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Matias Duville


Matías Duville (Buenos Aires, 1974) works with objects, videos and installations, although his production has mainly grown out of drawing. His works evoke scenes of desolation with rarified, timeless atmospheres like those that precede a natural disaster: hurricanes, tsunamis or situations of abandonment in the forest that act as a dreamlike vision of a wandering explorer, like a mental landscape. As a reference figure in local drawing, his work is characterised by experimentation with supports and materials. With his expressive strokes and procedures which reveal a certain brutality, he modifies the surface by leaving traces in the representation, marks which blend the nature of matter with the landscape. The tension between opposites, mutation and time are some of the subjects that feature in his most recent works. 

His recent projects include Arena Parking (Centro Cultural Recoleta, 2015), Mutações (MAM, Rio de Janeiro, 2015), Discard Georgaphy (Ecole de Beaux Arts, Chapelle des Petits-Augustins, Paris, 2013), Safari (Malba, 2013) and Alaska, (Drawing Center, New York, 2013).

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exhibitions

Precipitar una especie
18.11.2014

In the quest to set in space and volume subjects dealt with in his work, the artist explores the tension in matter by means of a forceful large-scale installation, drawings and videos.

publications

Hogar. Matías Duville. KBB, Buenos Aires, 2015

Mutações, Matías Duville. MAM, Rio de Janeiro 2015

Fortune Bookie #3 Matias Duville + Eduardo Navarro. Editions du Livre, France 2011

Esto fue otro lugar. Matías Duville. KBB, Buenos Aires, 2011

Alaska, Matías Duville. The Drawing Center, New York, 2006

Matías Duville, Obras 2000 – 2007. Buenos Aires, 2007




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.

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.

Fairs

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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Alejandra Seeber at PROA

18.05.2017 "Yves y yo" by Alejandra Seeber at Espacio Contemporáneo. Yves Klein Retrospectiva at Fundación Proa. Through July 31th

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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

Actions

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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