This show was curated by Syd Krochmalny. It features artwork by 21 “cultural agents” from Centro de Investigaciones Artísticas (CIA) in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Artists: Florencia Vallejos, Angela Ferrari, Dana Ferrari, Leni, Felipe Alvarez Parisi, Mía Superstar, María Sábato, Andrés S. Alvez, Carolina Martinez Pedemonte, Ana Clara D’Amico, Lucila Guerrero, Fanny Pirela Sojo, Jorge Pomar, Ezequiel Azambuya, Arlen Paolillo, Valeria López Muñoz, Pablo Jacobo, Paloma Violeta González Santos, Rafael Equivocado, Marcos Giampani, Franco Mehlhose, Andrea Goncharova, Ludovico Zanettini Casnati and Manuela Vecino –
It does not argue
It does not explain
Does not know
It is the ability to transmute objects
Faces the vestiges of the older generation
It's a peculiar way of being a small world
inserted in a larger world
It is the experience of an embodied knowledge
Glory of touch
Magic of the body
Of the pleasure for the miniature
and the detail
A matter of size before content
Where the error does not exist
Where anything is wonderful
It is the sovereignty of caprice
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, August 3, 2018, 6 – 9 PM
SHOW DATES: August 1 – 31, 2018
SPONSORS: Doug & Susan Dare
LOCATION: Gallery 50, Inc. 50 East Commerce Street, Bridgeton, NJ 08302
The CIA network is firmly established in the Buenos Aires artistic and cultural world, through the 18 years of the Start Foundation (Society Technology and Art) of which CIA is currently the main project. The Start Foundation also produced the ramona magazine, 2000-2010, which continues today as an online platform (www.ramona.org.ar), as well as the Venus project 2001-2006, the relational database www.boladenieve.org.ar (1999 to present), the international residence of artists in Argentina (RIAA) from 2006 to 2009, among other cultural entities.
CIA is a training and exchange program for artists and researchers that began in 2009 http://ciacentro.org.ar/ . Every year a wide jury selects around 20 artists or researchers (artists in an expanded sense) who access clinics, courses and workshops specifically dedicated to this group.
By 2017, there were 40 courses and workshops open to the public, including those of the Master Program in Contemporary Latin American Aesthetics at the National University of Avellaneda (UNDAV) in association with CIA.
A yearly journal is also published (www.revista.ciacentro.org.ar) which to date includes six completed editions. Moreover throughout the year, numerous conferences, book launches, public talks, poetry readings, screenings, exhibitions, musicals and performances are presented in CIA’s premises.