New Blanton Exhibit to Focus on Art Production in 1990s Buenos Aires
Posted: February 1, 2011
“Recovering Beauty: The 1990s in Buenos Aires,” a show opening at the Blanton Museum of Art Feb. 20–May 22, 2011, will focus on the work of the "arte light" artists who rose to prominence during this decade, a time of pivotal transformation in Argentina.
The artists, who included Feliciano Centurión, Sebastián Gordín, Benito Laren, Jorge Gumier Maier, Marcelo Pombo, Cristina Schiavi, Fabio Kacero, Graciela Hasper, and Omar Schiliro, all exhibited at the Centro Cultural Rojas. Through their work, they attempted to move beyond the oppressive climate of the military dictatorship of the previous decades by building a new appreciation of visual culture as a source of enjoyment and creativity.
The exhibit, which includes more than seventy artworks and a 150-page illustrated catalog, is organized by Ursula Davila-Villa, Associate Curator of Latin American Art for the Blanton Museum.