EXHIBITIONS OPENING OF “AS ON EARTH AS IN HEAVEN” BY THE ARTIST MARCELO TOLEDO

EXHIBITIONS OPENING OF “AS ON EARTH AS IN HEAVEN” BY THE ARTIST MARCELO TOLEDO
EXHIBITIONS OPENING OF “AS ON EARTH AS IN HEAVEN” BY THE ARTIST MARCELO TOLEDO

The Provincial Institute of Culture and the “Dr. Juan R. Vidal” Museum of Fine Arts will hold the opening of the exhibition “As on Earth as in Heaven” by the artist Marcelo Toledo on Friday, July 5 at 8 p.m. The exhibition can be visited in the José Negro room of the Museum. For this reason, that same day, at 11 a.m., a press conference will be held to provide details of the exhibition.

About the exhibition, Rodrigo Alonso says: “Under the title ‘As on Earth as in Heaven’, Marcelo Toledo presents a set of works and artistic interventions that visually dialogue with the architecture of the Museum. Using materials of diverse kinds – hard and soft, natural and artificial, heavy and ethereal – the artist establishes a game of plastic and conceptual relationships that transfigure the spaces they occupy, promoting, at the same time, a reflection on our ephemeral and earthly condition.”

“Many of the pieces on display here were conceived and created during the recent pandemic, while the skies and the ground rested from the siege of human beings,” he adds.

Toledo used its primordial properties to think of a different alliance with the planet that shelters us. A powerful textile installation brings together these ideas. In it, browns, oranges and reds form a metaphorical terroir that expands from a waterfall of blues, sky blues and whites, colours of this territory, but also of the air and water that give and return to life permanently. “We are not the same after the storm, nor are we the same after crossing a sea,” says the author.

The textiles are made from natural fibres, chaguar threads made by the Wichi communities of Chaco and Formosa, and llama yarn from the Warmi weaving factory, a group of empowered women from Jujuy who shear and spin sustainably.

The textiles were made through inclusive and participatory work with a group of weavers. The metal frameworks are the usual material in Marcelo Toledo’s works.

The masks and various metallic textiles celebrate other aspects of life: imagination, freedom and above all, diversity.

Museum hours: Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. / 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. / 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

 
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