"How much does love weigh?”, a mega exhibition about love at the Recoleta Cultural Center

May 09, 2024 | nadiaevangelina

"How much does love weigh?”, many of us may have asked ourselves at some point in our lives. From this premise, this mega-exhibition brings together more than 60 artists from around the world who wonder about love. Curated by Daniel Fischer, the new exhibition at the emblematic Recoleta Cultural Center is much more than a simple collection of artworks; it is a space for introspection where love is examined, and it examines us from multiple perspectives.

Courtesy of Recoleta Cultural Center
With large-scale installations, paintings, sculptures, videos, textual fragments, photographs, and even pieces of jewelry, each work offers a unique window into the complexity of love. Through the selected works, the exhibition seeks to capture the very essence of love and explore its different manifestations, from nostalgia to unbridled passion. According to the curator, “Love and art are two ways to release the death drive. They help to calm anguish and to transcend on the path of life.”

The exhibition is organized into three cores: life, death, and spirituality. That said, love can be soft like a giant ball of wool, according to Teresa Pereda's work. Love can also be light like the sound of openwork papers shaken by the breeze in the courtyard, by Manuel Ameztoy; or a hammock waiting to be used by Alexandra Kehayoglou. For his part, Vicente Grondona depicted lovers charred by a kiss; Edgardo Giménez painted a paradise, and Marta Minujín, everything that happens on a multicolored mattress. It can also be sad, like the work that shocked Yuliana, Mar de lágrimas, by Pablo Suárez.

Teresa Pereda

Claudia Casarino

Pablo Lehmann and Pablo Suaréz
Nicola Costantino represents motherly love as something visceral. Some of that is also present in Charly Herrera's work, a mega-installation that is a tribute to her father, a florist. You can enter and discover details such as stamps, mirrors, and bottles. Fabiana Larrea threads words on a mural ñandutí to understand what love means. Inspired by the death of her father in a pandemic, a simple kiss may be what love is all about.

Good love, yes, sometimes hurts. In a painting, Daniel Garcia bids farewell to his beloved Gilda Di Crosta: he hides her portrait in a vase of flowers. Worse is not to have known love. In Débora Pierpaoli's work, there are two portraits united: she picks up an Eastern tradition of marrying in the cemetery the dead who have no family so that the souls do not perpetuate their loneliness.

Nicola Costantino

Nicolás García Uriburu

“How much does love weigh?” continues Daniel Fischer's curatorial proposal to explore universal but also contemporary themes through diverse languages and aesthetics, bringing together Argentine and international, contemporary and historical artists.

"How much does love weigh?”
Location: Recoleta Cultural Center, Junín 1930, C1113 CABA, Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Opening Date: 18th April 2024
End Date: -
Working hours: Tuesday-Friday: 1.30pm to 10pm
Saturday-Sunday: 11.15am to 10pm

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Carlos Alonso, Manuel Ameztoy, Amalia Amoedo,  Mónica van Asperen, Gabriel Baggio, Fabiana Barreda, Fabián Bercic, Antonio Berni, Delia Cancela, Claudia Casarino, Ailí Chen, Cynthia Cohen, Guillermo Conte, Nicola Costantino, Ángela Copello, Flavia Da Rin, Petu de Mareca, Celina Eceiza, Sara Facio, Yanina Faour, León Ferrari, Mónica Fierro, Juan Manuel Figueroa Aznar, Yiyú Finke, Ana Gallardo, Daniel García, Nicolás García Uriburu, Edgardo Giménez, Sara Goldman, Carlos Gorriarena, Vicente Grondona, Yuyo Gardiol, Carlos Herrera, Roberto Jacoby, Daniel Joglar, Alexandra Kehayoglou, Fernanda Laguna, Fabiana Larrea, Pablo Lehmann, Marcos López, Matilde Marín, Hernán Marina, Ulises Mazzucca, Paloma Mejía, Ad Minolitti, Marta Minujín, Alejandra Mizrahi, Margarita Paksa, Alberto Passolini, Teresa Pereda, Susana Pérez, Débora Pierpaoli, Liliana Porter, Claudia del Río, Silvia Rivas, Josefina Robirosa, Anatole Saderman, Soledad Sánchez Goldar, Jéssica Sandoval, Diana Schufer, Paula Senderowicz, Paola Sferco, Cindy Sherman, Paulina Silva Hauyon, Elisa Strada, Pablo Suárez, Mariana Tellería, Clorindo Testa, María Torcello, Paula Toto Blake and Luis Wells.

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