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Glótica


15.09.2015 Glothic is a graft, a word that is somewhat like the guttural sound of a cry of pleasure stifled by a spurt of blood: a limbo in which the boundary between pain and pleasure is blurred, social taboos fall and a Freudian slip puts victims and victimisers on the same plane.  With images of scenes of sadomasochism, to the southern Gothic novel of the 19th century and to the psychedelia of LSD, Nicanor Aráoz is the stage designer for a new genre of terror, transforming the large Barro building into a raucous party that threatens to descend into the horror of a bad LSD trip.  Among the neons and fluorescent colours of drag aesthetics and house music, Aráoz creates scenes with zombie-like sculptures and gory tortures, in which black humour would seem to be the only possible form of atonement. The exhibition explores the idea of the ritual of liberation as a promise of transcendence that conceals on the other side the imminent possibility of slipping into a nightmare. 


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Glótica

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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.

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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.

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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

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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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