The Cabinet GNV Group once again offers selected artists represented by some of the galleries in the Main Section to develop a more extensive project. The idea is to provide viewers,
collectors, and art professionals with a more in-depth look at the production of important artists
from different periods and historical contexts. Galleries submitted projects for assessment by a
consulting committee (Carla Acevedo-Yates, associate curator at Eli and Edythe Broad Art
Museum, Michigan; Sharon Lerner, contemporary art curator at the Museo de Arte de Lima-
MALI; and Florencia Malbrán, a freelance curator based in Buenos Aires). The sixteen projects
in different formats were selected because “they demonstrate the works of artists crucial to
Argentine art history, as well as new and recently discovered works; in all cases, the pieces
address and raise consciousness about pressing contemporary issues such as gender and
marginality,” explains Malbrán. The works on display include Cáscaras by Dalila Puzzovio
(Buenos Aires, 1942), featured in Rolf Art’s Cabinet; this group of sculptures made from
orthopedic casts reflects on breakage and fractured orders, on politics and the body. In MCMC’s
Cabinet, visitors will find an acrylic painting by Nueva Figuración artist Jorge de La Vega
(Buenos Aires 1930–Buenos Aires, 1971) that was exhibited at the Instituto Torcuato Di Tella’s
Centro de Artes Visuales in 1967. Cosmocosa will show in its Cabinet a series of photographs,
posters, videos, documents, and other materials pertinent to Batato Barea, a figure key to the
eighties art scene and the mythical Parakultural cultural center. No less important to Cabinet is
contemporary art: Ad Minoliti (Buenos Aires, 1980), represented by Mite gallery, will present
Simposio 2 [Symposium 2], “an experiment that joins different artists, theorists, and activists in a
session geared to conveying knowledge in free, collective, and multiple fashion”; Nora Fisch’s
Cabinet dedicated to Fernanda Laguna (Buenos Aires, 1972) will feature a selection of works
(collages, paintings, drawings, and objects) installed in order to reproduce the art and atmosphere
of the first years of Belleza y Felicidad, the cultural space Laguna co-directed from 2000 to 2008
(artist and curator Santiago Villanueva is curating this Cabinet and writing a text to accompany
it). Finally, in Ruth Benzacar’s Cabinet, Luciana Lamothe (Mercedes, 1975) will construct one
of her interactive sculptural complexes that focuses on the question of tension.