During two sessions of two hours each, Gabriel Baggio will learn to carve a flower in wood from a carpenter and wood carver. The performance takes place in the context of learning different crafts such as marquetry, crochet knitting, use of the sewing machine, sweeping of metal sheets to make copper pots, food from different cultures and a lift fishing net, among others.
In an increasingly specialized and media-influenced world, the fascination for the handicraft of certain activities goes beyond the purely aesthetic, where artists honor the manual ability of some people to develop their own resources for survival. This is not a post-modern retro movement, nor the preservation of near-extinct traditions, but a redemption of the potential that is hidden in certain things that seem dead or obsolete. It is about highlighting certain forms of alternative existence that can counteract the speed and anomie present in the dominant culture.
The audience will get to observe the process of learning a craft and interact both with Baggio and the master carver.
Dates: May 11 and 12
Time: 6 pm
Venue: Colección de Arte Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat
Free admission / Limited capacity
Coproduced by Colección de Arte Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat
Gabriel Baggio 1974, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
He lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
He is a visual artist. His work focuses on domestic traditions, the revival and transformation of family tales and their legacy. He graduated from the National School of Fine Arts Prilidiano Pueyrredón (1998). He was awarded the Prize for Artists under 35 granted by the 60th Salón Nacional de Rosario (2006), the First Prize of the Klemm Award to Visual Arts (2009) and the Great Honorable Award of the UADE National Painting Contest (2012). He was invited by the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México to participate in Perfomagia'07. He earned a scholarship from Unesco-Aschberg to attend the Residency Program at the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin, (2003-2004) and from TriangleArt Trust to participate in the Hong Kong International Artist´s Workshop, China (2005). His individual and group exhibits include: Soberanía del uso. Apropiaciones de lo cotidiano en la escena contemporánea (Espacio de Arte de Fundación OSDE, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2014); Entre el retorno y la partida (Contemporary Art Musuem of La Plata, La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina 2012); Últimas tendencias II (Buenos Aires Musuem of Modern Art, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2012); Elogios de la profanación (Fundación Klemm, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2011); About Change (World Bank, Washington DC, United States, 2011-2012); Fuga versátil (Fundación PROA, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2011); Tales of Resistance and Change (Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany, 2010); Narrativas inciertas (Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2010); Picante de pollo (Malba, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2008); Majadito de carne (Centro Simón I. Patiño, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, 2008); Bollitos pelones (Centro de Arte Lía Bermúdez, Maracaibo, Venezuela, 2008); Mac Vazio (MAC at Niterói, Río de Janeiro, Brasil, 2007); Desprendimientos (Museum of Contemporary Art of Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina 2007); and ¿Cómo como? (Saint-Hyacinthe Exhibit Center, Montreal, Canada, 2006). He participated in the Biennial of the Americas (Denver, United States, 2010).