THE NATIONAL SECRETARIAT OF CULTURE WILL PRESENT WORKS BY ROGELIO YRURTIA AT ARTEBA.2011
At the upcoming twentieth edition of the arteBA Fair, Argentina’s National Secretariat of Culture will be present, through the exhibition at its stand of a set of works that are part of the riches of the Museum of the House of the sculptor Rogelio Yrurtia. After falling, over the past two decades, into a relative and unjust oblivion, the oeuvre of this great Argentine sculptor calls for a new look, one that will allow us to reconnect with a creator of immense relevance, both for the intrinsic value of his art and for the nexus it establishes between the rigor of academic tradition and the freedom of its modern wager.
In this way, the National Secretariat of Culture maintains a firm federal commitment to contemporary Argentine art, one evidenced and renewed through multiple activities. Last year, in commemoration of our Bicentennial, the exhibition “Identidad del Sur/Southern Identity” was inaugurated at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., the largest exhibition ever presented on this theme in the United States, and one, moreover, held at a complex of museums of legendary international prestige: 32 artists and 80 works were admired by more than 250,000 visitors over the three and a half months the exhibition was held.
In addition to this, the Secretariat carries on the tradition of the National Salon of the Visual Arts, the permanent technical assistance it offers to public museums throughout the country, the organization of important traveling shows, the editing of specialized publications, and the participation in important cultural events such as arteBA.