[spectre] 100 Years of Aída Carballo: Self-Portrait with Biography - Berlin (rare gem)
dan at danarenzon.com
Fri May 20 11:57:53 CEST 2016
“30 years ago, with a mix of reverence and adolescent fear, I preserved Aída Carballo`s texts and papers from the inevitable destruction that would follow her passing: she was part of my childhood and became became my mentor.
I thought I knew her well, but in the process of rescuing her writings I discovered a secret Aída, one who remains hidden to this day.” Dan Arenzon
A cult artist, a teacher of hundreds and a mentor to many, she was born in Buenos Aires on the outskirts of an art market that decides who we know and who we must ignore, but in this case, her magic prevails.
On the 100th anniversary of her birth, this exhibition brings us the voice, the story, the image and the spirit of a true artist of the Americas.
This is the first exhibition to share the intimate and private writings behind her masterpiece Autorretrato con autobiografía (Self-portrait with Autobiography).
Aída ́s unique voice as a woman who always fought for freedom, will also commemorate the 200th anniversary of the independence of Argentina at the Cervantes Institute in Utrecht, the next stop on this show’s tour.
Argentine Embassy, Kleiststr. 23-26 4th floor Berlín. 030 22668930
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