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From the Depths of Time
Mauro Giaconi

 

The Argentine artist works against the boundaries of a discipline that is conventionally understood as marks on a surface. In his practice, he continually redefines the act of drawing using autobiographical reflection, historical references andhis anchoringin a present-day commitment with the awareness of someone who has lived in different latitudes and grew up under a dictatorship.

 

The exhibition comprises three works that present his working processes: an ephemeral mural that covers the walls of the room, incorporating architectural elements from the museum’s immediate surroundings. The installation Alma (Soul) is made up of a heap of “rocks” formed from empty plastic bags. Finally, the museum’s storage room is used to project the video Línea transversal (Transversal Line), which records an action inspired by an episode from the military dictatorship in Uruguay.

 

Mauro Giaconi (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1977). Graduated from the PrilidianoPueyrredón National School of Fine Arts in 2001 with a qualification as a painting teacher. Since then he has developed his work in the field of drawing, expanding to sculpture, installation and video. Since 2011 he has lived in Mexico City, and in 2014 founded the project Obrera Centro, a self-organized space for experimental art, together with Marcos Castro. He is currently presenting his solo show Impermanenciaat Galería Arroniz.

 

He participated in the First and Second Prize ArteBA-Petrobrás, and held a grant from the Centro de InvestigacionesArtísticas (CIA) in 2010. As a teacher he has given classes at the PrilidianoPueyrredónNational School of Fine Arts (2002); as well as at the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos, Cuernavaca (2011). He currently lives and works in Mexico City.

 

Until July 24

South Gallery

 

 

 

 

 

 

Desde el fondo del tiempo 1

 

Desde el fondo del tiempo 2

 

Desde el fondo del tiempo 3

 

 

 

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