“Al Fresco” Books
María José Sánchez Chiappe

05.01.12 10.01.12

Related with the exhibitions of artists’ books MIMB I & II and Alchemy and other incompleteness, as the first activity of the year, ‘ace offered this exciting and unique project about small sized artist’s books.

Participants had the opportunity to study the over 140 books (and resulting formats and folding) that were exhibited during the summer in the Poliglota Gallery in the ‘ace house as part of the international exhibition of small sized art books MIMB I and II (Monumental ideas in Miniature Books).

Despite the hot temperatures in Buenos Aires during those days, a very interesting group of 20 participants (who came from the fields of architecture, graphic design, visual arts, philosophy, psychology, advertising and writing) accepted the challenge of expressing Monumental Ideas in Miniature Books. In 4 days of intensive work, the participants discussed the projects that roamed around common concerns: time, memory, absence, abandonment, childhood, desire and addiction, the interval, clothing and body among others.

Participating  artists in this project will be part of a first selection with the possibility of being included in the international exhibition MIMB III, curated by Alicia Candiani. The participant artists must then develop their project and make a minimum edition of 6 samples for the end of 2012. The  Al fresco Books group will meet again in the winter in order to make a presentation of the final selected projects.

Directed by:
Alicia Candiani and
Adriana Moracci

Valeria Zamparolo

Tania Abrile | Sandra Astuena | Alejandra Bagolini | Aida Cherkoff | Cristina Duro | Mariana Felcman | Aldana Ferreyra | Alicia Galindo | Silvia Guigon | Laura Lambré | Laura Menendez | Susana Munay | Teresa Pego | Carla Perri | María del Carmen Pumar | Claudia Rofman | Majo Sánchez Chiappe | Micaela Trocello | Liliana Waipan | Gabriela Zelentcher

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International Airport

Ministro Pistarini- Ezeiza (EZE)
Buenos Aires
45' to 60' trip

Domestic Airport

Aeroparque Jorge Newbery
Buenos Aires


38, 39, 41, 42, 59, 63, 65, 67, 68, 151, 152, 161, 184, 194 and 168 (stop in the front door)


D Line (Green)
Olleros Station (4 blocks, 4')


Mitre Line (either to Leon Suarez or Mitre)
Colegiales Station (1 block, 1')

The Latin America's Paris

Buenos Aires is Argentine Republic's capital city. With 15,000,000 inhabitants, it is one of the largest cities in Latin America and one of the 10 most populous urban centers in the world. Its cosmopolitan and urban character vibrates to the rhythm of a great cultural offer that includes monuments, churches, museums, art galleries, opera, music and theaters; squares, parks and gardens with old groves; characteristic neighborhoods; large shopping centers and fairs. Here we also find a very good lodging facilities, with accommodation ranging from hostels to five-star hotels of the main international chains. Buenos Aires also show off about its variety of restaurants with all the cuisines of the world, as well as to have cafes and flower kiosks on every corner.

A neighborhood founded on the Jesuit farms in the 17th century

We are located in Colegiales neighborhood where the tree-lined streets, some of which still have their original cobblestones, invite you to walk. Although the apartment buildings advance, low houses still predominate. It is a district of the city where about 20 TV production companies, design studios, artist workshops and the Rock&Pop radio have been located. The neighborhood also has six squares, one of which pays homage to Mafalda, the Flea Market, shops, restaurants and cafes like its neighboring Barrios de Palermo and Belgrano, with which it limits.

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