.
Many of these artists are turning to technology as subject and also as a tool in their production, both present in the process and final result of their artworks. They are torn between the digital and the analog world, reflecting the importance of information in contemporary society.
Some of these artists investigate on the pure form of art, revealing the properties of color. Among these, we find the kinetic qualities, tonal contrasts, the intensity of pigments and vibration, and even their emotional and psychological connotations.
Geometría al límite shows clearly the multiple visual and conceptual possibilities offered by this language. Far from exhausted, continues to renew itself unlimitedly under the direct imprint of each artist in dialogue with the present.
Alejandra Barreda, Carla Bertone, Cecilia Biagini, Gabriela Böer, Fabián Burgos, Juan José Cambre, Natalia Cacchiarelli, Valeria Calvo, Beto de Volder, Verónica Di Toro, Lucio Dorr, Mariano Ferrante, Jimena Fuertes, Silvia Gurfein, Graciela Hasper, Guillermo Kuitca, Julia Masvernat, Karina Peisajovich, Inés Raiteri, Roberto Scafidi, Pablo Siquier, Andrés Sobrino, Leila Tchopp, Mariano Vilela and Carola Zech.