1) Elegía [Elegy], Miguel Caride
A highly virtuosic, self-taught painter, Miguel Caride (1920 – 2010) holds a place among the major figures of Argentine art. A contemporary of Antonio Berni, Emilio Pettorutti and Juan Battle Planas, Caride belonged to the generation of artists who steered clear of commercial circuits and fashions, considering his art an extension of his life. An austere life, devoted entirely to a solitary, rigorous practice ruled by perfectionism. Enlisted into the surrealist current, his oeuvre has been widely recognized and admired by the critics.
Curated by Rodrigo Alonso, the show presents a selection of drawings and hitherto unshown paintings. Like Picasso, Miguel Caride executed drawings in a single line, expressing the subtle perfection of simplicity. As light as his drawings, his oils from the ’70s stake their faith on an ethereal and diaphanous geometry.
2) Concrete and Kinetic Artists
A group show of Latin American artists from the 1950s to the ’80s, who work in the milieu of concrete and kinetic art. Specially chosen for their quality and importance, the works which make up this show have made their mark on the history of Argentine art and have a strong implication in the international context. Among the outstanding pieces are Teoría Estructural del Color [A Structural Theory of Color] (1947) de Raúl Lozza, a set of 30 panels which graphically describe each step the artist took in the writing of his theory.