We want to know better the curators of the new edition of arteBA. Raúl Flores, member of the curatorial team of Barrio Joven, answers some questions:
What projects are you working on right now?
In two. The first one is a curatorial project at La Ira de Dios of nine artists from Córdoba city. And the second one, is for the MAC, the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Salta, on the art scene in Salta.
The most interesting part of being a curator:
To be able to think art as a stage.
What advice would you give to someone who wants to start buying art?
To buy artists from his/her generation, to try to know them and invite them to dinner.
Can you name a figure that inspires you?
The Christ the Redeemer, at Corcovado, Rio de Janeiro.
A book you would recommend?
Radical Pedagogy: Art as Education from Humberto Vélez.
A work of art?
Primeros pasos from Berni.
[Note: You can go visit this work at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.]
The last exhibition you would highlight?
Verboamérica at Malba.
A 2017 exhibition that you can’t wait to see?
La música es mi casa of Gastón Pérsico
[Note: The exhibit will be open on March, 9th at Malba.]
Something you like to visit or do in Buenos Aires?
The Dengue Dancing parties.
Member of the Curatorial Team of Barrio Joven
Raúl Flores (Córdoba [Argentina] in 1965). He studied at the Provincial School of Fine Arts of Córdoba. In 1997/1998 he was awarded a scholarship to take part in the advanced program for young artists directed by Guillermo Kuitca. He briefly took up photography in the 90s. In 2001 he moved to Barcelona, where he founded, together with Paula Galli, the gallery Doque Arte Contemporáneo. In 2007 he returned to Argentina and published the art review Canecalón, together with Nushi Muntaabsky.
From then on, he became actively involved in teaching, in 2010 creating, alongside Piero Sogno, “Yungas Arte Contemporáneo,” a training and production venue for artists of the younger generations, developing a first section in San Miguel de Tucumán that later was taken up in Mendoza, Corrientes and Córdoba.
As an artist he has had various solo exhibitions in Argentina and abroad, in museums, cultural centers, galleries and international art fairs.