Martín Legón (Buenos Aires, 1978) freely varies the support he uses, resorting to installations, drawings, paintings and procedures such as the rescue of photographic collections. His production reveals his interest in poetically linking texts and quotes from sociology, literature and art history. Just as with the juxtaposition of a montage of cinematographic attractions, the references he chooses display chains of critical and conceptual statements. In recent years, Legón has revisited topics such as the structures of work, the production of images and the place of the artist in modern-day society. With nods to the failed modernist utopias, his works may hover between romantic-idealistic atmospheres and a certain spirit of contemporary decadentism.
His individual exhibitions in recent years include Principios para un Manifiesto Especular (Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Rosario, 2013) and the presentation of Experimentación y reevaluación de las estrategias en torno al Test del Hombre bajo la lluvia, together with Fragmentos de la serie sin título at the 30th Sao Paulo Biennial, 2012.
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.
25.08.2018 ARTISTS: MÓNICA GIRON / NICOLÁS GULLOTTA / IRENE KOPELMAN / ALFREDO LONDAIBERE / MARCELO POMBO / ALEJANDRA SEEBER / AMALIA ULMAN / AGUSTINA WOODGATE. CURATOR: SONIA BECCE. Until October 6th
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
11.05.2018 Nicanor Araoz. Sin título, 2008. Wood, wooden shelves, wall paper, jar and chocolate Nesquik, decorated plate and light socket. 200 x 140 x 21 cm. Colection Museo Castagnino+macro, Rosario.
11.05.2018 Nicola Costantino. Animal Motion Planet, máquina para caballo nonato, 2003. Drawing, chrome iron and motor. 170 x 60 x 105 cm (machine) / 55,8 x 80 cm (Drawing). Collection Museo Castagnino+macro, Rosario
11.05.2018 Martín Legón. Reinserciones en los sistemas de consumo (Las razones por las que escribimos son más importantes que lo escrito en sí) De la serie El triunfo de la muerte, 2012. Original photograph by Marcos López (Asado en Mendiolaza, 2001), copy destroyed by the artist to prevent its commercialization. 266 x 98,5 x 7 cm. Collection Museo Castagnino+macro, Rosario
11.05.2018 Joaquín Boz. Sin título, 2012. Oil, turpentine and linseed oil on paper. 200 x 400 cm- 8 paper panels. Collection Museo Castagnino+macro, Rosario