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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

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 SEEBER / AMALIA ULMAN / AGUSTINA WOODGATE. CURATOR: SONIA BECCE. Until October 6th

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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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Aráoz at Castagnino+macro

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.

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Costantino at Castagnino+macro

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

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Legón at Castagnino+macro

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

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Boz at Castagnino+macro

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




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