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Manuel Espinosa and Luis Tomasello among others


Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires | Fundación Aldo Rubino and Asociación Amigos del MACBA is pleased to present ‘Tomasello and Espinosa. Around the Square.’ Curated by Ayelén Vázquez and Joaquín Almeida, the show reunites artworks from Colección Espinosa and Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Latinoamericano - MACLA.

In an unprecedented dialogue, the production of Luis Tomasello (1915 - 2014) and Manuel Espinosa (1912 - 2006) testifies the importance of Latin American kinetic art and the foundations of its international significance. In this new curatorial proposal, the square is the binding element, since it is the figure that both artists adopt as a means to work the color.

Espinosa and Tomasello’s work distinguished by a particular chromatic choice that identifies them and remains as the central resource in their artistic thinking. Just as in Espinosa's work transparency is essential, in Tomasello's the reflected light stands out. Through the use of these resources, both generate impressions on the canvas that demonstrate the difficulties of visual perception, while introducing a reflection on the act of seeing, where appearances make the ability to apprehend the reality of things complex.

While Tomasello is interested in the cube in all its possible formal variants, Espinosa studies the square dynamized in different color planes, moving it into transparencies. However, perhaps more because of the geographical distances that separate them -Tomasello moves to Paris in 1975 and Espinosa lives in Buenos Aires until his death- than for aesthetics, these two artists had never done an exhibition together, until now. The time that elapses and is represented in their work would be in charge of joining them in the same space, full of that color and light that they so longed to discover.

OPENING | September 20 th 2019

Press: 18.00 / General: 19.00

Free entrance.