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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. 


Catalogue

Glótica

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Fairs

Proyectos LA

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. Through October 28th

News

Mondongo at MAK LA

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.

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Mondongo en L.A. USA

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 The Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State L.A.USA. Mondongo, El sueño de la razón I, 2008. Through Januay 14th 2018. 

Exhibitions

TRES

09.09.2017 Mondongo. There are three burrows to which the artists invite us to get lost among creepy puppets, dreamlike landscapes, broken dreams, species of cadavre exquis and timeless tunnels.Through October 14th

Fairs

BAPHOTO 2017

08.09.2017 La Rural, Buenos Aires, Argentina. In the 13th edition of the Buenos Aires Photography Fair, Nicola Costantino takes part in the Main Section.

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Rosario Remix

01.09.2017 Artists of Grupo Litoral. Proyect by Marcelo Pombo at Museo Castagnino Macro. Rosario. Through November 12th

Actions

Nuevos pensamientos imbéciles / Videos

29.07.2017 Video Series at Forum in Martin Legón's Show Nuevos Pensamientos imbéciles.

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.

News

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.




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