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Nicola Costantino


Nicola Costantino (Rosario, 1964). In twenty years of production her work has evolved from sculpture, clothing, mechanical objects and installations to photography and videoinstallation. The body is the constant focus of her field of investigation, and the artist refers to the violent treatment it receives at the hands of consumption and fashion. Over the last decade, Costantino includes herself autoreferentially in her photographic and video art production. She portrays scenes of art history and paradigmatic female characters, constructing the subject of the image on the basis of performance and acting in careful scenographies. The manufacture of her objects and the images capture an acute sense of beauty, provoking at the same time a certain atmosphere of discomfort that is hard to resolve.

Some of her most recent projects include Rapsodia Inconclusa (Colección de Arte Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat, 2015), Eva–Argentina. Una metáfora Contemporánea (55th Venice Biennale, 2013), Alteridad (Centro Cultural Santa Cruz, Rio Gallegos; Museo Provincial Rosa Galisteo, Santa Fe; Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes Dr. Pedro E. Martínez, Paraná; ECU, Rosario; Nave Cultural, Mendoza; Centro Cultural J.A. Conte Grand, San Juan, 2012-13) and Exposición Monográfica (Daros Latinoamérica, 2011).

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exhibitions

El verdadero jardín nunca es verde
06.12.2016

"... The Fountain of Life must have presented itself to Hieronymus Bosch as a vision. It is so complicated a structure and also so monstrous -at a time animal and vegetal. And I wanted to rebuild it verily, but bearing the signs of the time elapsed and encircled by a strange landscape. As if the garden had died and in its place a sort of desert had appeared..." Nicola Costantino.

publications

Nicola Costantino. Hatje Cantz, Germany 2013




Exhibitions

Nuevos pensamientos imbéciles

22.07.2017 The body without organs (BwO) is something that can be constructed, fabricated according to an excercise of experimentation that consists in taking our body and opening it to a countless number of potential connections. It is possible to approach Martín Legón’s “Nuevos pensamientos imbéciles” with this deleuzian notion in mind. Because what is exhibited in Barro is the skeleton of a body (of art) without organs. An unique body, dismembered, presented in rigid strucutres and shapeless forms as if it were an art fair.

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Mondongo at LACMA

05.07.2017 HOME — So Different, So Appealing at LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART features U.S. Latino and Latin American artists who have used the deceptively simple idea of "home". Through October 15th. Mondongo, Políptico de Buenos Aires, 2014–2016 ( 431 x 341 x 10 cms)

Exhibitions

Intolerance

25.05.2017 Like in most of her artworks, there's a narrative element in Amalia Ulman's latest installation. Here, the spectator -or user- becomes part of the piece by wandering through the dream-like environments that are the rooms which compose the labyrinthine structure of Intolerance.

Fairs

FACA 2017

24.05.2017 Buenos Aires, Argentina. Hipódromo de Palermo. In the first edition of the fair, Nani Lamarque takes part in the Solo Projects section.

Fairs

arteBA 2017

23.05.2017 Buenos Aires, Argentina. The gallery includes works by Nicanor Aráoz, Diego Bianchi, Joaquín Boz, Matías Duville, Mondongo and Agustina Woodgate in the main section of the fair. And is involved with special projects, CABINET by Mónica Girón and DIXIT SPACE whit Mónica Girón, Alejandra Seeber.

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Amalia Ulman at Bienal de Performance

21.05.2017 AGENDA is Amalia Ulman’s latest performative conference. It is comprised of a PowerPoint presentation, and a live performance with sound effects. It exposes the final narrative of the online performance Privilege.

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Alejandra Seeber at PROA

18.05.2017 "Yves y yo" by Alejandra Seeber at Espacio Contemporáneo. Yves Klein Retrospectiva at Fundación Proa. Through July 31th

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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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