One Hundred Roads in a Single Day

Cien caminos en un solo día | 2023 | Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires | Argentina

One Hundred Roads in a Single Day
Urban Dystopias Post-2001

In a suburban landscape created especially for this exhibition by Luciana Lamothe (Mercedes, Province of Buenos Aires, 1975), the works of more than twenty Argentinian artists from different backgrounds at different points in their career reflect the vitality of the creative response to the social, economic and political crisis that struck Argentina in 2001. In that pivotal year, a new generation of artists set out to explore the city in search of art that could rise out of the rubble. Memories of the city became matter, experience and stories, giving substance to a poetics of waste and pollution that transforms violence into new ways of inhabiting and making sense of the environment. Both hostile and playful, vandalistic and constructive, Luciana Lamothe’s work balances sensations of fragility, empowerment and poetic creativity. Her sculptures and installations provide a context and setting that mutates and expands into a stage for a set of artists moulded by the forces that dominated Argentina in the 2000s. In One Hundred Roads in a Single Day, a curved Surface weaves along, breaks off and continues as it accommodates objects, installations, sculptures, videos, paintings and photographs. In addition to works on loan and new pieces made for this exhibition, several of the artworks belong to the Museo Moderno collection.

The routine of wandering through the city also produced new and unexpected ways of establishing relationships between images. This is why the exhibition title is taken from Excursiones, the cult album released in 1999 by the legendary Argentine singer, actress and writer Rosario Bléfari (Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, 1965 – Santa Rosa, La Pampa, 2020) with her band Suárez. Bléfari’s songs, simple, forthright and open to adventure, go well with the artworks in the exhibition, which seek to delve into the present in search of ‘a hundred roads’ to explore.

Cien caminos en un solo día | 2023 | Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires | Argentina
Cien caminos en un solo día | 2023 | Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires | Argentina
Cien caminos en un solo día | 2023 | Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires | Argentina
Cien caminos en un solo día | 2023 | Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires | Argentina
Cien caminos en un solo día | 2023 | Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires | Argentina
Cien caminos en un solo día | 2023 | Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires | Argentina
Cien caminos en un solo día | 2023 | Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires | Argentina
Cien caminos en un solo día | 2023 | Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires | Argentina
Cien caminos en un solo día | 2023 | Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires | Argentina

Cien caminos en un solo día | 2023

Artists: Nicanor Aráoz, Daniel Basso, Facundo Belén, Belleza y Felicidad Fiorito, Flavia Da Rin, Diego Bianchi, Eugenia Calvo, Paula Castro, Cynthia Cohen, Clara Esborraz, Tomás Espina, Mariana Ferrari, Diego Figueroa, Graciela Hasper, Carlos Herrera, Juliana Iriart, Irina Kirchuk, Luciana Lamothe, Martín Legón, Mariana López, Valentina Liernur, Tomás Maglione, Verónica Meloni, Clorindo Testa

Curator: Jimena Ferreiro

Staging: Luciana Lamothe

Production coordination: Iván Rösler

Production: María Venancio y Martina Estelí

Exhibition view: Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires | Argentina

Ph: Catalina Romero / Fotografía de obra