Opening September 18th - 3 p.m.
Visits: Fridays from 10 am to 6 pm; Saturdays and Sundays from 11.30 am to 6 pm The exhibition A Turn with No Screw: Urban Imaginations results from the dialogue between the collection of the Museo Benito Quinquela Martín and works by contemporary artists selected through the BIENALSUR open call. The exhibition addresses the issue of "ways of inhabiting" by connecting works that represent utopias and failures of modernity in the area of La Boca. The promise of technological advance is embodied in a series of engravings by Quinquela Martín: a locomotive, a propeller, a clamp, a gear, and a crane rise above a seething mass of small bodies with no identity at the service of these emblems of progress. The guest artists focus their attention on the impact of this developmental drive on the environment and the urban way of life. Imaginary cities proliferate as possible alternatives, both in the historical and contemporary works. The housing problem and the pollution of the Riachuelo, two key issues in La Boca, trigger further reflections that resonate in the territory by operating between the local and the global. Benedetta Casini
Photo: Siesta, Facundo de Zuviría (2003)