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Exhibitions, Semillero (Seedbed)

The South of Things
Nicolás Rodríguez

02.12.20

“My work is a free exploration between daily practices, uses and habits of language, imaginaries, roles and assumed historical places that put into question the idea of ​​culture together with the intersubjective, the bonds and material relationships, thus shaping the world system of which we are part and from which a series of symbolic articulations of meaning and power unfolds. I am interested in observing the relationships between ways of doing, ways of thinking and the possibility of constructing meaning in doing.” Nicolás Rodríguez.


El sur de las cosas (The South of Things)
180 x 110 x 100 cm
Ceramic, wood, fabric and fishing line
2017


“Decolonization means that I cease to be the colony of a foreign culture that I believe is mine and that is false, it is not mine, but that of others and I believe it is mine”. E. DUSSEL

El Sur de las cosas (The South of Things) is born as a point mark on that part by which the totality of a body is supported.

The work presents a tea table for four people where all the elements lack its lower part, and therefore it falls apart. The suspension suggests a fall in pause, which invites the viewer to go through it having a different encounter with space-time in the face of the uncertainty of the scene.

The choice of tea, as a daily practice, refers to a particular custom brought from Europe and initially appropriated by the upper social classes of our region. One more of the many that were deployed from the beginning of the formation of an independent and sovereign territory and that, in their accession, gave a sense of belonging to the hegemonic historical and cultural line.

Over time, the idea of ​​ownership and belonging reinforced a model of cultural dependency in which the South provides resources to the North in exchange for history.

BIO
Nicolas Rodriguez
1986 | Godoy Cruz, Mendoza
Lives and works in Buenos Aires

EDUCATION
2018 | PAC Project, Contemporary Artistic Practices. Gachi Prieto Gallery, CABA, Argentina
2015 | Bachelor of Visual Arts, National University of the Arts (UNA), Buenos Aires, Argentina

EXHIBITIONS
2019 | Jardines de Buenos Aires, El Patio no2, Gachi Prieto Gallery,  CABA, Argentina
2018 | Los preciosos contornos, Gallery A place in the world, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2019 | 107th National Visual Arts Salon, Emilio Caraffa Museum,  Córdoba, Argentina
2019 | Canto al Trabajo, El Obrador Creative Center,  CABA, Argentina
2018 |El placer del Exilio, Gachi Prieto Gallery,  CABA, Argentina
2018 | Ecocida, Museum of Hunger, CABA, Argentina
2018 | Un sueño hecho realidad, Ambos Mundos Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina

RESIDENCIES
2020 | Zeitgeist Residence, Tigre, Buenos Aires, Argentina

AWARDS
2019 | 10th Itaú Visual Arts Award, 1st Honorable Mention, 3D Printing Special Category, Casa Nacional del Bicentenario, CABA, Argentina
2018 | 107th National Visual Arts Hall, 1st Prize Ceramics, National House of the Bicentennial, CABA, Argentina

OTHERS
2019 | Agua Dulce Project, research and development of work in the territory, CONICET, Entre Ríos, Argentina

Proyecto´ace
Artist-in-Residence International Program

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International Airport

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

Domestic Airport

Aeroparque Jorge Newbery
Buenos Aires

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

Subway/Metro

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

Train

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.

Proyecto´ace
Artist-in-Residence International Program

2nd Open Call
Residencies 2021-2022
Extended deadline May 16th, 2021

 

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