Jigsaw Puzzles - BIENALSUR
29.07.2023 - 31.12.2023
This exhibition is conceptually inspired by a new version of Regina Silveira's Latin American Puzzle. It brings together images from different social, cultural, and political horizons of the region into an open and largely associative picture, in which each piece is individually identified and, at the same time, related to the others in order to give each viewer a possible reading of history in an attempt to understand the reality of Latin America.
The selection of works featured in Puzzle reveals the complexity of the construction of any kind of narrative, considering the variety of converging realities. It is worth bearing in mind that the territory of the symbolic is shifting, elusive, and unstable. Any certainty in this regard is open to question as changes occur in the socio-cultural and temporal parameters that guide us through them. However, this weakness of the symbolic, or rather of images, is also its strength. Hence, it is worth making the effort to think with images and to creatively broaden the horizons of meaning.
With this premise as a starting point and bearing in mind the impossibility of a single narrative, let us explore uncertainties from this present and in the plural to imagine critical positions that help us think about decentralisations, exchanges, appropriations and re-appropriations in a multiple, diverse, reciprocal, and global sense.
Andrea Alkalay (ARG), John Berger (GBR), Filippo Berta (ITA), Fernando Bryce (PER), Adriana Bustos (ARG), Daniel Canogar (ESP), Paula Castro (ARG), Harun Farocki (CZE/DEU), Anna Bella Geiger (BRA), María Gimeno (ESP), Luis Hernández Mellizo (COL), Erin Johnson (USA), Glenda León (CUB), Ryts Monet (ITA/AUT), Elodie Pong (USA/CHE), Juan Pablo Renzi (ARG), Nicolás Robbio (ARG), Regina Silveira (BRA), Sergio Vega (ARG), Agustina Woodgate (ARG), Horacio Zabala (ARG)