Curating is a weird sphere. If the art world is already a strange, rare sphere, I feel like curating is even moreso. It’s this weird sphere of power within the sphere of power that already is the art world. It’s hard to penetrate.”
— Gaby Cepeda
Gaby Cepeda is an independent curator and art writer in Mexico City. Her Girls of the Internet Museum (@gim-museum) is an expansive Tumblr gallery of women working in digital art. She spoke with The Creative Independent in front of a small audience in Parque España, Mexico City. Read more.
Bellos Jueves V - at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, 2014 > Débora Delmar Corp., Arabica y Robusta, 2014 hanging out with Manet’s Nymph Surprised
La semana pasada y parte de esta tuve el honor (y la suerte) de trabajar en el primer festival de arte urbano de Buenos Aires, el Color BA. Aquí un pequeño recorte del evento que reunió a 21 de los mejores artistas callejeros de Argentina y del mundo :)
Last week I had the honor (& luck) of being working at the first urban art festival of Buenos Aires. Here are some pics of some of the greatest street artists from Argentina & worldwide.
The Azul Cemetery (Azul, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina).
Architect: Francisco Salamone
The magnificent detail of Archangel Gabriel as the protector of the place and Angel of Death is one of the Landmarks of the Argentinian province Azul in Buenos Aires, Designed by Francisco Salamone between 1936 and 1940.
#whereartthou: Challenging Perceptions with #polesellojoven
For more playful art, design and industrial influences, explore the hashtag #polesellojoven and follow @museomalba on Instagram.
(This interview was conducted in Spanish.)
Like a kaleidoscope, the work of Argentine optical artist Rogelio Polesello plays with perceptions. “Polesello Joven” (#polesellojoven), an exhibition of Rogelio’s early years, is on display at the Latin American Art Museum of Buenos Aires (@museomalba).
“The work of the young Polesello wasn’t conceptual, it showed what was happening in the industrial world and how that related to art and design, challenging people’s perceptions,” says Mercedes Casanegra, the curator of the exhibition, which is open through October 12.
Vibrant acrylic plates and color-carved transparent columns and blocks prompt visitors to interact with the art. “Polesello was interested in industry,” says Mercedes. “Working in his workshop, he had the idea of making those carvings, which resulted in magnifying glasses of concave and convex games that deal with elements of scientific perception.”