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Charly Nijensohn


Charly Nijensohn (Buenos Aires, 1966) is one of the core artists of contemporary Argentine video art. His work can be divided into photographs and video installations that show sequences in which man is exposed to the forces of nature: they are images that contrast the resistance of the human body with the sublime nature of the landscape. Just as a 19th-century explorer, for his filming Nijensohn seeks out inhospitable yet imposing territories, such as Greenland, the Puna, the Salar de Uyuni, the Amazon or the Patagonian ice fields. In these unspoilt natural sites man is a lonely, fragile silhouette withstanding the natural life cycle: a presence in transit and adrift. Nijensohn’s all-enveloping videoinstallations transport that experience to the spectator.

His most recent projects include the exhibitions Estado de emergencia (Espacio Fundación Telefónica de Buenos Aires, 2014) and El naufragio de los hombres (LiMAC, Lima 2013). His works have been exhibited at, for instance, the 50th Venice Biennale (2003), Kröller-Müller Museum (2011), Museum Morsbroich (2011), Whitechapel Gallery, London (2010), Akademie der Künste - Berlin (2010) Singapore Biennale (2008).  He lives and works in Berlin.

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publications

Estado de emergencia. Fundación Telefónica, Buenos Aires, 2014




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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