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Marcelo Pombo


Marcelo Pombo (Buenos Aires, 1959) is a reference figure in the radical art that emerged in the 1990s at the “Centro Cultural Rojas.” The appearance of an aesthetic removed from hard  conceptualism stimulated theoretical debate on categories like kitsch, light, banal, pink and gay. Pombo used pop icons such as juice cartons and other ready-madeitems of everyday consumption. He carried out interventions on them both psychodelically and ornamentally with drops of enamel, bows and accessories imitating jewellery. He thus ironically highlighted the relationship between art and handicrafts, and vulgarity-luxury, questioning the legitimisation implied by value in art. In his paintings space is represented as a scenography of superimposed planes, a modality that links him to the iconographic tradition of Argentine landscapes.
His most recent exhibitions include Marcelo Pombo, un artista del pueblo (Colección de Arte Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat, 2015),  Los  duendes  del  campo  decoraron  el  patrimonio  durante  la  noche (Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de la Universidad Nacional del Litoral, 2013), Mi primera exposición en Galería Witcomb, (Castagnino-Roldán, 2012).

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exhibitions

Marcelo Pombo, obras recientes en barro
04.07.2015

Marcelo Pombo presents a series of showcases and two pieces of sackcloth, which he uses to associate concrete art, informalism, craftsmanship and terrestrial aspects (represented by mud).

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22.02.2017 Argentina PLATAFORMA ARCO

publications

Marcelo Pombo, un artista del pueblo. Fundación Fortabat, Buenos Aires, 2015

Pombo. Adriana Hidalgo Editora, Buenos Aires, 2006




Exhibitions

Intolerance. Amalia Ulman

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. Through 01.07.17

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.

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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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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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