Artist Gastón Pérsico has created a name for himself with his ability to bring together a combination of distinctive elements in his work. Music, literature, night life, and friendship are all themes frequently used by the self identified graphic designer. After researching modern culture, he built a body of work that establishes new links between different sectors of life in an attempt to create something entirely new with its own distinct meaning.
Now, following form with the exhibits he presented in Rio de Janeiro, Madrid, Santiago and New York, his latest project is coming to the Latin American Art Museum of Buenos Aires (MALBA). The exhibit is called La música es mi casa (“Music is my home”) and Pérsico is demonstrating how sound interacts with other artistic mediums, like visual arts, poetry and music. Far from creating a disco-like atmosphere, the showcase provides sensory input in an attempt to get visitors thinking about perception on a larger more existential scale.
The main focus is an audio recording where three voices can be heard reciting the lyrics in Spanish from a house music DJ-set, without any music. The experiment clearly links the club setting and poetry; The experiment appears to try to link a club like atmosphere with poetry, having bodies make a statement using a language built on movement, dance and intentionally empty spaces. The other two central features of the exhibit are a series performance art from special guests (called “Featuring“) and two books that display both the texts of the soundtrack and the theoretical texts of the invited artists.
Although the voices are without doubt the main event, multiple sculptures provide just the right feeling, all related in someway to the concept of home, clubs, rehearsal rooms or concerts.
Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA) | Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415
Now until July 2nd. More details about the guest artists here.
Thursdays to Mondays (and public holidays) from 12 PM to 8 PM. Wednesday from 12 PM to 9 PM. Closed on Tuesdays (even if the Tuesday falls on a public holiday.)
General tickets are AR $100.
AR $50 if you go on a Wednesday.