Opening October 27th 12h
Visitas: from Monday to Saturday from 12am to 8pm.
The Teacher's Pencil (1936) is the title of the work by Emilio Pettoruti included in the collection of the Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes. This work by one of the key artists in the modern narrative of the history of Argentine art becomes an illustrative object for reflecting on some of the itineraries of modern art in our country. It is set at the intersection of two plastic traditions: that of an abstracting geometry that dominates the composition and that of a naturalistic figuration, which can be identified in the way in which the pencil is treated.
This exhibition, based on a limited selection of works from the MPBA and MUNTREF collections, represents, through Pettoruti's work and the presence of these two expressive trends in the pieces of different twentieth-century artists, an attempt to trace some of our country's art history itineraries.
This brief curatorial essay seeks to engage in a dialogue with other gazes on collections such as those showcased at the Castagnino Museum in Rosario and the Caraffa Museum in Córdoba, which seek to offer clues for the construction of other possible narratives in a counterpoint with some works of contemporary art.
Diana B. Wechsler
This exhibition is presented at BIENALSUR 2021 with the support of the Subsecretaría de Políticas Culturales de la Provincia de Buenos Aires, Ministerio de Producción, Ciencia e Innovación Tecnológica, Gobierno de la Provincia de Buenos Aires.
Photo: Memorias del zaguán 1-10