September 23, 2021

Fuera de Serie- Artforum review by Karen Grimson

https://www.artforum.com/print/reviews/202107/leda-catunda-and-alejandra-seeber-86375

September 23, 2021

Saturday September 25th, 2021-Public Programs-Malba literatura-Lecturas Derivadas

A partir de pensar y establecer una relación posible entre la obra de Seeber y ciertas lecturas-fuente, qué épocas y espacios compartidos hacen confluir, elaboré un índice de palabras clave que emparentan los procedimientos, elecciones y obsesiones de su trabajo con los que descubro en otros artistas y en mí misma.

Ese índice es el que enhebra y ordena, con el azar de la disposición alfabética, una compilación de fragmentos de obras literarias, ensayísticas y de divulgación científica que por momentos glosan y por momentos rastrean orígenes, que se atraen o se repelen y ambicionan ser una reunión de voces de distintos tiempos y lugares, panelistas que exponen lo que creen al respecto de asuntos como Espionaje, Centro, Demolición o Estratos.

No son definiciones –aunque algunas puedan funcionar como tales–, pueden sí ser contrapuntos que no avalan sino que cuestionan, pueden también usar la palabra a su antojo en medio de un vendaval conceptual de otra índole. Voces como las de Olga Orozco, Jacques Rancière, Laura Crespi, Mario Levrero, Diana Bellessi, Joseph Conrad, Alejandra Costamagna no se ordenan como coro, no armonizan, en cambio se desprenden, se superponen, se quiebran y generan alianzas arbitrarias para exponer fugacidades y permanencias que no dejan nunca de celebrar –al modo de un indicador Seeber, con esa forma de señalamiento– el torrente que ante los ojos murmura la existencia misma.

—Rosario Bléfari, 2020

Esta lectura se realiza en el marco de la exposición Fuera de serie, de las artistas Alejandra Seeber y Leda Catunda.
Se podrá ver a través de esta misma página y del canal de YouTube de Malba.

 

Lectura derivada__Índice Seeber, de Rosario Bléfari

April 1, 2021

A oJO- Galeria Barro, until April 24 th.

Galeria Barro, March and April 2021

 

A oJO is a landscape made of scraps. A work in layers, fragmented. An intuitive calculation about how different parts can connect to form a whole. A mini golf circuit as personal, whimsical and strange as the selection of paintings with which Alejandra forms her own history of argentinian art. One Berni, De la Vega, Seeber over here, a Pettoruti, Yente and another Seeber over there. A modern and contemporary pictorial landscape surrounded by islets of grass and wood soaked with the light of a pink sunset.

December 1, 2020

One of a Kind: Alejandra Seeber, Leda Catunda, March 2020.

POSTPONED UNTIL FEBRUARY 2021

This exhibit showcases a dialogue between two Latin American artists, who are united by their work and in their desire to redefine painting. Both are highly skilled painters and integrate urban culture, modern art, design and nature into their art. Leda Catunda (1961, São Paulo) and Alejandra Seeber (1968, Buenos Aires, based in New York) both absorb their entire surroundings into their work.

The rare beauty of their works can be found somewhere in the layers of their canvases, between the brushstrokes and the color fields. Sharing the ability to reveal such an aesthetic connects the artists even though the works in the show represent different cultural scenes and times. Of both artists, Malba will show both historic as well as contemporary paintings, sketches, studies and documents —with a strong focus on the 1980s and 1990s in the case of Catunda and a genesis occurring in late 1990s in Seeber´s work.

Within the framework of the exhibition, a public program of talks, workshops, and activities will be developed to think about the artistic models and discourses that were crucial in this genealogy of contemporary art.

One of a Kind is the first show framed in the new Program Paralelo 1//3

Paralelo 1 || 3 is a new program of exhibitions uniting two spaces in the museum –Gallery 1, located on the ground floor, and Gallery 3, on the second floor– placing them in dialogue.

The two galleries will be the sites for simultaneous exhibitions by two artists, intended to foster conversation between contexts, generations, and discourses; offering shared perspectives and points of difference. This way, the particularities of the works are shown, whilst suggesting common denominators; making connections between careers and aesthetics, and their respective view of the (art) world.

Works of art are not rootless: we encounter them in a context –galleries and halls of museums– which serves as a frame for interpretation. This program however proposes exercises in de-contextualization and de-hierarchization of the very categorization a museum itself generates. Paralelo 1 || 3 cuts into the codification of Malba’s own spaces, presenting an alternative route through the building and its exhibitions.The museographic design plays a central role in pairing the physically disconnected spaces for this new program. This is why studio Adamo-Faiden Arquitectos was asked to invent a special layout. The idea behind this intervention is to break with a museological presentation one is accustomed to by re-signifying the galleries as part of a larger narrative which questions its supposed objectivity and invites us to draw parallels between fragmentary visual narratives – filled with tension and poetry.

Alongside the dual presentations of Paralelo 1 ll 3, Malba will also launch a new series of publications in which the notion of dialogue both in format and content will be researched.

November 25, 2020

Latinoamerica Al Sur Del Sur, Nov. 2020, MALBA (Group Show)

Esta comformada por diversos nucleos, La obra de Alejandra Seeber Ma-za esta exhibida en la seccion Folclore Urbano

Folklore urbano en imágenes

Antonio Caro, Jorge de la Vega, Antonios Dias, Rubens Gerchman, Wanda Pimentel, Alejandra Seeber, Claudio Tozzi, Cecilia Vicuña, Marisol, Marta Minujín, Victor Grippo, Liliana Maresca.

El folclore urbano en imágenes 

Las décadas de 1960 y 1970 en Latinoamérica estuvieron marcadas por cambios radicales relacionados con el fin del desarrollismo, las transformaciones demográficas en las ciudades, las dictaduras militares y los movimientos insurreccionales impulsados por la revolución cubana. Brasilia fue inaugurada y la Ciudad de México se transformó en megalópolis. Mathias Goeritz, quien migró a México a fines de los años 40, elaboró una crítica al funcionalismo valiéndose del modelo de una arquitectura emocional. En este período también ocurrió una expansión de los medios de comunicación masiva que, según el crítico francés Pierre Restany, estimuló la búsqueda de un “folklore urbano” propio. 

Con la incorporación de los cómics, la publicidad y los productos industriales de consumo masivo, muchos artistas imantados por el pop retomaron la figuración y buscaron abrir un debate sobre la definición ideológica de lo latinoamericano como cultura emancipada. 

 

https://www.infobae.com/cultura/2020/11/24/que-nos-propone-el-malba-con-su-nueva-muestra-permanente/

 

November 25, 2020

Crear Mundos, 2020, Fundación Proa (Group Show)

On Saturday, October 24, the first room of the Crear Mundos exhibition opens virtually . With the academic advice of María Laura Rosa and the curatorship of Cecilia Jaime and Manuela Otero, the exhibition covers the production of more than fifty female artists who have been part of the history of Fundación Proa throughout all these years. Starting from the history of art and through different disciplines – such as video, photography, installation and performance-, the artists, reflect on problems associated with materials and elements of everyday life, the relationship with space, the subtleties of language and the place of the body –as support, material and metaphor– from different generations and cultures around the world.

In 2020 CREAR MUNDOS [MAKING WORLDS] will inaugurate in the exhibition rooms of Fundación Proa and Proa21. Encompassing the work of more than sixty artists from different generations and artistic practices, the selection of works recreates the history of Proa’s exhibitions, and offers a walk through these artists’ great contribution to the history of art. Thus, CREAR MUNDOS presents new geographies that sweep existing borders away and reveal both the unique and global nature of the problems that extend across the experience of women in art.

“Creating Worlds”: a contemporary look at women in art

Links: https://www.infobae.com/cultura/2020/11/20/crear-mundos-una-mirada-contemporanea-sobre-las-mujeres-en-el-arte/

https://marieclaire.perfil.com/noticias/cultura/arte-muestra-mujeres-feminismo-fundacion-proa-nueva-normalidad.phtml

November 20, 2020

Inedita, 2020, Barro (Group Show)

Barro presents a selection of unseen works in Buenos Aires. A labyrinthic installation that invites the visitors to discover different atmospheres in each corner to enjoy the intimacy of the works, in a dynamic that contemplates various proposals, spaces, artists and actions.

https://www.clarin.com/revista-enie/arte/instalaciones/encuentro-laberinto_0_nVkaEeHqu.html

https://www.telam.com.ar/notas/202010/521427-una-muestra-reune-obras-ineditas-de-mondongo-matias-duville-y-otros-artistas-contemporaneos.html

November 11, 2020

Book Launch, One of a Kind, Nov. 2020

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Conversation : Leda Catunda  and Alejandra Seeber:

In the framework of the presentation of the book of the  series Out of series , the artists Leda Catunda (São Paulo, 1961) and Alejandra Seeber (Buenos Aires, 1969) will talk with Gabriela Rangel, Artistic Director of Malba, about this new project that promotes a multiple dialogue with painting, with the exhibition space and between its discursive repertoires.

Conversación entre Leda Catunda y Alejandra Seeber:

PARALELO 1 || 3

Leda Catunda y Alejandra Seeber

Conversación entre Leda Catunda y Alejandra Seeber:
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En el marco de la presentación del libro de la muestra Fuera de serie, las artistas Leda Catunda (São Paulo, 1961) y Alejandra Seeber (Buenos Aires, 1969) conversarán con Gabriela Rangel, Directora Artística de Malba, sobre este nuevo proyecto que promueve un diálogo múltiple con la pintura, con el espacio expositivo y entre sus repertorios discursivos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhrVEB5j6Mk&t=2772s

September 1, 2020

These Times, September 2020

Non-profit arts organization TRANS> is pleased to launch THESE TIMES, a print and digital stamp project with contributions by 50 artists and 50 institutions. Curated by TRANS> founder Sandra Antelo-Suarez, the project is in response to the global pandemic and follows a call to artists to create artworks formatted in the design of postage stamps as a gesture that unites communities across New York City, Ibero-America, Spain, and Portugal. The 50 submitted stamp artworks from THESE TIMES will be distributed in the October 2020 issue of frieze magazine, bringing art directly into homes, and posted digitally on the THESE TIMES Instagram account @these.times.forever.

“I saw the devastation in New York and across Ibero-America, especially the disproportionate impact the pandemic has had on our culture and artistic communities, and wanted to find a way to bring artists and thinkers together to create a space for grief, but also for hope and action,” says THESE TIMES curator Sandra Antelo-Suarez.

THESE TIMES acts as a tribute and gesture of love, grief, and solidarity for the lives lost to COVID-19 and those facing difficulty in the current times. The stamps, marked with a symbolic currency of love, function as individual stickers that encourage poetic gestures of communication, especially crucial in this global moment that has deeply affected our communities. At its core,

the format of a stamp evokes the connection found through sending letters. Beyond exploring

this sense of interconnectedness, this project presciently underscores the link between voting through mail as a form of direct action, self-expression, and self-determination. To invite further collaboration, TRANS> invites everyone to submit their own designs on social media with the hashtag #TheseTimesForver and by visiting transmag.org

Each stamp artwork created for THESE TIMES features an original design with the name of the artist, the art institution or gallery where the artist currently has or had an exhibition, and the country. The 1.3 x 1.3 inch stamps include text in Spanish, English, and Portuguese.

OUR CIVIC DUTY TO VOTE IS ONE OF THE POWERS WE HOLD TO END INEQUALITIES AND INJUSTICES IN THE WORLD

The printed artworks will be distributed in the October 2020 issue of frieze magazine and the participating institutions.

to buy

Issue 214

THESE TIMES artists and institutions:

Arco | España | Portugal, Leonor Antunes, museu de arte de são paulo, Brasil. Fernando arias, museo de arte moderno de Bogotá, Colombia. Stefan Brüggemann, Museo Jumex, México.  Paulo Bruscky, Nara Roesler, Brasil, USA. Vivian Caccuri, a gentil carioca, Brasil.  Marcela Cantuária, a gentil carioca, Brasil.  Alberto Casari, Mac Lima, Perú. Leda Catunda Fortes d’aloia & gabriel, Brasil.  Feliciano Centurión, Americas Society USA. Lia Chaia Galeria Vermelho, Brasil.  Gabriel Chaile, Proa21, Argentina. Marcelo Cipis, Bergamin & gomide, Brasil. Minerva Cuevas, Kurimanzutto, México. Mariana Castillo Deball Museo Amparo, México. Can, Embajada, Borikén (Puerto Rico). Luis Flores El Museo Del Barrio, USA. Regina José Galindo, Proyectos Ultravioleta, Guatemala. Felix Gonzalez-Torres, De La Cruz Collection, USA. Cristina Iglesias, Casa Del Faro Isla De Santa Clara, Donostia San Sebastián. España. Leandro Katz, Henrique Faria, Herlitzka + faria, Argentina, USA.  Artur Lescher, Nara Roesler Brasil, USA. Laura Lima, A Gentil Carioca, Brasil. Diana López @accionlibertad Venezuela. Mateo López, Galeria Luisa Strina, Brasil. Gilda Mantilla, 80m2 Livia Benavides, Perú. Beatriz Milhazes, Museu De Arte De São Paulo, Brasil. Wynnie Mynerva, Ginsberg Galeria, Perú. Ernesto Neto, Fortes D’aloia & Gabriel, Brasil. Juan José Olavarría, Galería Municipal De Arte Pancho Fierro, Perú. Damián Ortega, Kurimazutto, México. Bernardo Ortiz, Casas Riegner, Colombia. Silvana Pestana, Ginsberg Galeria, Perú. Gala Porras-Kim, Rose Art Museum Labor usa México proa 21 Argentina. Leticia Ramos Mendes wood dm I Brasil Belgique usa. Ana Roldán, Instituto De Visión, Colombia. Anri Sala, Centro Botín, España.  Francesco João Scavarda Mendes wood dm, Brasil, Belgique, usa. Alejandra Seeber, Barro, Argentina. Santiago Sierra, Helga de Alvear, España. Teresa Solar, Travesía Cuatro México España. Juan Sorrentino Fundación Proa Argentina. Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Mendes wood dm I Brasil, Belgique usa. Mario Garcia Torres, Museo de arte contemporaneo de Monterrey, México. Oriol Vilanova, Kotaro Nukaga, Japan. Héctor Zamora, The Met, Labor, usa, México. Zona Maco, México.

THESE TIMES Team
Curator: Sandra Antelo-Suarez
In cooperation with Ana Sokoloff
Graphic Design: MattDeFrain, Florencia Lechin, Ana Winograd

Press Links

ARTE EN TIEMPOS DE PANDEMIA. ESTOS TIEMPOS

ARTISHOCK
Arte en tiempos de Pandemia ‘These Times’ 
By Leyla Dunia
14.10.2020

SP-ARTE 365 These Times By Barbara Mastrobuono
10.07.2020
https://www.sp-arte.com/editorial/these-times/

THE GUARDIAN It’s up to people to change the system’: the artists using stamps as resistance By Nadja Savej
09.30.2020
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/sep/30/these-times-stamp-art-project

The Guardian Gentileschi’s shocking genius and Bruce Nauman’s Clown Torture – the week in art By Jonathan Jones Fri 2 Oct 2020
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/oct/02/artemisia-gentileschi-bruce-nauman-royal-academy-week-in-art?utm_term=8a4d258c60a92a73962d0729790e4a44&utm_campaign=ArtWeekly&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&CMP=artweekly_email

FRIEZE MAGAZINE Current issue – October 2020 – Issue 214
https://shopcc.frieze.com/products/current-issue-october-2020-issue-214?utm_source=partner&utm_medium=insert&utm_campaign=t

ViceVersa Magazine  TRANS> presenta «these times», sellos postales en formato impreso y digital
https://www.viceversa-mag.com/evento/trans-presenta-these-times-sello-postales-en-formato-impreso-y-digital/

PROA 08.24.2020 These Times: un proyecto por 50 artistas y 50 instituciones
http://proa.org/proanoticias/2020/08/24/these-times-un-proyecto-por-50-artistas-y-50-instituciones/

Clarín.com – Revista Ñ 08.27.2020
Arte en estampillas para este tiempo, un premio para el Museo Evita y el documental de Ai Weiwei sobre Wuhan   Por March Mazzei
https://www.clarin.com/revista-enie/arte-estampillas-tiempo-premio-museo-evita-documental-ai-weiwei-wuhan_0_hBuViiucv.html

CLARÍN 17.09.2020 Proyecto global Un arte epistolar, pese al 5G
Por Pilar Altilio
http://clarin.com/revista-n/arte/arte-epistolar-pese-5g_0_vKqoTDRff.html

A STAmP FOR CHAnGE

 

March 30, 2020

Book Release, Fuera de Serie (One of a Kind) Malba

Alejandra Seeber. Leda Catunda: Fuera de Serie

John Yau… [et al.] – 1 edición bilingüe –

Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires: Malba, 2020

108 p.; 28 x 22 cm.

Edición bilingüe: Español- Inglés.

Traducción de: Frances Riddle; Jane Brodie;

Socorro Giménez.

1. Arte Americano. 2. Artes Plásticas. 3. Artes Visuales.

I. Yao, John. II. Riddle Frances, trad. III. Brodie, Jane IV. Gimenez, Socorro, trad.

CDD 750.2

If interested click on link below:

https://www.malba.org.ar/en/catalogo-alejandra-seeber-leda-catunda-fuera-de-serie/