BIENALSUR continues in full swing in Argentina. After activations in May in the provinces of Tierra Del Fuego and Tucumán, a series of activities are scheduled for the month of June to accompany the biennial throughout the country. Notable cities — San Juan, Córdoba and Rosario — are part of the event's program, which in this second edition further reinforces its multi-territorial character. Openings in the capital, Buenos Aires, will also kick off next month.
Rosário will be the first city to receive exhibitions, on July 5th and 6th. The highlight is the integrated exhibition Two museums and a river, which takes place on the first day at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Rosario (Macro). Comprised of collections from the Castagnino and Macro museums, it promotes dialogue between works from a modern art institution and a contemporary art institution. The objective is to produce short circuits and synergies capable of intensifying the meaning of the works on display and provoking new lines of meaning. Argentine artists of intense appeal around the world are part of this exhibition, such as León Ferrari and Graciela Sacco.
The following day, the city will also host the opening of the exhibition Essays on work, at Centro Cultural Parque de España, which will bring together works by artists from Argentina to Africa. Among them Tnani Ali (Tunisia), Yohnattan Mignot (Uruguay) and Catalina Sosa (Argentina).
But the emphasis is really on the exhibition that has organization of the movement No One Less, bringing an air of feminist struggle to BIENALSUR by occupying the Centro de Expresiones Contemporáneas. Let's recover imagination to change history, as the exhibition is entitled, proposes to be “a living archive, in constant movement, that relates very contemporary works, created in the heat of feminist action, which not only denounce the cisheteronorma (matrix of our system), but also enable alternatives and re-readings”. A proposal that also follows the idea of empowerment was inaugurated in Tucumán last weekend, the exhibition Heroines, with works that include historical photographs of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo.
In Córdoba, as of June 13, the highlight is the exhibition (+) WORLDS (-) IMPOSIBLE, which is dedicated to showing “ways of inhabiting the world”, with works by Chiachio & Giannone, Luis Pazos, Juan Carlos Romero, León Ferrari, Liliana Maresca, Marcos López, Romina Casile, Tamara Stuby, Vera Grión, Mariana Collares, Natalia Carrizo, Corina Arrieta, Carolina Andreetti, among others.
In the last fortnight of the month, in San Juan, the show The Body of Time, an individual by Bill Viola, acclaimed American artist, considered the most important name in video art, will be the ball of the day. Bill Viola has already been present in Brazil, in São Paulo, at SESC Paulista. Presented at the Franklin Rawson Provincial Museum of Fine Arts, from the 21st, it is curated by the Brazilian Marcello Dantas, who declares about Viola: “His works are a meditation on life, death, transcendence, rebirth, time and space”.