Graciela Hasper and Marie Orensanz among others

Marie Orensanz, Invisible, 2019, cast iron, 300 x 141 x 75 cm. Photo by Nacho Iasparra, courtesy of Galería Ruth Benzacar.

Graciela Hasper, Intemperie [Outdoor], 2019, two painted aluminum cubes, each 3 x 3 x 3 m., overall dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist. 

Presented in Collins Park, December 3–8, 2019, this exhibition highlights works by an intergenerational group of Argentine artists whose urban interventions take on notions of space, subjectivity, and environmental issues.

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Graciela Hasper

Intemperie (Outdoor), 2019
Painted aluminum
Overall dimensions variable, each cube 300 x 300 x 300 cm

For over two decades, Graciela Hasper’s work has been defined by bold colors sharpened by powerful angles. In her installation Intemperie, Hasper translates this aesthetic to a series of painted aluminum cubes that are simultaneously enclosed and exposed. Viewers can enter and be immersed within the open-air structures, allowing the chromatic color palette to push and pull their perception, while hanging elements punctuate the negative space. As reference points, these elements provoke constantly shifting views based on whether the piece is experienced from within or without. The installation’s placement – in the middle of a walking path – juxtaposes urban passivity against immersive activity and generates a dislocation for those in motion. In either scenario, transitioning from the outside of the cubes to their interior spaces allows the viewer to experience them in full via consequent sensory modifications. The word “intemperie” refers to a heightening of the work’s different meanings, and here Hasper forges a hybrid environment that produces new beauty while offering a protective habitat in which to experience it.

Intemperie (Outdoor) is presented by Galería Vasari.

Production Credits

Fabricator: Dante Martínez Tisi Custom Metal Manufacturers.

Special thanks to Laureen Bates, Marina Pellegrini, Hernán Zavaleta, Dante Tisi, and Esteban Tedesco.

Related Events

Artist Talk | Saturday, December 7, Collins Park, 2:15–2:45pm

Visitor Information

Please do not climb.

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Marie Orensanz 

Invisible, 2018
Cast iron
300 x 141 x 75 cm 

Invisible is a three meter-high, keyhole-shaped iron sculpture created by Marie Orensanz, a conceptual art pioneer known for her experimental forays into philosophy, mathematics, and geometry. The structure, through which viewers may pass, features the word “invisible” carved out of its upper arch, where it is only apparent to those standing directly beneath it. This is a signature element of Orensanz’s work, in which she frequently employs language that simultaneously enhances and destabilizes potential readings of the work. Such language-games evoke the philosophical concepts developed by Ludwig Wittgenstein, who posited that the meaning of a word or sentence relies entirely on context, or the “rule” of the “game” being played. Here, Orensanz suggests a game with the word “invisible” – which of course contains its opposite, “visible” – that is either evident or hidden, depending on a viewer’s proximity to the piece. As viewers move through and around the sculpture, the perforated letters offer an invitation to see beyond what is in front of their eyes and consider the possibilities of imagination.

Invisible is presented by Alejandra von Hartz Gallery.

Production Credits

Fabricator: Dante Martínez Tisi Custom Metal Manufacturers.

Special thanks to Jorge and Darlene Pérez; Patricia Garcia-Velez Hanna; Anelys Alvarez; Mercedes, Rosario and Maria Audras; Galería Ruth Benzacar; and Alejandra von Hartz Gallery.

Related Events

Artist Talk | Saturday, December 7, Collins Park, 4:15–4:45pm

Visitor Information

You are invited to walk through the artwork.

 

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