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European art from centuries XII to XIX
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Argentinian art from the XX century
From May 11, 2022 to July 31, 2022
Pabellón de exhibiciones temporarias
36 works on display
Curator: María Teresa Constantin
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This show features a selection of drawings and sculptures in which the artist reinterprets the great masters of Argentinean and universal painting, curated by María Teresa Constantin and on view in the Temporary Exhibitions Hall.
Eschewing an order based on chronology or themes, this exhibition presents 19 sculptures created between 1972 and 2022, along with 16 studies pertaining to the process for several of them. Arranged in two principal groups, they express the Argentinean artist’s attraction to painting.
On the one hand, the point of departure for some of the sculptures are Italian or German Renaissance paintings, where the torsion of a body, a tiny detail on the margins of the central motif or the acrimonious spirit of the canvas provide the catalyst for major sculptural objects in Distéfano’s production.
The second group consists of works in which the sculptor pays homage to painters from Argentina, like Lino Enea Spilimbergo, Ramón Gómez Cornet and Enrique Policastro, among others. This group is pervaded by questions regarding sculpture’s capability to handle landscape, or how the paintings central to his art education, still vital to him today, might take on volume.
Born in 1933, Distéfano is an Argentinean painter, graphic designer, draughtsman and sculptor who represented the country at the Biennale di Venezia in 2015. The curator of Argentina’s pavilion on the occasion of that international art event was María Teresa Constantin, also in charge of the Museum’s current exhibition.