July 17, 2015 - MALBA - Young Polesello + Unreadable Memories
July 17, 2015

Young Polesello + Unreadable Memories

Rogelio Polesello, Sin título (Untitled), 1959.

Young Polesello 1958–1974
June 26–October 12, 2015

Unerasable Memories.
A Historic Look at the Videobrasil Collection

June 26–August 20, 2015

MALBA 
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Guest curator: Mercedes Casanegra

MALBA presents an anthological exhibition focused on the historical works of Rogelio Polesello (Buenos Aires, 1939–2014): monotypes, temperas, mixed media works, and acrylic objects produced from the late ’50s through the mid-’70s. Through a selection of 120 works, the show addresses aspects of his art that have yet to be studied in depth: specifically, his interest in the art-design-industry triad and in the multiple relationships between various forms of art. 

Polesello formed part of the mythical generation of artists that emerged around the Instituto Di Tella in the ’60s—unquestionably one of the richest periods in the history of Argentine art. One of the first considerations in undertaking this project was the need to re-assess his production from those years. 

The project began over two years ago in direct collaboration with the artist. Starting in late 2012, a team from the museum began doing research into the Polesello archive, organizing and cataloguing its considerable contents (photographs, manuscripts, newspaper articles, pamphlets, books, and correspondence); the artist began collecting these documents that evidence his vast production in 1957. The exhibition includes a large selection of this documentary material, which has never been exhibited before, in order to place the artist in historical context. One year after his death, MALBA pays tribute to a figure central to Argentine art and culture.

From June 25 to August 20, MALBA also presents the first major Videobrasil Collection exhibit: Unerasable Memories. A Historic Look at the Videobrasil Collection. Curated by Agustín Pérez Rubio, MALBA’s Artistic Director, the show looks back on controversial and conflictual episodes based on the personal perspectives of renowned artists, including Rosângela Rennó, Akram Zaatari, Bouchra Khalili, Coco Fusco and León Ferrari, among others. The exhibition spans two other venues in the city of Buenos Aires: the Cultural Space of the Embassy of Brazil and Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. In line with Videobrasil’s project, the presentation in Argentina features public programs, meetings, courses, and conversations.

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