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.
14.12.2017 Martín Legón / Quatrienal Shanzhai. Group Show. Museo Genaro Pérez Av. General Paz 33, Ciudad de Córdoba, Córdoba, Argentina. Dec14—Feb18.2018
01.12.2017 Video TRES / Artists: Mondongo y Bizzio / Cameras: Pepe and Sebi Puenzo, Misael Bustos / Music: Ismael Pinkler / Guest Musician: Gabriel Chowjnik / Performer: Carolina Stegmayer / Video Montage: Misael Bustos / Film Direction: Lucía Puenzo
27.11.2017 Live show of the Centolla Society as part of Matías Duville's exhibition Romance atómico.
05.11.2017 Romance atómico MATIAS DUVILLE / Guest Curator:ANISSA TOUATI / Sound Design: CENTOLLA SOCIETY. Through December 16th
04.11.2017 La Boca, Buenos Aires. Martín Legón participates in the Special Vdeo Program curated by the artist Alen Segal. Distrito de las artes, Arenas Studios.
04.11.2017 La Boca, Buenos Aires. Martín Legón and Joaquín Boz (photo) participate in this second edition. Arenas Studios.
02.11.2017 Curated by Florencia Malbrán, "La Forma de La Boca" presents works by Irina Kirchuk, Tomás Maglione, Gian Paolo Minelli, Alejandra Seeber, Pablo Siquier and Anna Kazumi Stahl, created especially for this occasion. Through December 30th
14.10.2017 Mondongo. TRES. Performance, Túnel, 2017
16.09.2017 Projectos LA is a cultural platform for modern and contemporary Latin American galleries to exhibit in Los Angeles, EEUU. BARRO presents works by Nicanor Aráoz, Matias Duville, Mondongo and Amalia Ulman.
10.09.2017 Mondongo is part in the group show How to Read El Pato Pascual: Disney’s Latin America and Latin America’s Disney at MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House, L.A. USA. Mondongo, No soy tan joven como para saberlo todo, 2016. Through Januay 14th 2018.