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Nicanor Aráoz


Nicanor Aráoz (Buenos Aires, 1981) produces objects, installations and sculptures using as his references the comic, imagery from Internet and romantic mythologies taken from gothic art. In his works, procedures involving the surrealistic object, such as the montage of dissimilar elements and the dreamlike, take on frantic forms similar to nightmares in which the drives of pleasure and pain appear to merge. Aráoz uses materials as if they were atoning for sadistic sensations and takes them to the utmost limits of expressivity and torsion. In narrative scenes he mixes plaster monsters, amorphous masses of resin, trainers, neon lights and biscuits with embalmed cats, mice and birds, thus shaping a world of emotional psychedelics with visual references to the domestic environment of a child and an adolescent.

His latest works include IMNXTC (Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, 2013) and Librada (Galería Alberto Sendrós, 2013).

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exhibitions

Glótica
15.09.2015

Like the stage designer of a drag terror genre with neon lights and house music, parties for Nicanor Aráoz are a ritual of liberation that are on the verge of descending into the horror of a bad LSD trip.

publications

Glótica, Nicanor Aráoz. Barro Ediciones, Buenos Aires, 2015




Exhibitions

Intolerance

26.04.2017 Upcoming exhibition by Amalia Ulman . Opening 20.05.2017

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Diego Bianchi at Museo de Arte Moderno

22.04.2017 In "El presente está encantador" (The enchanting now), Bianchi draws energy from that collection to transform it into a great work of his own that also includes pieces by Alberto Heredia, Enio Iommi, Aldo Paparella, Ruben Santantonín, Emilio Renart, to name a few.Through August 6

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Pop Up New York

21.04.2017 Pop Up is the first event organized by Barro in New York and that will feature painting, sculpture, actions, live music, and texts.

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Matías Duville / The Valise MoMA

19.04.2017 Published by the Library Council of The Museum of Modern Art, The Valise, is a collective artists’ project, unites seven South American artists—Johanna Calle, Mateo López and Nicolás Paris, Maria Laet, Rosângela Rennó, Matías Duville, and Christian Vinck Henriquez—with the Argentine writer César Aira. Through June 4

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Students at Barro

11.04.2017 Guided Tour at Nani's Lamarque Show, La Evaporación del Encanto.

Exhibitions

La evaporación del encanto

11.03.2017 La evaporación del encanto by Nani Lamarque. Untill 22.04.17

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Matías Duville in TATE Collection

10.03.2017 Projection, 2012. Charcoal on paper, 1870 x 3510 x 64 mm. Matias Duville is part of the collection of the TATE, London, UK since 2017.

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UNDER DE SI

24.02.2017 Under de Si is an installation, performance and theater project where Luis Garay and Diego Bianchi dismantle the idea of “real” to surrender to impure fiction. Dozens of performers resist, adapt and over-adapt to an unstable system. (24, 25_02, 20:30 hrs).

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Matías Duville / Launch MoMA Book

23.02.2017 Ivory press, Madrid, we will be hosting a panel discussion about artists’ books with the participation of May Castleberry (editor of contemporary editions, MoMA), Elena Ochoa Foster and the artists Maria Laet, Matias Duville, Nicolás Paris and Marc Quinn. Include a presentation of The Valise Project, published by MoMA’s Library Council.

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Argentina PLATAFORMA ARCO

22.02.2017 Diego Bianchi and Marcelo Pombo take part in ARGENTINA PLATAFORMA ARCO, Curated by Inés Katzenstein. (P7, G12).




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