BIENALSUR 2019 in Italy, France and Colombia as of September


BIENALSUR 2019, the second edition of the cultural event of contemporary art from Argentina to the world, continues to deploy in September its unique cartography with outstanding artistic proposals that shorten the distances between the cities of La Paz, Buenos Aires, Paris, Rome and Cúcuta. Organized by the Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero (UNTREF), the biennial unfolds across the globe, simultaneously, until November, with exhibitions of 400 artists in more than one hundred venues - with which it works jointly and collaboratively, in 43 cities in 20 countries. 

In September, the International Biennial of Contemporary Art of South America presents the exhibition "Frictions" (Fricciones)  in a new venue in the Bolivian capital; in Buenos Aires the New York filmmaker Lynne Sachs will give a lecture and the Swiss institute IOIC - Institute of Incoherent Cinematography will present an unmissable audiovisual experience; the Argentine artists Pablo Reinoso and Hugo Aveta will be present in Paris and Eduardo Stupía in Rome with "Ulises inmigrant. A graphic fantasy". At the end of the month, in Cúcuta (Colombia), the second edition of the outstanding project “Together Apart – International Meeting of Art, Thought and Borders”  ("Juntos Aparte - Encuentro Internacional de Arte, Pensamiento y Fronteras") will take place, with the participation of more than 50 authors from 20 countries. 


On September 7, at 3pm, ArtexArte - Fundación Alfonso y Luz Castillo will inaugurate the associated exhibition “Fragile life (variations on the intimate” ("La vida frágil (variaciones sobre lo íntimo)" ), a collective exhibition that explores intimacy, perhaps one of the last folds in which the contemporary subject achieves his own protection and recognition. Curated by Jorge Zuzulich (ARG) and works by Bill Viola (USA), Pipilotti Rist (CHE), Martha Wilson (USA), Damián Anache (ARG), Piren Benavidez Ortiz (ARG), Quío Binetti (ARG), Graciela Cassel (ARG), Cecilia Catalin (ARG), Chiachio & Giannone (ARG), Alejandra Correa (URY), Viviana Debicki (ARG), María Laura Domínguez (ARG), El Niño Rodríguez (ARG), Agustina Crespo / Juan Cerono - Evu / Ensamble Vocal of the Bachelor’s Degree in Music of the  Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero (UNTREF) (ARG), Pola Ezker (ARG), Juan Manuel Fiuza (ARG), Juli Jons (ARG), Eduardo Médici (ARG), Daniel Merle (ARG), Diana Schufer (ARG), Lucía Von Sprecher (ARG) and Dolores Zorreguieta (ARG). 


On September 10 at 19 hours at the National Museum of Art in La Paz “Frictions” (Fricciones”  will be inaugurated curated by BIENALSUR Fernando Farina (ARG) and Juan Fabbri (BOL) and with works of artists such as José Ballivián (BOL), Ivan Cáceres (BOL), Claudia Coca (PER), Ayrson Heráclito (BRA), Enrique Ježik (ARG/MEX), Yola Mamani (BOL), Marcelo Masagão (BRA), Beatriz Millón Sánchez (MEX), José Carlos Romero (ARG), Graciela Sacco (ARG), Mariela Scafati (ARG), Antonio Turok (MEX/USA).

The exhibition is presented as an essay that takes Bolivia as its starting point, crossed by a colonial past that deeply marked the bodies and memories and reflects on the mechanisms of domination and marginalization that subsist for racial, ethnic or nationality reasons, in different sectors of the population of other countries in the region. 


On September 11 at 5pm at the MUNTREF Headquarters Immigrant Hotel will take place "My body, your body, our bodies: somatic cinema at home and in the world", a conference and screenings of filmmaker Lynne Sachs (New York) in the context of the exhibition May this time be different from Martha Rosler, for which a free public reference library with feminist content was created.

The next day, starting at 7pm, Xirgu Espacio UNTREF will host “Cinema and music:  Adventures of Silent cinema – IOIC South America Tour” ("Cine y música: Aventuras del cine mute - IOIC South America Tour"), an audiovisual experience as part of a tour of Chile, Argentina and Brazil by the Swiss Institute of Incoherent Cinematography for celebrating its tenth anniversary. 

A selection of science fiction films will be screened that explore the fantastic world of the most modern technologies, as other ethnographic and documentary films on the margin of the civilized world, reports of expeditions and trips, the conquest of places as remote as the South Pole, Mount Everest or the planet Mars, and experimental films that examine the dreamlike character of the modern medium. All these films are presented with live bands of international musicians of various genres, from jazz and improvised music, to post-rock, electronics and contemporary experimental music. 

The festival is part of the program  COINCIDENCIA - Cultural Exchanges Switzerland-South America - of the Swiss Foundation for Culture Pro Helvetia.