Eduardo Basualdo

CasiNo | Sentido Único

solo show

May 18 — June 17 2017






Galeria Luisa Strina presents Eduardo Basualdo’s second solo exhibition. The artist occupies both gallery rooms, each with a distinct exhibition.
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In Room 1, Basualdo presents the project “CasiNo”, an installation produced specifically for the gallery premises. “CasiNo” gathers pieces that share an outlook of uncertainty and speculation. The works are exercises, equations of dubious verification about the state of time. Unstable prognostics of everyday happening. The most urgent issue ‘How to get out of here?’ only leads to other, more elementary, ‘Where are we?’.
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Room 2, meanwhile, houses the project “Sentido Único” (One Way), created for the exhibition “The Travelling Show” at the Fundación Jumex, Mexico City, in 2010. This exhibition was curated by Adriano Pedrosa and focused on trips, travels, expeditions, displacements and cartographies. The installation is pervaded by the idea of stillness and permanence as a movement recognition strategy. Domestic movements are placed in perspective with the orbits of stars. The project includes kinetic sculptures, objects and drawing in a space in the shadows, lit up by the works themselves.
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The work of Eduardo Basualdo (Buenos Aires, 1977) explores space as an elastic concept. In some cases his work refers to the human condition as awareness confined within a body and, in others, as bodies subjected to the rules of architecture. There is an intention in his art to dialogue with the principle of reality and the concept of limit.
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Recent solo exhibitions include: “Eter”, Galeria Ruth Benzacar, Buenos Aires (2016); “Incisivo”, PSM Gallery, Berlin (2016); Musée d’Art Contemporain de Rochechouart, France (2013) and “Testigo”, Galeria Luisa Strina (2013).
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Among the group exhibitions that have featured his works are: “The End of Ending”, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington (2016); All the World’s Futures” / 56th Venice Biennale (2015); “My Buenos Aires”, la maison rouge, Paris (2015); “La Isla”, Gwangju Biennale, South Korea (2014); “Theory (The Head of Goliath)”, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2014); “The Silence of the Sirens”, Lyon Biennale (2011); “The Traveling Show”, Fundación Jumex, Mexico City (2010).
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His work also features in the following collections: Hirshhorn Museum; Musée d’Art Contemporain de Rochechouart; Musée d’Art Contemporain de Lyon; Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal; CiFo Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation.

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