The tandem shows of artists Miguel Rothschild and Valentina Liernur at the Ruth Benzacar Galeria de Arte in Buenos Aires opened on March 21, 2012. The gallery is an icon for highlighting emerging and established Argentinean artists. Miguel Rothschild engages with religious iconography and the subtle balance between intimacy, mystery, and spirituality. In many of the pieces he uses photography in unexpected way, re-appropriate the image’s surface as another working palette. His work invades the exhibition space and forces the viewer to move around it, approach it and reconsider what they are looking at. The show of Valentina Lierunur focuses on the form, aesthetic and meaning of the images she creates. Using publicity photos from popular magazine in some pieces, while relying on formal painted media in others, her work is to speak for itself. As she stated in our interview: “no text…no press release,” just art. The exhibitions run until April 27, 2012.
Miguel Rothschild: Felices los que creen sin haber visto and Valentina Liernur: Valentina Liernur. Ruth Benzacar Galeria de Arte, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Opening, 21 March, 2012. Video by Daniel Barney.
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