In the main booth:
Fernanda Laguna (1972)
Referred to as “Undoubtedly one of the most interesting artists in the Americas” (Artforum, December 2012), Fernanda Laguna is one of the most influential of her generation locally as well, due to her multidisciplinary approach that centers around the visual arts but includes bold poetry and novels, the creation of alternative exhibition and gathering spaces and a sustained and exemplary social practice. Her work is in the collections of Guggenheim Museum New York, Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires and MALBA, among others. In 2018 she will participate in Site Santa Fe and in Take me, I’m Yours curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist at Villa Medici, Rome.
Alberto Goldenstein (1954)
Currently presenting a retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires (MAMBA), Goldenstein has been a ground breaking figure for photography in Argentina. He has used photography as a way to capture a sense of estrangement towards the everyday, the surrounding urbanscapes and people. A highlight of his presentation at the fair are the original 2001 C-prints of his now iconic series Mar del Plata, portraying a resort city which condenses local utopias.
Lux Lindner (1965)
An emblematic figure of Buenos Aires underground and art scene for over two decades, Lindner’s visual production revolves around drawing: old style technical drawing, cartoons, comics. An erudite specializing in Argentina’s social history, literature and music, all of his works, while appearing cryptic or surrealistic, are in fact heavily encoded with references to political, cultural and personal situations. In 2013 MALBA (Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires) acquired over 120 of his drawings from 1989 to 2013. Lindner has also written and performed theater plays.
Amadeo Azar (1974)
Has been exploring the visual languages of Modernist art and design inasmuch as they incarnated a sense of possibility and Utopian future, and the manners Modernism was articulated in Latin America. Azar has exhibited at Fortabat Art Collection and National Endowment for the Arts in Buenos Aires; Drawing Center and Queens Museum, New York, among others. His works are in the collections of Deutsche Bank, New York, Banco Supervielle, Buenos Aires, Museum of Modern Art, Related Group, Miami; and many other public and private collections.
Rosana Schoijett (1976)
An established photographer, in her collages she revisits photography's tradition by abandoning the use of the camera, focusing instead on already printed photography. Renouncing digital manipulation, she reclaims the materiality of the encounter with the photographic image. Her source material comes from vintage artistic photography books from decades ago, printed on rich velvety papers. She laboriously cuts the pages up by hand with a surgical knife and stitches the fragments together building rich surfaces with a slight three-dimensionality. Landscapes and art history were frequent subjects of such books, while the reference is still clearly recognizable, they now appear as unexpected, surreal constructions.
Elba Bairon (1947)
Is one of the main living women sculptors in Argentina. Her work is characterized by its concentration and precision. The curator of her 2017 solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires wrote: “Elba Bairon’s works exist in an arrested time, frozen at the precise moment when they reach the perfect balance between tension and serenity. These figures, which play with curves and vanishing points, reexamine and re-invent the language of Classical and Modern sculpture, taking forms to their extreme of most simplicity. The whiteness of their surfaces, the clearness of their lines, even the absence of titles produce an effect: they resist language, they draw us to silence.” Bairon has been invited to participate in the 2018 edition of the Sao Paulo Biennial, Brazil.
Cabinet: Adriana Bustos
In this solo project Bustos continues her investigative and socially concerned approach to art making. The objective of Bustos current overarching project is to find new points of view, associations, and landscapes of cultural references useful in attempting to unravel the complex contemporary social and political circumstances. The installation is based on montage and juxtaposition of images from popular culture, anthropology, science from the past century, a strong political statement arises from such encounters. These images have been rendered in pencil or watercolor, sometimes left as photographs, they exist on nineteen shelves, which are individual works yet build a new meaning displayed together as an installation. Bustos has had a solo show at MUSAC, Museum of Contemporary Art of Castilla and León, Spain in 2017 and will have one at Fundación Klemm in Buenos Aires in 2018. Her works have been exhibited at Museum of Modern Art of Moscow; Cantor Art Center, Stanford University, 12 Istanbul Biennial, Magazin4 Bregenzer Kunstverein, Austria, among many other venues.