Now, 20 years after his death, the first solo exhibition of his work comes to the UK. Un arte a realizar (named after his 1968 declaration of artistic intent) demonstrates his lifelong concerns with political and artistic freedom, on the part of both artist and viewer: speaking out increasingly strongly against the injustices of the Argentinian military junta, while simultaneously making art that defies ready interpretation out of everyday objects.
The retrospective includes artworks and documents from Vigo's life: original photographs of his 'useless machines', mail art-based political commentary on Latin American life and US foreign policy, and his famous sculptural piece Poemas Matematicos (In)Comestibiles, made from welded sardine cans.
Un arte a realizar is at Richard Saltoun now.
|What||Edgardo Antonio Vigo: Un arte a realizar (An art in becoming), Richard Saltoun|
|Where||Richard Saltoun, 111 Great Titchfield Street, London, W1W 6RY | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Great Portland Street (underground)|
03 Apr 17 – 19 May 17, Monday – Friday, 10am – 6pm
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