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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

Las Fuerzas Productivas
18.04.2015

With Marx as the leitmotiv and by means of proceses such as rewriting and the rescue of objects, Legón articulates an essay on the intellectual and poetical value of the work of the artist.

publications

Maleza

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




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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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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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Students at Barro

11.04.2017 Guided Tour at Nani's Lamarque Show, La Evaporación del Encanto.

Exhibitions

La evaporación del encanto

11.03.2017 La evaporación del encanto de Nani Lamarque. Untill 22.04.17

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Matías Duville in TATE Collection

10.03.2017 Projection, 2012. Charcoal on paper, 1870 x 3510 x 64 mm. Matias Duville is part of the collection of the TATE, London, UK since 2017.

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UNDER DE SI

24.02.2017 Under de Si is an installation, performance and theater project where Luis Garay and Diego Bianchi dismantle the idea of “real” to surrender to impure fiction. Dozens of performers resist, adapt and over-adapt to an unstable system. (24, 25_02, 20:30 hrs).

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Matías Duville / Launch MoMA Book

23.02.2017 Ivory press, Madrid, we will be hosting a panel discussion about artists’ books with the participation of May Castleberry (editor of contemporary editions, MoMA), Elena Ochoa Foster and the artists Maria Laet, Matias Duville, Nicolás Paris and Marc Quinn. Include a presentation of The Valise Project, published by MoMA’s Library Council.

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Argentina PLATAFORMA ARCO

22.02.2017 Diego Bianchi and Marcelo Pombo take part in ARGENTINA PLATAFORMA ARCO, Curated by Inés Katzenstein. (P7, G12).

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Matías Duville / Arco Parallel Program

21.02.2017 ARCO Madrid 2017 Parallel Program. En el ejercicio de las cosas. La bella sintaxis. Artists: Eduardo Costa, Matías Duville, Alberto Goldenstein, Nicolás Gullotta, Daniel Joglar, Laura Mema, Agencia de Viajes (Schanton – Ros). Curators: Sonia Becce and Mariano Mayer. Centro Cultural Conde Duque.

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Alejandra Seeber at Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

21.02.2017 Ultramar: Fontana, Kuitca, Seeber, Tessi, on display in two galleries of the permanent collection six paintings by 20th- and 21st- century Argentinean artists – Lucio Fontana, Guillermo Kuitca, Alejandra Seeber and Juan Tessi – which establish a dialogue with the most modern works in the Thyssen-Bornemisza collection.




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