arteBA Fundación presents a new edition of the U-TURN Project Rooms by Mercedes-Benz to be held during arteBA from Wednesday May 24 to Saturday May 27, 2017 at La Rural. This year’s invited curator, Chris Sharp (writer and independent curator, Mexico City), has selected 15 galleries from 9 different countries: Argentina, Austria, Spain, France, Germany, Japan, Kosovo Mexico and the United States. In reference to the artists who will be on view in this section Chris Sharp points out: “In spite of the heterogeneous range of media, one thing that all these artists have in common is a commitment to their specific medium, and to each of their highly individual, idiosyncratic practices. What they do is exceptional, irreducible and different from anything else that can be seen at this time.”
Participating galleries and artists
CROY NIELSEN (Vienna) › Birke Gorm and Nicolas Jasmin
DANIEL MARZONA (Berlin) › Paolo Chiasera
GALERÍA MARTA CERVERA (Madrid) › Michael Berryhill, Max Brand and Rafa Macarrón
GALERIE MAX MAYER (Düsseldorf) › Nicolás Guagnini and J. Parker Valentine
GALERIJA GREGOR PODNAR (Berlin) › Francisco Tropa
HAGIWARA PROJECTS (Tokyo) › Yuta Hayakawa
HIGH ART (Paris) › Nathan Zeidman
LAMBDALAMBDALAMBDA (Pristine, Kosovo) › Juan Pablo Mariano and Dardan Zhegrova
MISAKO & ROSEN (Tokyo) › Shimon Minamikawa
NICELLE BEAUCHENE GALLERY (New York) › Yevgeniya Baras and Daniel Ríos Rodríguez
OFF VENDOME (New York) › Win McCarthy
PARK VIEW (Los Angeles) › Luchita Hurtado
PROYECTOS MONCLOVA (Mexico City) › Martín Soto Climent
PSM (Berlin) › Christian Falsnaes
WALDEN (Buenos Aires) › Lucrecia Lionti
Image: Francisco Tropa. Panta Rhei, 2015. Silk screen print, silk screen rearrangeable cut-out elements, wooden frame. 77 x 105 cm. Galerija Gregor Podnar | Berlín
About U-TURN Project Rooms by Mercedes-Benz
A curator invites galleries to present a specific project featuring up to three artists.
About Chris Sharp
Chris Sharp (United States, 1974) is a writer and independent curator based in Mexico City, where he and the Mexican artist Martin Soto Climent run the project space Lulu. A selection of recent exhibitions includes Against Nature, co-curated with Edith Jerabkova at the National Gallery of Prague (2016); As if in a foreign country, at Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna (2016); A Change of Heart, at Hannah Hoffman gallery, LA; The Secret and Abiding Politics of Stones (2015-2016) at Casa del Lago, Mexico City; The Lulennial: A Slight Gestuary at Lulu, Mexico City, co-curated with Fabiola Iza (2015); The Registry of Promise at La Fondazione Giuliani, Rome, 2014, Le Parc St. Léger, Pougues-les-Eaux, France, 2014, Le Crédac, Ivry, France, 2014, and De Vleeshal, Middelburg, Holland, 2015; The 12th Swiss Sculpture Exhibition in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland, entitled Le Mouvement, co-curated with Gianni Jetzer, 2014; and Manners of Matter, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, 2014. He is currently preparing exhibitions at kurimanzutto, Mexico City; Pivo, São Paulo, and Le Nouveau Musée National de Monaco. He is a contributing editor of Art Review and Art-Agenda, and his writing has appeared in many magazines, on-line publications and catalogs.
Mercedes-Benz is the world’s oldest brand of automobiles and it has an active commitment to art and culture. Over the course of its history, beginning with the invention of the automobile more than 130 years ago, it has provided support for art, design and fashion events in different parts of the world. Since the decade of the 70s, the brand’s corporate collection has been one of the world’s most important, containing over 1,800 works. For the seventh consecutive year, it will present U-TURN Project Rooms by Mercedes-Benz, a space that represents a vital channel of access bringing international contemporary art to Argentina.