Lea Lublin - Retrospective - Screening

The first screening accompanying "Lea Lublin - Retrospective" is dedicated to art in Argentina in the 1960s. Around the renowned Instituto Torcuato Di Tella in Buenos Aires an art scene emerged that, thanks to its spirit of experimentation, would soon be referred to as the Argentine Avant-garde. Despite the military dictatorship under the General Onganía (instituted in 1966) and its oppression of intellectuals, artists such as Lublin, Marta Minujín, Ruben Santantonín, Roberto Jacoby, David Lamelas, a.o. found ways to experiment for just a few more years.

SCREENING: Thu, July 9th 2015, 7pm, Kunstbau
La Patria vacía – Argentine Art of the 1960a and 1970s between Avantgarde and Oppression

Jaime Davidovich, La Patria vacía,
1975, 11 min.
In this short documentary video, Davidovich addresses the topic of censorship in Argentina. Living in New York at the time of the work's making, the artist reflects on his homeland (aka La patria vacía) and on his life in exile.
Courtesy: Electronic Arts Intermix, New York

Jaime Davidovich, Adventures of the Avant-Garde,
1981, 10:30 min.
Seeking to understand the meaning and secret of the "Avantgarde", Davidovich takes the streets of Iowa City to solve the mystery. He interviews anonymous passers-by alongside not so anonymous passers-by such as performance artist Michael Smith and painter/critic Walter Robinson.
Courtesy: Electronic Arts Intermix, New York

David Lamelas, A Study of Relationships Between Inner and Outer Space,
1969, 20 min.
Exhibition space, urban space, outer space! How to exhibit the cinematic image? How to represent everyday life in the urban environment? What are the limits and possibilities of an increasingly abstract use of images? Lamelas' semi-documentary work from 1969 (just before (wo)man's first steps on the moon), raises these and other questions.
Courtesy: Lux, London

Leopoldo Maler, „La Menesunda“ - Un documental de Leopoldo Maler,
1965, 07:11 min.
Rare Argentine TV news report! This document from the archives of the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Buenos Aires grants us insight into the bewilderment with which visitors to Ruben Santantonín 's and Marta Minujín's "La Menesunda" (Mayhem) encountered Argentina's first environment. The work took quasi mythological dimensions in the country's artistic imaginary.
Courtesy: Archivos Di Tella, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires

Entrance to the exhibtion at 6.30 pm
The event and admission to the exhibtion is free of charge.

Following screenings:
August 6, 2015
September 3rd and September 10th, 2015, 7pm

For further information on the exhibition, please visit here.