GIAN PAOLO MINELLI Chicas diptych, 2003 From the series: Zona Sur. Barrio Piedrabuena C-print 80 x 210 cm © the artist (File: FKV_Tales of Resistence_Paolo Minelli_Chicas_2003)

From the 20th of August to the 31st of October 2010 – Frankfurter Kunstverein art centre
The Frankfurter Kunstverein and the Embassy of Argentina in Germany present the exhibition “Tales of Resistance and Change. Artists from Argentina” produced by the Organizing Committee for the participation of the Argentine Republic as Guest of Honour at the 2010 Frankfurt International Book Fair (COFRA).
The exhibition presents works by twelve contemporary Argentine artists and artist groups that conceive their socio-political environments as a field for reflection and action. Starting from a diversity of contexts, their works are to be understood as processes of research in which the present, traditions and recent history are combined. The geopolitical complexity of the country influences these productions in which urban and rural rhythms, immigrant and native heritage, transformations and political conflicts are perceived.
“After the economic crisis of 2001–the curator, Rodrigo Alonso, points out–Argentine artists started to question and examine their reality reactivating critical practices that had been inactive during the previous neoliberal period. Some of them interacted with the new political militancy, others approached several communities and others created social inclusion projects with sectors of the population that had been particularly affected by the financial conflict”.
The exhibition deals with a variety of cultural and social situations by showing the production of artists, self-management groups and social inclusion projects that frequently go beyond ordinary artproduction. It shows a succinct but significant prospect of the little-known artistic production of Argentina.
“Tales of Resistance and Change. Artists from Argentina” presents the works of the following groups and artists: Ananké Asseff, Gabriel Baggio, Eloísa Cartonera, Sebastián Díaz Morales, Florencia Levy, Gabriela Golder, Mónica Millán, Gian Paolo Minelli, Proyecto Nido, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Tomás Saraceno, Taller Popular Serigrafia (TPS).

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