Argentinean artists Chiachio & Giannone —world-renowned for their textile work— have been invited by Isabel Croxatto, director of the gallery, to curate a group exhibition. The proposal is centered on the queer universe and gathers 20 artists from different perspectives and territories. CUIR is the Spanish term adopted as the exhibition´s title to convoke notions of family and affections. With practices in embroidery, photography, drawing, painting, video, and performance, the different artists engage in a dialogue based on transversally, generational crossing, and language experimentation, in a virtual staging that blends the domestic as well as playfulness and reality, in times of a necessary common encounter.
Aaron McIntosh | Catalina Schliebener | Chiachio & Giannone | Cristina Coll | Curtis Putralk | Federico Casalinuovo | Franco Melhose | Gabriel García Román | Joey Terrill | John Thomas Paradiso | Juvenal Barría | Matías de la Guerra | Marino Balbuena | Max Colby | Paloma Castillo | Rebecca Levi | Rodrigo Mogiz | Rodri & Lenny | Rubén Esparza | Sebastián Calfuqueo.
CUIR I, 2021Chiachio & Giannone ( Buenos Aires, Argentina)
For the exhibition, Chiachio & Giannone have created a series of two new textile mosaics named CUIR. These pieces are, in their own words, " A tribute to the LGTBIQA+ community, the party in the storm, the joy in the storm. Two heads emerging from swampy waters, united by their beards, holding a community, to carry the voices of those who do not have one."
TRANSITIONAL OBJECT STUDY SERIES, 2016Aaron McIntosh (Kingsport, United States, 1984)
UN MUCHACHO COMO YO, 2015Cristina Coll, (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1956)
I am a visual artist, and also, as people say, I do performance.
Gangbang, 2019-2020Marino Balbuena (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1965)Tufting gun machine embroidery with wool on tapestry
170 x 210 cm
Lxs padres y lxs hijxs o los Javieres y quienes ya no están, 2020Federico Casalinuovo (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1986)Hand-machine embroidery on canvas
90 x 110 cm
Banana, 2018Franco Mehlhose, (Laprida, Argentina, 1990)Digital photography
80 x 100 cm
Edition of 3 plus 1 artist's proof
Growing Sideways (details), 2016-2017Catalina Schliebener (Santiago, Chile, 1980)
My work seeks to create a third body, where the limits of the masculine-feminine, human-animal, animal-vegetable are lost, and bodies are transformed into complex machines that generate alliances with each other to affect each other.
More than narration or romantic stories, in my collages what you will find are small alliances, complicities, secret societies or lodges where different bodies affect or use each other.