Ways of seeing


The different "ways of seeing" of contemporary artists, an allusion to the enormous gravitation and importance that visual perception has in the way we relate to and interpret the world around us, is one of the thematic axes that structures BIENALSUR 2019, which from June to November 2019 will bring together different exhibitions encompassed in this issue.

This curatorial axis proposed by the curators of the biennial takes its name and pays tribute to the famous book by the British writer John Berger, born from the homonymous television program, in which the author decided to analyze how our ways of seeing affect the way of interpreting, that is, those poetic deviations that occur between words and images.

The exhibitions grouped in this thematic axis allude to the different modes of presentation and visual representation that contemporary artists create,  while appropriating historical models, they make their own version of them, build new ones and thus contribute to the construction and circulation of different "ways of seeing". 

Exhibitions of outstanding artists from different parts of the world will present their creations in the most diverse points of the cartography that makes up BIENALSUR;  this will take place from June to November in more than one hundred headquarters in 20 countries of 43 cities, where the exhibitions included in "Modes of seeing" in headquarters in Buenos Aires, Rosario, San Juan, Tucumán, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Spain and Australia stand out.

The curatorial axes that give shape to BIENALSUR are defined after the open call of free theme, in which more than 5200 projects were received from different countries throughout the world.

Once the proposals received have been analysed, the BIENALSUR curatorial team delimits the central axes deployed in each edition and that will be extended from June to November 2019 in multiple exhibition spaces distributed in the twenty participating countries, with the premise of bringing the general public closer to the most diverse contemporary artistic manifestations.