Bárbara Alperowicz completed a one-week micro-Residency at ´ace in order to develop her project Vals. This project consisted of drawings in fabric that at first begin as a random image created by the unintentional movement of the ink in the paper, alluding to the dance that the material performs on the water. In general, the artist finds images related to her work world in the random stains. Alperowicz has been a television producer for more than 20 years and in her works, dresses, scenery, etc. may be observed.
The death of the aura that Benjamin poses as loss of the fixed, constant and re-confirmable context of a work of art. The difference between the original and the copy. Vals proposes to reflect on the disappearance of everything that was once resounding and unattainable. The multitudes that are diluted, that which separates and loses strength and that once seemed indestructible. Everything that is blurred over time is graphed with the running water in the drawing. The same water that makes ink dance on paper. Physical spaces are available for others to occupy. Everything is turned off, muted, erased. I am impressed by the things that no longer exist, the great buildings, the towns, the cultures, the customs, all those that seemed irreversible. As if the world was in charge of recycling itself all the time. As if you could only see the trace of something that used to be and is now no longer there.
1979 | Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2017 | Curatorship Training at PAC . Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2007 | History of Contemporary Art, Short Course at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2005-2013 | Painting with Juan Doffo. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2001-2004 | Technique in fine arts at the Nueva Escuela de Diseño y Comunicación. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1990-2000 | Sculpture with Maria Esther Nieves. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2015 | La Conquista del mundo series. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2015 | Child’s Rights series. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2013 | La vida de Irena Sendler, Ateneo Grand Splendid. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2009 | Laberintos, Rivah Zuchelli Gallery. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Open Studio #8
Artists in Dialogue
On Friday, August 25th, 2017 we held an Open Studio as a closing to the residency period of ´acePIRAR | Artist-in-Residency International Program. The four artists-in-residency presented their works in process in each of their workspaces, generating dialogues, suggestions and relevant contributions from those who visited us.
Wah Yan Au (Hong Kong) showed her artist book in process and the photolithographies she did, and she also shared her research experience on bookstores, independent publishers of Buenos Aires and Latin American authors.
Serene Dakak, sub30 artist from Palestine, presented her project Selfobject and spoke about how each different context affects her work, her self-portrait and her self-reflection.
Michael Claire (USA) was working in The Tower, and there he showed the significant amount of works he produced during his month in Buenos Aires. Michael took the walking tour of this city as a starting point for the artworks, in one month he used only once the public transport (which is very significant, taking into account the size of Buenos Aires). He drew on maps all his travels and took this as a formal basis for his artwork.
Bárbara Alperowicz, an artist from Buenos Aires who made a 5-days micro-Residency, also talked about her brief but intense time at ´ace, about her visual and conceptual work on what disappears or re-locates and her formal and technical search to capture or reflect on the topic.
4 artists from distant places, showed many points and interests in common from the first day. All interested by the social role of the artist in the contemporary world and very committed to their production.
In addition, the international projects El Pliego (organized by the Grupo dx5 of the University of Vigo in Pontevedra, Spain in collaboration with the Department of Philosophy and Arts of the University of Quebec in Canada) and Self-portraits 9, Montana State University session, continue on exhibit.