Opening: September 25th - 2 p.m.
Visits: Saturdays and Sundays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. It is known that green is greener if it is next to red and vice versa. Studies on colour have shown, among other things, its relative conditions. The same applies when analyzing the relationship between forms, their interactions with one another and with the space they inhabit. These elements, basic and complex at the same time in their multiplying variety of effects, constitute Carola Zech's materials. She works in a modular fashion, constructing pieces in which the trace of her hand or the emotional gesture is diluted in a quest to come closer to an industrial production. She constructs spaces in the encounter of myriad geometric shapes and colours. She establishes presences that virtually perforate walls, ceilings or floors and installs powerful directions that cross empty places to give rise to other volumes, to shut off or expand the space. Her work becomes fully immersed in human issues when she asks: can we learn to live and resist on a damaged planet and create new bonds with our surroundings?
The invitation to intervene the garden of the German Embassy in Argentina is a new opportunity to attempt some answers. Randomness and nature in tension with artistic production are two of the dimensions brought into play. The interaction between them, as well as between the subjects who walk through this redesigned space, will lead to experiences that allow us to move from curiosity to surprise, from play to reflection.
Zech's works reformulate the space, illuminate the architecture and interfere with the garden, now turned into a new, altered space in which to focus - among other things - on the impact of the action of some aspects on others and of all of them on the natural and cultural environment in which we live together, for as we know, space is also social and always under construction. Diana B. Wechsler
Photo: Como el viento, Carola Zech (2020).