León Ferrari, work from the series "Brailles y relecturas de la Biblia"

“One of the great international voices of the Latin American continent”, so says the presentation text of the exhibition TOASTED ANGELS, SOUNDS OF STEEL (Roasted Angels, Sound of Steel, in free translation), solo show by León Ferrari at the KOW Galerie, in Berlin. The exhibition, which opens on November 23, marks the beginning of tributes to the Argentine artist who would turn 100 in 2020.

Died in 2013, in Buenos Aires, at the age of 93, Ferrari was a provocative artist, who began his career in 1955, considering “the history of Western civilization as a history of globalized institutional violence”. Despite being acclaimed at the 2007 Venice Biennale, where he received the Golden Lion, the artist is still little known in Germany. In this way, KOW Galerie receives a significant overview of the artist's production, one of the most important names in the visual arts in Argentina.

Works will be presented The Western and Christian Civilization (1965), which makes a critical reflection on the Vietnam War and the power relations in a link between politics and religion. The show includes sculptures, lithographs and drawings, formats in which León worked in an abstract and conceptual language. A sound sculpture is also included.

The exhibition in Berlin runs until the 3rd of February. Also in São Paulo, where Ferrari was exiled between the 70s and 80s, there is an exhibition of the artist: We did not know, at the Pinacoteca de São Paulo, it will be open to the public until February 16 and includes 94 works by the artist that belong to the museum's collection.

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