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06.12.2016 The Garden of Early Delights is hailed as one of the most transcendent works in the history of art, and for me –in particular– it has always had a special relevance. Still –and even though I have referenced great classics before–, I never dared do something related to this monumental painting by Hieronymus Bosch. Partly out of the deep respect it inspired in me, partly because I could not find a connection with my work that would lead my way into it. That eagerly awaited connection finally came up when I imagined a group of androgynes with gas mask–like prosthetics based on the Trilogy of Mouths, a work I produced in 1997. In it, and from an opened human mouth out comes one of those pig snouts Hieronymus Bosch himself liked so well. And the snout in turn vomits a chicken’s neck. I felt those androgynes had the density and also the humor his characters had and I invited a group of young artists to embody them and to share the scene with me. There are many other sets of characters. Some are played by me, in ways that so happen to keep my face covered somehow. Others were fabricated with plaster casts, which is almost a trademark of mine. I also introduced many birds and other mounted animals –a reminder of the early stages of my career– because they are dead, and still they try to convey a notion of life by imitating gestures that in the end can’t fool anyone. And I deployed them across an apocalyptic landscape, that of the Ischigualasto Moon Valley, in order to create a gigantic Cyclorama. The first encounter with the exhibition comes from behind a fence of sorts; it is thus, almost an anti–exhibition. This Cyclorama is an enclosure that surrounds my grand operation as an artist which gives meaning to this whole work. That centerpiece consists in bringing to life something Hieronymus Bosch only painted as if it existed: the Fountain of Life, which is the center of my attention at The Garden of Early Delights  [...] Nicola Costantino, a conversation with Jorge Villacorta.


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El verdadero jardín nunca es verde

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Exhibitions

Zonas Reflejas

24.10.2018 For the work of art to be a transforming agent, the ability of analysis and interpretation has to exist. In this exhibition, Mónica Giron formalizes the different methodologies she applies to refine perception and acquire knowledge both in her life and in her work production as well as in her practice in the artist formation area. Until December 15th

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Feng Shui by Monica Girón

24.10.2018 Introduction to Feng Shui and the concept of Reflex Zones, from the practice of Contemporary Art.

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Faivovich & Goldberg at Arizona

20.10.2018 Decomiso is an installation-based exhibition by the Argentinian contemporary artist duo Guillermo Faivovich & Nicolas Goldberg.

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Amalia Ulman at Croatia

12.09.2018 PRIVILEGE is present at ORGAN VIDA. International Photograpy Festival. Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia.

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Mirá el reloj, se derritió. Cuando las obras preguntan qué hora es

25.08.2018 ARTISTS: Mónica Giron / Nicolás Gullotta / Irene Kopelman / Alfredo Londaibere / Marcelo Pombo / Alejandra Sebeer / Amalia Ulman / Agustina Woodgate. CURATOR: Sonia Becce

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Matías Duville / Residency

01.08.2018 The international program of artist residencies of Inclusartiz Institute aims to invite artists, writers, intellectuals and/or trustees international, to spend a season in Rio de Janeiro doing research and making new work.

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Chaile at MARCO

14.07.2018 Gabriel Chaile, 70 veces 7, 2018. Instalation Site Specific. Irons and bricks, 300 x 330 x 300 cm. Colección Fundación Tres Pinos. MARCO–Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de La Boca

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Los días

12.06.2018 [...] There is a phenomenon that science still has not been able to explain called crown shyness. Certain species of trees’ branches grow close but never graze each other. As if they could communicate, each tree establishes the margins of its own space, its own territory. Verónica Flom for Los días.

Fairs

ArteBA 2018

25.05.2018 Buenos Aires, Argentina. The gallery includes works by Nicanor Aráoz, Joaquín Boz, Nicola Costantino, Matías Duville, Mondongo, Alejandra Seeber, Amalia Ulman and Agustina Woodgate in the main section of the fair. And is involved with CABINET by Marcelo Pombo.

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Matías Duville in MOLAA Collection

24.05.2018 Red Sunset, 2018. Sanguine on paper, 100 x 70 cm. Matias Duville is part of the collection of the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Long Beach, USA.




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