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).
16.03.2020 After careful consideration and taking into account the recommendations of authorities and health specialists in relation to COVID-19, Barro will open only by appointment. We will inform about the opening of “Eyeballing. Golf a go go” by Alejandra Seeber and “Requiem” by Rubén Baldemar. Follow us in our social media accounts for more information about news and activities.
21.02.2020 Escenarios Dinámicos. Exhibition that brings together the works selected and awarded in the Visual Arts Contest 2019 of theFondo Nacional de las Artes. At Casa Nacional del Bicentenario, Buenos Aires.
03.02.2020 As geological and political territories erode, Earth becomes a more volatile entity. Facing Earth by Agustina Woodgate at George Mason University, Washington DC, USA.
01.02.2020 The proposal of the Faivovich & Goldberg duo turns the room into a pavilion for the exhibition of the meteorite, one of pieces of the Museum Collection. Museo Historico Provincial de Rosario Dr. Julio Marc.
15.12.2019 Miami Beach, USA. The gallery includes works by Matías Duville, Gabriel Chaile and Amalia Ulman. The Nova sector features strong juxtapositions and pieces fresh from the artist's studio.
03.12.2019 The Source by Agustina Woodgate in Disruptions at Collins Park, Miami. Curated by Diana Wechsler & Florencia Battitii for Art Basel Cities: Buenos Aires.
02.12.2019 Renacimiento, 2019 in The Last Supper, Faena Festival Miami. Curated by Zoe Lukov. Ph: Geraldine (oven), 2019. Iron structure, fire clay bricks, adobe and topsoil, 320 x 200 x 120 cm.
08.11.2019 Exhibition: Bardo — 5 años. Group Show. Artists: Nicanor Aráoz, Diego Bianchi, Joaquín Boz, Gabriel Chaile, Nicola Costantino, Matías Duville, Faivovich & Goldberg, Mónica Giron, Nani Lamarque, Martín Legón, Mondongo, Marcelo Pombo, Miguel Angel Ríos, Alejandra Seeber, Amalia Ulman, Agustina Woodgate.
24.09.2019 Acople. Curated by Jimena Ferreiro. This show proposes to dramatize some ideas-strength that organize the local art narrative through a matching system, as random as inscribed in the personal canon of the artists involved.
20.09.2019 At London Open House 2019, London UK @openhouselondon. Curators: Melina Berkenwald & Alessio Antoniolli @gasworkslondon