Since 2006, Guillermo Faivovich (b. 1977, Buenos Aires) and Nicolás Goldberg (b. 1978, Paris) have been engaged in an intensive and wide-ranging research project—A Guide to Campo del Cielo—that forms the basis of their practice. Campo del Cielo is located in northern Argentina and was the site of a meteor shower an estimated 4,000 years ago. Faivovich & Goldberg combine the roles of scientist, historian, anthropologist, and even beaurocrat, to realize projects that offer new ways of seeing and experiencing the terrestrial results of a long ago cosmic event, as well as thinking about its historical and cultural significance. Over more than a decade, the duo have produced a diverse body of work, laboriously mining the particularities of a singular event, Faivovich & Goldberg illuminate broadly resonant themes—the dynamics between an object and its documentation, the inherent complexities of institutional histories, and the complicated personal, cultural, and national relationships that develop with artifacts.
Selected projects include In search of Mesón de Fierro (Naturhistorisches Museum, Vienna, 2018), Decomiso (ASU Art Museum, Arizona, 2018), Un meteorito para la Sociedad Científica del año 2105 (U-Turn, ArteBA, Buenos Aires, 2018), numero (11 Gwangju Biennal, Korea, 2016), The San Juan Mass of Campo del Cielo en la Colección Guerrico (Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, 2014), the weight of uncertainty (documenta 13, Kassel, 2012), Los hoyos del Campo del Cielo y el meteorito (Fondazione Merz, Turin, 2011), Meteorit „El Taco” (Portikus, Frankfurt, 2010). They have also developed presentations for Universidad Di Tella, Buenos Aires (2018), Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna (2017), Museo Malba, Buenos Aires (2017), Dia Art Foundation, New York (2013), and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge (2011).
30.03.2019 [...] "Finding its way between agitating self-consciousness and sleepwalking automatism, Marcelo Pombo reads History and his story over and over again in an exhibition that unfolds as strangely as dreams: a series of successive stations holding particularly vivid, mystifying instants of contemplation, visionary images. The iconographies he has been treasuring throughout his extensive journey return once again but disruptively". Federico Baeza for Templos de barrio by Marcelo Pombo.
20.03.2019 Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Nicanor Aráoz presents a Solo Show in the Residents section. Director: Madinat Jumeirah, Al Sufouh. Booth G7
14.03.2019 Mesón de Fierro. Words by Ambassador of Argentina Rafael Mariano Grossi, by Director of the Office for Outer Space Affairs Simonetta Di Pippo, by Director of the Museum of Natural History of Vienna Christian Köberl. Curator Daniela Zyman. Sede Naciones Unidas Viena.
05.03.2019 New York, USA. Gabrile Chaile and Matías Duville participate in this Edition. Pier 94, Booth P26.
27.02.2019 Madrid, Spain. Mónica Girón (BUE), Alejandra Seeber (NY), Amalia Ulman (LA), Agustina Woodgate (MIA) participate in this edition. Booth 7 B01.
04.02.2019 Art Dubai will feature the second edition of Residents, dedicated to solo presentations from invited galleries whose artists will take part in a 4-8 week residency in the UAE. Curators: Fernanda Brenner & Munira Al Sayegh.
04.01.2019 Nicola Costantino presents Real Absoluto an exhibition that includes 3 site-specific installations: Abisal + Pardes + El verdadero jardín nunca es verde. In Mar del Plata until March 15.
21.11.2018 The artist duo presents In serch of Mesón de Fierro at the Natural History Museum Vienna, Austria. Finissage and book presentation: March 11.
25.10.2018 For the work of art to be a transforming agent, the ability of analysis and interpretation has to exist. In this exhibition, Mónica Giron formalizes the different methodologies she applies to refine perception and acquire knowledge both in her life and in her work production as well as in her practice in the artist formation area.
24.10.2018 Introduction to Feng Shui and the concept of Reflex Zones, from the practice of Contemporary Art.