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Art for a changing world- Michelangelo Pistoletto and Katsuhiko Hibino at BIENALSUR 2019
Pía Dalesson
pia@comunidadpan.co

One of the goals of PAN is to promote and disseminate artistic and cultural practices for a constantly changing world that needs transformative and positive actions.

Community, interaction, territory, change, are some of the words that echo among the projects involved in BIENALSUR. Michelangelo Pistoletto and Katsuhiko Hibino are two exponents of this type of artistic intervention.

Michelangelo Pistoletto -Terzo Paradiso – Museo Quinquela Martin Crédito BIENALSUR

In the neighborhood of La Boca you can see the installation of the Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto,  one of the main artists of “art povera”, who was in Buenos Aires and made interventions in different parts of the city.

The work “Third Paradise”, made with colored plastic bottles intervened by boys and girls in the neighborhood, represents the mathematical symbol of infinity and serves as a surface garbage collection barrier in the waters of the Riachuelo.

In the center of this eight lying down, Pistoletto places a third circle, which combines, on the one hand, the nature of the human being and, on the other, the artificial paradise represented by technology. That central circle represents the need to find a solution to the crises and conflicts of today’s humanity.

For the second time, the Japanese artist Katsuhiko Hibino is part of the Bienalsur program. Until the end of August he will exhibit in the Sacred City of Quilmes, Tucumán, the works made by children of schools and artisans of that community, together with Japanese artists.

In this old pre-Hispanic settlement and last bastion of resistance against the Spaniards, the town was forced to move on foot to Buenos Aires.

Proyecto Turn- Katsuhiko Hibino- Museo Timoteo Navarro. Crédito BIENALSUR

With the slogan of bringing together artists, a traditional artisan technique and a community, the Japanese Sakioro weaving technique was worked in one workshop, and ceramic techniques in another, where a series of human clay figures were made (with land collected in Tucumán , but also in the Quilmes area of Buenos Aires) to represent “the walkers”, protagonists of the exile. The cooking was then carried out using ancestral techniques.

The artist will give a lecture on August 30 at 18.30 at the headquarters of MUNTREF Caseros (Valentín Gómez 4838),  Buenos Aires.

Organized by the National University of Tres de Febrero (UNTREF), the second edition of the International Biennial of Contemporary Art of South America takes place from May to November 2019 with the participation of more than 400 artists, who present their works in exhibitions Simultaneous, distributed in 43 cities in about twenty countries, through more than one hundred sites with which BIENALSUR works together and collaboratively.

Michelangelo Pistoletto -Terzo Paradiso – Museo Quinquela Martin Crédito BIENALSUR
Proyecto Turn- Katsuhiko Hibino- Museo Timoteo Navarro. Crédito BIENALSUR
Copia de Proyecto Turn- Katsuhiko Hibino- Museo Timoteo Navarro. Credito BIENALSUR
Proyecto Turn- Katsuhiko Hibino- Museo Timoteo Navarro. Credito BIENALSUR
Proyecto Turn- Katsuhiko Hibino- Museo Timoteo Navarro. Credito BIENALSUR
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