Marcelo Pombo

Marcelo Pombo (Buenos Aires, 1959) is a reference figure in the 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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Marcelo Pombo, obras recientes en barro

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).


01.09.2017 Rosario Remix


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

Pombo. Adriana Hidalgo Editora, Buenos Aires, 2006


The Armory Show 2018

08.03.2018 New York, USA. For the first time, BARRO is present at The Armory Show. In this edition, Nicanor Aráoz and Amalia Ulman participate with installation, video, drawings, sculpture, and objects. Pier 92, Booth F9.


Metamorphoses – Let Everything Happen to You

06.03.2018 Curated by Chus Martínez for Castello di Rivoli, Torino, Italy, the exhibition Metamorphoses – Let Everything Happen to You explores the concept of transformation and flourishing through the works of emerging international artists. It includes works of Nicanor Aráoz among other artists. Until June 26th, 2018


ARCO 2018

21.02.2018 Madrid, Spain. Matias Duville and Joaquín Boz (photo) participate in this edition. Booth 7 C02. Until February 25th 2018


Exhibition at Palais de Tokyo

16.02.2018 Paris, France. Nicola Costantino, Martín Legón (photo), Amalia Ulman and Agustina Woodgate participate in the show Video Sur. Le Tarmac, Palais de Tokyio. (Ph: Agustina Woodgate, Cracked, 2015. Video 9:38') Until march 14th 2018


Nicanor Aráoz. Antología Genética

14.02.2018 Book Launch: NICANOR ARÁOZ. ANTOLOGÍA GENÉTICA at La Internacional Argentina bookstoreAntología genética is published by Mansalva Ediciones and Torcuato Di Tella University, based on a curatorial project by Lucrecia Palacios, Alejo Ponce de León and Inés Katzenstein.


Mondongo. What are we going to say after HELLO?

10.02.2018 Mondongo is back in Los Angeles this winter with a performance/installation at Automata in Chinatown, followed by an exhibition of a new series of plasticine works opening at Track16. On January 22, Mondongo will present an artist talk at CalArts, as a presentation of the CalArts Center for New Performance.


Nicola Costantino at Stanford University

07.02.2018 Nicola Costantino is part on the grup show The Matter of Photography in the Americas at Cantor Arts Center, Stanford, California Until April 30th 2018


Amalia Ulman at La Casa Encendida

02.02.2018 La Casa Encendida presents the exhibition Thumbs That Type and Swipe: The DIS Edutainment Network, a guide for this brave new world that helps us understand how to be and how to view our own bodies and societies in the techno-capitalist context. Madrid, Spain. Until May 13th 2018


Alejandra Seeber at München

26.01.2018 München, Germany. Viewing the Other. Exhibition at Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung Foundation.  Presents contemporary glass sculpture by Alejandra Seeber with Tony Cragg, Mona Hatoum, Ki-Ra Kim, Raimund Kummer,Kiki Smith, Pae White. Through June 29th 2018


"Miedo" Albert Pla + Mondongo

25.01.2018 Musical Multimedia Show of Albert Pla whit Art Direction of Mondongo and Directed by Pepe Miravete. Teatro Regio, Buenos Aires. Until march 14th 2018

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