If you’re looking for a little bit of whimsey, Illustrator Diego Bianki’s exposition “Mi Hermosa Ciudad” will be on display at the Galería Granada through June 25th. The show marks the release of his latest book “Buenos Aires,” and more than 50 of his original works for the book will be on display.
The gallery will feature a series of collages constructed from paper that he literally collected from the streets of the city. The pieces were inspired by the poetry of César Fernández Moreno, Raúl González Tuñón, Ezequiel Martínez Estrada, Macedonio Fernández and Oliverio Girondo (among others) about the city. Bianki spent more than three years collecting material for the project, and says it started to become unmanageable as it took up more and more space in his small studio, forcing a very organized system of classification. The project itself began in 2001, in the midst of the economic crisis, and took ten “long winters” to complete.
You can see the result of Bianki’s short stint as a cartonero through the 25th of June. If you get the book, keep in mind that it arrives in a pizza box and is served alongside other surprising bits and pieces of paper (probably no pizza though).
Godoy Cruz 1644
Tuesday – Saturday from 3:00PM – 8:00PM
Through June 25th