Recovering Beauty: The 1990s in Buenos Aires

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In this first comprehensive presentation of art from the 1990s in Argentina, Recovering Beauty places the Centro Cultural Rojas (CCR) at the core of this creative period. The CCR, or El Rojas as it was later known, opened in 1989 as a venue for emerging artists. The El Rojas artists epitomized a collective will to move beyond a grim recent past by creating introspective narratives that looked towards the ordinary as a source of inspiration. Artists such as Feliciano Centuri n, Sebasti n Gordin, Jorge Gumier Mier, Miguel Harte, Graciela Hasper, Benito Laren, Marcelo Pombo, Cristina Schiavi and Omar Schiliro espoused conceptions of beauty, color and fantasy, and the projection of psychology as artistic expression. Recovering Beauty is the first sustained examination of this fascinating moment in Argentine culture, which chimes with trends towards the fantastical and the decorative in American art of the late 1990s and 2000s.

Author: Ursula Davila-Villa
Publisher: Blanton Museum of Art
Published: 06/30/2011
Pages: 144
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.85lbs
Size: 11.02h x 8.57w x 0.61d
ISBN13: 9780981573854
ISBN10: 0981573851
BISAC Categories:
- Art | Caribbean & Latin American
- Art | Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions | Group Shows