"La Casona de los Olivera" Exhibition Centre is made
up of ten exhibition rooms of different sizes and character, with
general cold light and specific halogenous fittings. The space is
co managed by neighbours and the Government of the Autonomous Buenos
The Exhibition Centre is housed in a restored XVlll c. villa in
the midst of the grounds of the Parque Avellaneda (Avellaneda Park),
40 hectares large, in the Southwest of the Autonomous Buenos Aires
There is also a 50-seat projection room technologically fitted with
a cannon projector and a rack to be able to work in DVD, DVCam,
VHS and SVHA formats, JBL Surround sound system. This room is used
show films, Video art, Digital Animation and for Net Art presentations.
Basic outlines of the initiative
The Casona de los Olivera has become as an irradiation centre in
the South West area of the new contemporary art tendencies, holding
shows both by well known and by upcoming artists of Buenos Aires
and of other Argentine provinces, as well as exhibitions by foreign
Project: II Bienal of Contemporary Drawing
Introduction: Hegel described artistic form as the sensible
outcome of an idea, because of its instantaneity one could introduce
drawing as the most qualified basic language to do so.
This immediate quality of drawing brings to light the rapid changes
in style of the historical early XX c. avant-gardes. Vassily Kandinsky,
in his lessons on "Analytical Drawing", proposes this
medium to achieve the "exact look" and for a constructive
organization of the image. That "exact look" (innere Sicht)
is meant to achieve an inner or interior view that relates to Paul
Klee's concept of "interior landscapes".
This approach establishes two tendencies in drawing: giving up the
more or less mimetic representation of the world of things and the
analysis of their own formal components.
Marcel Duchamp and his development of an art based on ideas may
lead, perhaps, to a definition of contemporary drawing, that has
become a principal structural instrument and substantial part of
Drawing has recorded a formal evolution, as well as found the means
that has allowed it to achieve a specific rank in contemporary art,
an intellectual and sensitive example with its own positions and
Background: The I Contemporary Drawing Biennial, held in 2001,
was international in character with artists from Brazil, England,
the US and Holland.
I am considering working for the second edition with Latin American