´aceNITE, Encounters, Exhibitions

Reality (i) Reality
XIV Festival of Light 2006

04.08.06 27.10.06

On Thursday, August 3, the XIV Edition of the Open Photography Encounters – Festival of Light 2006 was inaugurated. In this edition, ´ace Project is one of the spaces that are part of the photographic exhibitions that will take place from August 04 to 31 in museums, cultural centers, galleries and art spaces throughout Argentina.

At ´aceNITE we offer a private reception, among other important guests we have the presence of Wendy Watriss (Houston, Texas) Artistic Director and one of the founders of FotoFest; Juan Travnick, photographer and teacher; Rodrigo Alonso, curator, art critic and Professor at the University of Buenos Aires; Orly Benzacar, director of the Ruth Benzacar Gallery, art specialist.

Under the slogan Reality (i) Reality, 424 artists were invited to participate in the numerous exhibitions and parallel activities of the Festival. Only in Buenos Aires 91 samples are presented, 45 of them in private art galleries that join the Festival. It is a meeting place for photographers, curators, gallery owners, publishers, etc. The Open Encounters consist of various photographic activities, all of them free.

The exhibition Liquids and Footprints was inaugurated in the Polyglot Room on August 04, presenting the work of the Puerto Rican artist Víctor Vázquez, in the Transversal Space the work that Sebastián García Huidobro carried out during his residence Series of Politicians and in the Dialogue Space is presented Adriana Moracci Series of Embraces.


The XIV edition of the Open Encounters – Festival of Light in Argentina, finds us once again immersed in the reality of art. A daily, ideal, intimate reality that was born in our spirit to stay and be flesh. to greet us every morning when we wake up, to give us a knowing wink before the mirror, reminding us that we are photographers and part of our essence is to capture this reality that often tries to elope to give us company with its clone: ​​unreality.

But as another part of our condition is curiosity, the need to see and explore, to experiment and catch, we allow ourselves to be seduced by the chimera of unreality, to the point of not being able to logically identify what experiences, what acts and what part of our creativity develop on the real plane.

If we stop to analyze in which context or passage we move, we lose the most important thing: our nature as creators. Our genius is limited and forced to reasoning that is alien to us, our prowling for everything that happens around us is restricted and limited, the hunger for images, which paradoxically is what feeds us, is satiated by a placebo.

We are artists, and in our world, reality and unreality are only an archetype of the same: our need to show through our works who we are, what we observe, what captivates us. And what do we indulge in.

Activities of Víctor Vázquez during the Festival of Light

August 3 7:00 p.m.
Reality (i) Reality
XIV Open Photography Encounters.
Recoleta Cultural Center.

August 4 7:00 p.m.
´aceNITE Liquids and Footprints
Polyglot Room, ´ace Project.

August 9, 5:00 p.m.
Week of meetings
Approaches around a reading (identity, body and memory)
French Alliance Conference – Headquarters.

August – September
Brief Encounters
Gigantographies Exhibition
National Exhibition Halls


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