February 19, 2018
The Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art, a dependency of the Ministry of Culture of the City of Buenos Aires Government, will open La Menesunda según Marta Minujín on October 8.
Fifty years after the historic ambient installation created in May of 1965 by Minujín and Rubén Santantonín at the Torcuato Di Tella Institute’s Visual Arts Center, the Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art becomes the setting and witness to its faithful reconstruction, which will be on display in a 400-square-meter space in the Museum’s ground floor.
La Menesunda según Marta Minujín reasserts the contemporary topicality of the material, sensorial, and symbolic relationships that made the work possible in 1965. The experience broke with the decade’s visual languages, and over the course of half a century it acquired new meanings and readings that made it a key feature of the Argentine cultural imagination. The experience proposed by the museum points towards a rethinking of the legendary charge of the original work, with the 2015 reconstruction inviting viewers to read the past in new ways while sparking reflections and sensations in a contemporary context.
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