From December 17 to March 2017, Fundación Proa presents the exhibition Entre Nos: Crónicas de La Boca. The La Boca a territory that has been forgotten for several decades, is the site of various artistic events in its streets and surroundings, all with a spirit of renewing creativity, freedom and recovery and historical construction.
From the classic painters of La Boca, with its fascinating landscapes of the Ribera and the River, to the spaces of avant-garde creative proposed by Quinquela Martin, who considered to unite all the arts in a same place thinking even in the architecture. Also Cecilio Madanes, who took the theater to Caminito Street, making the boundaries between the inside and the outside diffuse.
Taking as a starting point La vuelta de Rocha, this exhibition is an anthology of the neighborhood that explores how the meaning of identity is constructed and how it can mutate, adapt and even change urban cultural narratives from places Not coded. A labyrinthine journey between different historical moments and where files and artists converge in time.
The exhibition seeks to put in value the dialogue between different artistic institutions of La Boca, among them the Quinquela Martín Museum, the Ateneo Popular, the Historical Museum of La Boca, among others, offering a tentacular tour that helps us to see La Boca as A vast field of concepts. A territory where the various cultural manifestations continue to be the source of visual thought and local artistic practice.
The exhibition includes historical archives, photography, architecture, urban objects, iconic filmmaking of the neighborhood, street theater and an extensive documentation of social life in the Vuelta de Rocha that allow the spectator to reflect on various socio-political and modernization events that gave Shape to the neighborhood identity so characteristic of La Boca. More than 300 works that account for the cultural diversity, aesthetics and the imprint that the River and its Ribera leaves in the history of a city and that also highlight different problems and paradoxes.
For 20 years Proa has given a strong sense to the dissemination of culture and artistic practice in the Southern Zone, promoting urban development and reflection on the future of the community.
The exhibition is accompanied by multiple free education and outreach activities for children, youth and adults.