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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

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

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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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