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.
13.06.2019 Basel, Switzerland. Aguas Calientes by Gabriel Chaile. Statements presents exciting new solo projects by emerging artists, who are eligible to receive the prestigious Baloise Art Prize.
01.06.2019 Artist: Lido Iacopetti Editor: Martín Legón. Curators: Ángeles Azcua y Jimena Ferreiro. co-produced with Aldo de Sousa Gallery.
29.05.2019 Nicanor Aráoz in Una historia de la imaginación en la Argentina at the Museum of Modern Art in Buenos Aires. Curator: Javier Villa. Until 27.10
29.05.2019 Gabriel Chaile proposes a “Genealogy of the Shape” as a collective poem that is constantly under construction. An ensemble of sculptures is organized in the exhibiting space as a large organism that breathes through arteries of steel and copper.
28.05.2019 Amalia Ulman’s “Privilege” at 2019 Digital Art Curatorial Exhibition Program - Immortal on screen. Collective show at National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts. Curator: TSENG Yu-Chuan.
15.05.2019 Agustina Woodgate, with the work “National Times”, selected by the Whitney Biennial being the first Argentinian woman artist to participate in one of the most import Art Biennials. Until Sep 22th
11.05.2019 Poetry, Songs and Performance at Marcelo Pombo's Show
11.04.2019 Buenos Aires, Argentina. The gallery includes works by Aráoz, Duville, Chaile, Goldberg & Faivovich, Legón, Mondongo, Seeber and Woodgate in the main section of the fair.
30.03.2019 [...] "Finding its way between agitating self-consciousness and sleepwalking automatism, Marcelo Pombo reads History and his story over and over again in an exhibition that unfolds as strangely as dreams: a series of successive stations holding particularly vivid, mystifying instants of contemplation, visionary images. The iconographies he has been treasuring throughout his extensive journey return once again but disruptively". Federico Baeza for Templos de barrio by Marcelo Pombo.
20.03.2019 Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Nicanor Aráoz presents a Solo Show in the Residents section. Director: Madinat Jumeirah, Al Sufouh. Booth G7