06.05 Argentina

Videoart from Argentina
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The contribution from Argentina curated by Silvio de Gracia (Buenos Aires) was included in May 2006, featuring—>
Ricardo Pons, Gustavo Galuppo, Léon Ferrari, Ar Detroy
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  • The curator
  • SILVIO DE GRACIA.

    curator’s biography

     

  • The selected artists:
  • pons_argentina 

    Author: Ricardo Pons
    Country: Argentina

  • artist biography
  • Title of work: Ánimas
    Year of production: 2004
    Duration: 5’
    Synopsis: This piece is a testimonial allegory. A work that deepens in the recent past with an almost moving rhetoric subtlety.

    ferrari_argentina 

    Author: León Ferrari – Ricardo Pons
    Country: Argentina

  • artist biography
  • Title of work: Casa Blanca (White House)
    Year of production: 2004
    Duration: 3’
    Synopsis: A mock-up of the White House and an army of earthworms that invade it. An implacable allusion to the North American imperialism and its miseries in the vision of León Ferrari, one of the best-acknowledged and controversial Argentine artists.

    galuppo_argentina

    Author: Gustavo Galuppo
    Country: Argentina

  • artist biography
  • Title of work: Our Ticket Exploded
    Year of production: 2002
    Duration: 5’
    Synopsis: The video explore the recent past in Argentine. Pictures of repression and violence…

    detroy_argentina

    Author: Ar Detroy
    Country: Argentina

  • artist biography
  • Title of the work: Estacada (Left In the Lurch)
    Year of production: 2003
    Duration: 9’ 40”
    Synopsis: It is about the fact of abandoning someone who is defeated or hurt. A man and a woman appear being tied to a stake, alone, left to their fate, but then they interweave each other and they rescue one another in a fusion which includes copulation or its prefiguration, through a series of fading and superimpositions that produce a nightmare effect of Baconian type. Every image constitutes an authentic picture, full of cared and subtle plastic beauty.