Posted on June 5, 2011
To make ends meet, the Malba exposes Pettoruti 37 works, the great Argentine abstract painter. A selection of oils, watercolors and collages to rethink the great artist.
Must go back to 1924 and the gallery Witcomb Buenos Aires to find the controversial "foundational" Pettoruti time (1892-1971). The date refers to its first exhibition in Argentina after more than a decade of living in Europe and assimilate the Cubist and Futurist trends.
This year, the same in which it will be 40 years after his death, the Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (Malba) found the opportunity to organize an exhibition of 37 of his works that allow considering their mark on the national abstract art .
Until the 27th of this month, "Pettoruti and abstract art 1914-1949" aims to summarize in 37 works (including paintings, collages and watercolors) the artist's eye over a field of art that has rarely been the subject of several controversies . The idea is "to show what it was that he said, from his practice, about the problem of abstraction," he told the press the curator of the exhibition, Patricia Artundo.
Works and catalog
Among the works on display at the Malba include "Harmony, movement, space", "Centripetal Force", "Cosas de village", "City Country", "Still Life" and "Shadows." In addition, the museum has published A bilingual catalog of 120 pages including two curatorial essays.