MALBA presents the first anthological exhibition of work by Jorge Macchi (Buenos Aires, 1963) held in Argentina. The show, which encompasses twenty-five years of production (1990 to the present), includes nearly sixty works in an array of formats (works on paper, videos, paintings, photographs, and installations) from private and public collections in Argentina, Spain, Portugal, and the United States.
Artist(s) Jorge Macchi
Venue Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires
Photography Pablo Jantus/arsomnibus
Curated by Agustín Pérez Rubio, the show is organized around different thematic clusters that encompass the artist‘s cartographies, works made from newspaper clippings, installations where time stands still and optical effects shatter reality, pictorial phantasmagorias, and video installations in which music plays a key role. The title of the exhibition Perspectiva [Perspective]—chosen to replace the word ―retrospective‖—suggests a pre- sent vision of the artist‘s past experiences. On a formal level, the word makes reference to the reproduction of form and how objects are manifested before our eyes. The term is related to a constant in Macchi‘s work: the tendency of the real to come apart and the fictional nature of the signs that people the world.
Jorge Macchi was born in 1963 in Buenos Aires. He studied art at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes Prilidi- ano Pueyrredón while taking studio art classes with Marino Santa María and studying piano with Elsa Galante. In 1986 and 1987, he formed part of the Grupo de la X. In 1998, he participated in the Taller de Experi- mentación Escénica organized by the Fundación Antorchas. Pursuant to that experience, and through 2005, he worked intensively in set design. In 2000, he was awarded the Premio Banco de la Nación Argentina and, in 2001, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship for the project Buenos Aires Tour.