Arte Factum/Fictions: Viviana Zargón
In Viviana Zargón´s artworks the borders are changeable and the viewer confuses the lines between fiction and reality, and between photography and painting, even if there are signs that warn of mimetic illusion that leads us to question the act of representation and its subjective social crossings. In the sixties, Gerhard Ritcher had already thrown us to a gray area where painting is dominated by photography and replicated it in fascinating portraits. But in the fictional paintings of old industries that Zargon installs, the lie of the representation reaches the status of an ontological truth: it reveals the fading out of the great stories of progress and frustration of what was not accomplished for those who live in the XXI century. What remains is the conceptual and visual pleasure of the deconstructions and the space of imagination that expands the reality through the potential of our fictions. As Ritcher once said, “The ability to believe is our outstanding quality, and only art adequately translates it into reality”.
Focus Locus: a space for contemporary photography at Aluna Art Foundation
Aluna Curatorial Collective will reopen its space dedicated to photography, with a personal exhibition by Argentinian artist VIVIANA Viviana Zargón. Focus Locus worked for a year in a single room at the Aluna’s Miami Dowtown Gallery, featuring exhibitions by artists like Ernesto Oroza, María Martínez Cañas, Raúl Cañibano and Cristóbal Herrera. The inauguration of Focus Locus will take place on June 13 at 7:00 pm. A series of lectures and workshops on contemporary photography will be taught at the gallery, as well as an exchange exhibition program with Punctum (Mexico DF), an alternative art and photography space directed by curators Juan Antonio Molina and Mabe Guzmán