August 13, 2010 - Frankfurter Kunstverein - Tales of Resistance and Change. Artists from Argentina
August 13, 2010

Tales of Resistance and Change. Artists from Argentina

Alessandra Sanguinetti, “The Couple”, 1999

Tales of Resistance and Change.
Artists from Argentina

August 20 – October 31, 2010

Opening:
August 19, 2010, 8 pm

Frankfurter Kunstverein
Steinernes Haus am Römerberg
Markt 44
60311 Frankfurt am Main
Germany

www.fkv.de

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS AND GROUPS OF ARTIST: Ananké Asseff, Gabriel Baggio, Eloísa Cartonera, Sebastián Díaz Morales, Florencia Levy, Gabriela Golder, Mónica Millán, Gian Paolo Minelli, Proyecto Nido, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Tomás Saraceno, Taller Popular Serigrafia (TPS)

The Frankfurter Kunstverein and the Embassy of Argentina in Germany present the exhibition “Tales of Resistance and Change. Artists from Argentina” produced by the Organizing Committee for the participation of the Argentine Republic as Guest of Honour at the 2010 Frankfurt International Book Fair (COFRA).

“Tales of Resistance and Change. Artists from Argentina” brings together the production of twelve contemporary Argentine artists and groups of artists that conceive their environments as a field for reflection and action. Social and political consequences of the financial crisis of the years 2001-2003 in Argentina form the backdrop of the exhibition. By questioning the reality around them the artists reactivated critical practices that had remained dormant during the previous neo-liberal period, interacting with the new political activism, approaching several communities or creating social inclusion projects with sectors of the population that had been particularly affected by the financial conflict.

The exhibition displays these practices through works that oscillate between artistic and cultural production, where the human factor is ever-present. Some touch upon situations of resistance, change, development or adaptation in a concrete way; others do so poetic or metaphorically. The geopolitical complexity of the country influences those works in which urban and rural rhythms, immigrant and native heritage, transformations and political conflicts are perceived. They are to be understood as processes of research in which the present, traditions and recent history are combined, giving insights into the artistic practice of Argentina in the past ten years.

EXHIBITION CURATED BY: Rodrigo Alonso
CATALOGUE: A catalogue published by the Argentine Foreign Ministry accompanies the exhibition with texts by Rodrigo Alonso, a preface by Ambassador Magdalena Faillace (President of the 2010 Frankfurt Book Fair Organizing Committee COFRA), a preface by Holger Kube Ventura (Director of the Frankfurter Kunstverein) and dossiers on the production of the participant artists.
PRODUCED BY: Organizing Committee for the participation of the Argentine Republic as Guest of Honour at the 2010 Frankfurt International Book Fair (COFRA)
INFORMATION: www.fkv.de
PRESS CONTACT: Julia Wittwer (Press officer), Stefanie Spiegelhalder (Assistant),
Frankfurter Kunstverein, Steinernes Haus am Römerberg, Markt 44, 60311 Frankfurt / Main, Germany
phone: +49.69.219314–30/-40, fax: +49.69.219314–11, e-mail: presse@fkv.de, www.fkv.de

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