Exposures is an exhibition of video, lens-based and sound work providing a snapshot of the rich and diverse artistic production by contemporary Argentine artists. The show is hosted by Ambassador R. Carlos Sersale di Cerisano at the Argentine Official Residence in London, in association with Meridiano, the Argentine Association of Contemporary Art Galleries, on the occasion of London Open House 2019.
The exhibition brings together a selection of artworks submitted by gallery members of the Meridiano, with additional works by five artists who have participated in Gasworks + URRA residencies, an exchange programme for UK and Argentine artists started in 2015.
Rather than proposing an all-encompassing concept, the exhibition inserts itself in the open-house format by curating a collection of work that shows the breadth of techniques, concerns and strategies adopted by a multi-generational group of artists working in Argentina today.
The result is an eclectic selection of twenty-nine artworks that have been loosely grouped into several rooms, striving to coexist with the interior décor of this magnificently opulent building. In rooms including the Ambassador’s study, the formal dining room and the vast ballroom, works are screened or projected, alternating moments of reflection and intimacy with larger and more imposing statements.
The groupings touch on issues of identity, gender and queer theory; video abstraction and sound; personal and national history; language, (mis)translation and the body; ecosystems and technology. Although broad, these themes attempt to provide an open narrative, conscious of their location. The domesticity and yet stately quality of the Ambassador’s house will undoubtedly contribute to how the work is encountered and understood by viewers.
Artists and Galleries featured in the exhibition include:
Ad Minoliti (Gasworks+URRA, Mite), Alan Segal (Pasto), Alejandro Montaldo (Quadro), Alfredo Dufour (Constitución), Amalia Ullman (Barro), Cecilia Lenardón (Gabelich), Damián Linossi (El Gran Vidrio), David López Mastrángelo (Cecilia Caballero), Elda Cerrato (Herlitzka Farías), Elena Dahn (María Casado), Estanislao Florido (Del Infinito), Eugenia Calvo (Diego Obligado), Guido Yannitto (Gachi Prieto), Jessica Sarah Rinland (Rolf), Joaquín Aras (Gasworks+URRA), Jorge Haro (Pabellón 4), Juan Sorrentino (Acéfala), Leticia El Obeid (Hache), Liv Schulman (Piedras), Marcelo Galindo (Nora Fisch), Mauro Guzmán (Herlitzka Farías), Nicolás Gullotta (Gasworks+URRA), Nicolás Martella (Isla Flotante), Osías Yanov (Gasworks+URRA, Nora Fisch), Pablo Accinelli (Gasworks+URRA, Isla Flotante), Paola Sferco (Hilo), Ramiro Quesada Pons (Miranda Bosch), Sofía Torres Kosiba (Selva Negra), Tomás Maglione (Ruth Benzacar).
Exposures is curated by Melina Berkenwald (URRA Director) and Alessio Antoniolli (Gasworks Director); with the support of all the galleries that form part of Meridiano, Facundo A. Santiago (Culture and Education, Embassy of the Argentine Republic in the United Kingdom), Valeria Zamparolo (Arts Manager, British Council Argentina), Veronica Bergna (Project Manager Arts British Council Argentina) and Germán A. D´Alessandro (Cultural Section Education, Embassy of the Argentine Republic in the United Kingdom).
Is the association of contemporary art galleries created in 2016 to promote Argentine art on a global level.
Promoter of houses artists’ studios and delivers a regular programme of exhibitions, residencies, events and public engagement projects by contemporary artists from across the world.
The project is based in Buenos Aires and is devoted to the development of art residencies and cultural exchanges. Its residencies and related programmes encourage artistic production and the dialogue between professionals and audiences from different parts of the world.
Gasworks + URRA artists´ Residency Programme is developed in partnership with the arteBA Fundación (Argentine Art Fair), and is generously supported by Erica Roberts. Since 2015 the programme has offered residency exchanges for artists based in Argentina and the UK.