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Martín Legón


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.
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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.

publications

Maleza, Martín Legón. Selecciones Ivan Rosado, Rosario, 2016

Apuntes a la Colección Globus. Big Sur Books, Buenos Aires, 2016

Principios para un manifiesto especular. Museo Castagnino+Macro, Rosario, 2013

El test del hombre bajo la lluvia. Ediciones Arta, Buenos Aires, 2012




Exhibitions

Los días

12.05.2018 NEXT OPENING  >>>> JOAQUÍN BOZ > MAY 12th >>>>> 17 PM

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Pardés by Nicola Costantino

04.05.2018 Pardés is the site-specific installation of Nicola Costantino, created especially for the Sala Laberinto. It means "orchard" in Hebrew and refers also to the idea of Eden, that place that is reached to delight with all the fruits offered. Usina del arte, Buenos Aires.

Fairs

SP Arte 2018

11.04.2018 São Paulo, Brazil. Matías Duville participates in the Solo Setor, dedicated to projects of a single artist and curated by Luiza Teixeira de Freitas.

Exhibitions

Placenta escarlata

28.03.2018 [...] The construction of Gothic environments can be envisioned as an obsessive insistence that has gradually perfected Nicanor Aráoz’s art. That energy is a form of imagination that operates by exacerbating the tensions that organize the real: its expressive language is the symptomatic torment produced by the historical and hysterical antagonisms between good and evil, the healthy and the sick, the sanctioned and the perverse, crime and law, the repressive control of forms and the monstrous abundance of the deformed.

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Amalia Ulman at China

22.03.2018 ‘Privilege’ Amalia Ulman’s first solo show in KWM Art Center, The aim of the exhibition is to introduce Ulman’s practice to a new audience exposing the contradictory roles of contemporary professional and private life as they play out amongst a monopoly of contemporary stereotypes.

Fairs

The Armory Show 2018

08.03.2018 New York, USA. For the first time, BARRO is present at The Armory Show. In this edition, Nicanor Aráoz and Amalia Ulman participate with installation, video, drawings, sculpture, and objects. Pier 92, Booth F9.

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Metamorphoses – Let Everything Happen to You

06.03.2018 Curated by Chus Martínez for Castello di Rivoli, Torino, Italy, the exhibition Metamorphoses – Let Everything Happen to You explores the concept of transformation and flourishing through the works of emerging international artists. It includes works of Nicanor Aráoz among other artists. Until June 26th, 2018

Fairs

ARCO 2018

21.02.2018 Madrid, Spain. Matias Duville and Joaquín Boz (photo) participate in this edition. Booth 7 C02.

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Exhibition at Palais de Tokyo

16.02.2018 Paris, France. Nicola Costantino, Martín Legón (photo), Amalia Ulman and Agustina Woodgate participate in the show Video Sur. Le Tarmac, Palais de Tokyio. (Ph: Agustina Woodgate, Cracked, 2015. Video 9:38') 

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Nicanor Aráoz. Antología Genética

14.02.2018 Book Launch: NICANOR ARÁOZ. ANTOLOGÍA GENÉTICA at La Internacional Argentina bookstoreAntología genética is published by Mansalva Ediciones and Torcuato Di Tella University, based on a curatorial project by Lucrecia Palacios, Alejo Ponce de León and Inés Katzenstein.




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