ANTHONY MCCALL & MISCHA KUBALL “EL ALEPH”

NEWSText: Satsuki Miyanishi

Works from British artist Anthony McCall (UK, 1946) will be exhibited for the first time in Argentina. The exhibit “El Aleph” proposes site specifics installations from Anthony McCall and German artist Mischa Kuball at Faena Art Center.

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Despite its conceptual and formal rigor, McCall always creates an open, public, space where viewers can move around, interact with the work, enter the beam of light and modify its appearance. In parallel, the work presented by Mischa Kuball “space – speech – speed” shows thousands of moving light reflections.

The exhibition theme is centered on the temporary and proposes the presentation of art works constructed by light in reference to the story “The Aleph” by Jorge Luis Borges. This proposal is not only a tribute to an icon of the twentieth century world literature, but also suggests a number of crucial issues in aesthetics as the transformation of a literary space into a physical space, the management of metaphors and symbols in both genders and different degrees of abstraction in the arts, or the meaning of the immateriality of light.

Anthony McCall & Mischa Kuball “El Aleph”
Date: September 1st – October 31st, 2013
Opening hours: 12:00 – 19:00
Closed on Tuesday – Friday
Place: Faena Art Center
Address: Aimé Paine 1169, Faena Art District, Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires
Tel: +54 11 4010 9233
http://www.faenaartscenter.org

Text: Satsuki Miyanishi

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