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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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01.09.2017 Rosario Remix

publications

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

Pombo. Adriana Hidalgo Editora, Buenos Aires, 2006




Fairs

Proyectos LA

16.09.2017 Projectos LA is a cultural platform for modern and contemporary Latin American galleries to exhibit in Los Angeles, EEUU. BARRO presents works by Nicanor Aráoz, Matias Duville, Mondongo and Amalia Ulman. Through October 28th

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Mondongo at MAK LA

10.09.2017 Mondongo is part in the group show How to Read El Pato Pascual: Disney’s Latin America and Latin America’s Disney at MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House, L.A. USA. Mondongo, No soy tan joven como para saberlo todo, 2016. Through Januay 14th 2018.

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Mondongo en L.A. USA

10.09.2017 Mondongo is part in the group show How to Read El Pato Pascual: Disney’s Latin America and Latin America’s Disney at The Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State L.A.USA. Mondongo, El sueño de la razón I, 2008. Through Januay 14th 2018. 

Exhibitions

TRES

09.09.2017 Mondongo. There are three burrows to which the artists invite us to get lost among creepy puppets, dreamlike landscapes, broken dreams, species of cadavre exquis and timeless tunnels.Through October 14th

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BAPHOTO 2017

08.09.2017 La Rural, Buenos Aires, Argentina. In the 13th edition of the Buenos Aires Photography Fair, Nicola Costantino takes part in the Main Section.

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Rosario Remix

01.09.2017 Artists of Grupo Litoral. Proyect by Marcelo Pombo at Museo Castagnino Macro. Rosario. Through November 12th

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Nuevos pensamientos imbéciles / Videos

29.07.2017 Video Series at Forum in Martin Legón's Show Nuevos Pensamientos imbéciles.

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.




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