Beloved Structure: The Argentine Legacy, Alejandra von Hartz Gallery, Miami, FL


Karina Peisajovich, Todo debe ser gris salvo el círculo cromático, 2009
Light projection

November 14, 2009 – February 6, 2010

Curated by Eva Grinstein

Participating Artists:
Fabian Burgos, Martin Di Paola, Marcolina Dipierro, Veronica Di Toro, Lucio Dorr, Silvia Gurfein, Silvana Lacarra, Adriana Minoliti, Karina Peisajovich, Pablo Siquier, Andres Sobrino.

Latin American Abstract Geometric painting, with its strong ties to Europe yet with its undeniably great, regional protagonists, has left an enormous legacy to the contemporary art scene of the continent.

In this opportunity, Alejandra von Hartz Gallery has invited the curator, Eva Grinstein, to present a carefully selected group of artists, who inherited and continued this rich tradition in Argentine art. They “reinterpret and—in a way— render homage to the masters of the vanguard, who changed the direction of Latin American art in the mid 20th century.”

Grinstein notes: “This selection presents the work of eleven accomplished Argentine artists of the new generation, who through the use of very diverse materials and techniques—painting, reliefs, light pieces, and drawings—reignites and updates the passion for structure that characterized the artists that challenged the paradigms of representation. Embracing the power of the line and the pure play of form and colors; fascinated by geometry and the constructive impulse; and in spite of their clear differences, the eleven artists coincide in one key aspect: the necessity of formulating in their work small, perfect structures, governed by strict composite decisions that leave nothing to chance.”

Alejandra von Hartz Gallery’s mission is to exhibit, promote and sell Contemporary Art by emerging and established artists, with an emphasis on Latin American Art, Geometric Abstraction, Minimalism, and Conceptual Art. Our goal is to represent the similarities and differences that coexist in the diverse continent that is Latin America and its relationship, and mutual exchange with globalized contemporary art. We also want to be a catalyst and platform for Latin American art on the international level.