2015 exhibition program

2015 exhibition program


Photo: MALBA Fundacion Costantini.

January 13, 2015

MALBA announces its 2015 exhibition program

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MALBA announces its schedule of exhibitions for the 2015 season, the first under Agustín Pérez Rubio, the museum’s Artistic Director since May 2014. 

Experiencia infinita (Infinite Experience)
Curator: Agustín Pérez Rubio 
March 20–June 8
Opening: March 19 
This is the first exhibition of its sort to be held in a Latin American institution. This show, which features constructed situations by outstanding international artists, evidences the different ways “live works” have reached the exhibition space in recent decades. Participating artists include Elmgreen & Dragset [Michael Elmgreen (b. 1961, Copenhagen, Denmark) and Ingar Dragset (b. 1968, Trondheim, Norway)], Dora García (b. 1965, Valladolid, Spain), Roman Ondák (b. 1966, Zilina, Slovakia), Diego Bianchi (b. 1969, Buenos Aires), Pierre Huyghe (b. 1962, Paris), Allora & Calzadilla [Jennifer Allora (b. 1974, Philadelphia, USA) and Guillermo Calzadilla (b. 1971, Havana, Cuba)], Tino Sehgal (b. 1976, London, UK), and Judi Werthein (b. 1967, Buenos Aires).

Osías Yanov
Curator: Laeticia Mello
March 20–June 8
Opening: March 19 
MALBA invited a group of young Argentine curators to formulate proposals for a project linked to the idea of performance for Gallery 1 (level 1). The proposal selected was Laeticia Mello’s project on Osías Yanov (b. 1980, Buenos Aires), specifically on that artist’s recent research into the language of action in terms of the relationship between sculpture and the sexed body. 

Esplanade Project 
In 2015, the museum’s esplanade will once again become a central space for exhibition, a venue for large-format works conceived and produced specifically for it or for major projects by important contemporary artists. In this context, two projects expected to have great impact on the city of Buenos Aires will be held. The first, scheduled for March, is La democracia del símbolo (Democracy of the Symbol), a site-specific work by Leandro Erlich (b. 1973, Buenos Aires); the second, scheduled for September, is Ballerina, produced in 2015 by celebrated North American artist Jeff Koons (b. 1955, York, Pennsylvania); this will be the first time that Koons exhibits a sculpture in a public space in Argentina.

Latin American Women’s Artists program 
This season will witness the beginning of a long-term project to be housed in Gallery 3 (level 1). The program aims to reposition and valorize the production of Latin American Women’s artists who did not receive the recognition they were due at their own historical moments or from the subsequent historiography. Three exhibitions will be held this year as part of this project, with works by Annemarie Heinrich (Darmstadt, Germany, 1912–Buenos Aires, Argentina 2005), installations by Teresa Burga (b. 1935, Iquitos, Peru), and the photos of Claudia Andujar (b. 1931, Neuchatel, Switzerland; she has lived and worked in Brazil since 1954).

Annemarie Heinrich
Intenciones secretas. Génesis de la liberación femenina en sus fotografías vintage
(Secret Intentions. Genesis of Women’s liberation in her vintage photographs)
Curators: Agustín Pérez Rubio and Victoria Giraudo
March 20–July 6
Opening: March 19 

Teresa Burga
Curators: Miguel López and Agustín Pérez Rubio
July 24–November 2
Opening: July 23 

Claudia Andujar: Marcados
Curator: Agustín Pérez Rubio
November 13–February 2016
Opening: November 12

Rogelio Polesello
Guest Curator: Mercedes Casanegra
June 26–September 28
Opening: June 25
In June, MALBA will pay tribute to Rogelio Polesello (Buenos Aires, 1939–2014) with an anthological exhibition of his historical works, paintings, and acrylic pieces produced from the late fifties through the mid-seventies. The exhibition will feature a selection of approximately 80  works from numerous public and private collections in Argentina and abroad, that attest to the contribution of the “young Polesello” to Latin American Op art and to the art-design-industry triad.

Memorias imborrables. Una mirada histórica sobre la Colección Videobrasil
(Unerasable Memories. A historic look at the Videobrasil Collection)
Curator: Agustín Pérez Rubio 
June 19–August 10
Opening: Thursday, June 18 
This video exhibition revisits polemic and conflict-ridden historical events from the personal perspectives of 18 major international artists such as Akram Zaatari and Walid Raad (Lebanon); Coco Fusco (USA); Bouchra Khalili (Morocco); León Ferrari (Argentina); and Rosângela Rennó, Carlos Motta, and Jonathas de Andrade (Brazil), among others. The exhibition was first presented from August 31 to November 30, 2014 at the SESC Pompeia in San Pablo. Organized in conjunction with the Art Department of the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. 

Vasco Araújo: Potestad
Selection and production: Maria Joao Machado
August 20–25 
A selection of videos by Portuguese artist Vasco Araujo (b. 1975, Lisbon) related to the theme of “stories of power” will be screened in MALBA’s auditorium.

Nosotros afuera (We The Outsiders II)
Curator: Chus Martínez
August 21–October 12
Opening: August 20 
Nosotros afuera is a curatorial project by Chus Martínez based on the famous egg by artist Federico Manuel Peralta Ramos (Buenos Aires,1939–1992). The original work, titled Nosotros afuera (We, The Outsiders), produced in 1965, will be recreated by MALBA for an exhibition in which a number of local artists will participate. Nosotros afuera at MALBA will be the second chapter of a project that was presented under the title We, The Outsiders at e-flux in New York from September 5 to November 1, 2014.

Francis Alÿs
Una historia de negociación (A History of Negotiation)
Curator: Cuauhtemoc Medina
October 23–February 2016
In conjunction with the Museo Tamayo in Mexico, MALBA will present Una historia de negociación, an exhibition curated by Cuauhtémoc Medina on work by Belgian-Mexican artist Francis Alÿs (b. 1959, Belgium) produced in the last decade. Three series will be featured: Tornado (2000–10), Don’t cross the bridge before you get to the river (2008), and Reel – Unreel (2011). 

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