Tuesday, October 29, 2019

art-blogarte, Leandro Katz (2018), Diego Melero (2017/18), Alberto Mendez (2018), Carla Ray (2017) and Alejandro Thornton (2017), Argentina

I was at the 2019 New York Art Book Fair the other month and came across this one table which had a bunch of really cool accordions, and of course I snapped them up for the blog.

I'd never heard of this organization from Argentina before, but on their web-site they state that:

The civil association arte-blogarte is a non-profit entity with legal status since 2009. We embrace the idea that art is as attractive and captivating as it is deeply useful and necessary. We seek in the creators the material of our continuous improvement. Our main interest is the ideas and the ways in which they crystallize in the culture of our time.

On their table were the following series of accordions by a group of well established experimental Argentinian artists. All the accordions have a uniform length of 39 1/4" with individual pages 5 3/4" high and 4" in length. All appear to have been screenprinted. 

It's a fascinating grouping of works all of which are exploring the intersection of language, visuality, performativity, and the political in a variety of really interesting ways. 

Leandro Katz (b. 1938)

 10 pages, one-sided, unbound, signed, 2018, ed. 40

Diego Melero (b. 1960)

8 pages, one-sided with attached covers, signed, 2017/18, 
ed. 40

Alberto Mendez (b. 1966)

10 pages, double-sided with loose boards, signed, 2018, ed. 40.

Carla Rey

8 pages, one-sided with attached covers, signed, 2017, ed. P/9.

Alejandro Thornton (b. 1970)

10 pages, one-sided with loose boards, signed, 2017, ed. 40.

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