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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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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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11.05.2018 Pombo at Castagnino+macro

publications

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

Pombo. Adriana Hidalgo Editora, Buenos Aires, 2006




Exhibitions

Zonas Reflejas

24.10.2018 For the work of art to be a transforming agent, the ability of analysis and interpretation has to exist. In this exhibition, Mónica Giron formalizes the different methodologies she applies to refine perception and acquire knowledge both in her life and in her work production as well as in her practice in the artist formation area. Until December 15th

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Faivovich & Goldberg at Arizona

20.10.2018 Decomiso is an installation-based exhibition by the Argentinian contemporary artist duo Guillermo Faivovich & Nicolas Goldberg.

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Amalia Ulman at Croatia

12.09.2018 PRIVILEGE is present at ORGAN VIDA. International Photograpy Festival. Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia.

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Mirá el reloj, se derritió. Cuando las obras preguntan qué hora es

25.08.2018 ARTISTS: Mónica Giron / Nicolás Gullotta / Irene Kopelman / Alfredo Londaibere / Marcelo Pombo / Alejandra Sebeer / Amalia Ulman / Agustina Woodgate. CURATOR: Sonia Becce

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Matías Duville / Residency

01.08.2018 The international program of artist residencies of Inclusartiz Institute aims to invite artists, writers, intellectuals and/or trustees international, to spend a season in Rio de Janeiro doing research and making new work.

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Chaile at MARCO

14.07.2018 Gabriel Chaile, 70 veces 7, 2018. Instalation Site Specific. Irons and bricks, 300 x 330 x 300 cm. Colección Fundación Tres Pinos. MARCO–Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de La Boca

Exhibitions

Los días

12.06.2018 [...] There is a phenomenon that science still has not been able to explain called crown shyness. Certain species of trees’ branches grow close but never graze each other. As if they could communicate, each tree establishes the margins of its own space, its own territory. Verónica Flom for Los días.

Fairs

ArteBA 2018

25.05.2018 Buenos Aires, Argentina. The gallery includes works by Nicanor Aráoz, Joaquín Boz, Nicola Costantino, Matías Duville, Mondongo, Alejandra Seeber, Amalia Ulman and Agustina Woodgate in the main section of the fair. And is involved with CABINET by Marcelo Pombo.

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Matías Duville in MOLAA Collection

24.05.2018 Red Sunset, 2018. Sanguine on paper, 100 x 70 cm. Matias Duville is part of the collection of the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Long Beach, USA.

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Martín Legón at BAR project

13.05.2018 As a closing exhibition of his BAR project residency. The seduction of the innocents displays a new essay of Martin Legón. This work, mix between anthropology, poetry, and sociology of the media, breaks down the paradoxical place occupied by the artistic object today.




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