20 September 2019 > 27 September 2019

Videogallery.Eduardo Stupía. Film screening

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On the occasion of its participation in the Bienalsur, MAXXI focuses on the Argentinian artist Eduardo Stupía and in particular on his work Inmigrant Ulysses. A graphic fantasy

By activating and carrying out the conceptual assumptions of Bienalsur, Stupía’s movie reviews Ulysses’voyage through images, sounds, and texts.

The counterpoint of audio visual and literary elements and the heterogeneous confluence of materials and iconographies are tools used by Stupía to tackle the issues of immigration and exile. The triggering of a series of analogies, metaphors and resonances accompanies the turbulent journey of the hero that is told in kaleidoscopic form with the help of texts by Daniel Samoilovich, music by Pablo Ortiz, and visual technology and the editing by Julián D ‘Angiolillo and Daniela Seggiaro.

Friday 20 September the artist meets the audience to talk about his work and his participation in the Bienalsur – Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporàneo de América del Sur.

Photo © video stills:
 Ulysses the immigrant. A graphic fantasy, 2019.

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Eduardo Stupía

Nato nel 1951 a Buenos Aires, dove vive e lavora, Eduardo Stupía è una figura di riferimento dell’arte contemporanea argentina. Riconosciuto soprattutto per il disegno su grande scala, l’artista ha ottenuto entrambi i premi più rappresentativi dell’arte argentina (Gran Premio del Salón Nacional e il Gran Premio del Salón Municipal Manuel Belgrano).
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Born in Buenos Aires, where he currently lives and works, in 1951, Eduardo Stupía is a point of reference for Argentinian contemporary art. The artist, who is best known for large-scale drawings, has won the two most representative prizes of Argentinian Art (Gran Premio del Salón Nacional and Gran Premio del Salón Municipal Manuel Belgrano). From 1973 onwards, Stupía has presented his work on the occasion of personal exhibitions in cities such as Buenos Aires, Valencia, Rosario, Sao Paulo, Punta del Este, Montevideo, London and Paris. 2012 saw him take part in the 30th Sao Paulo Biennale. In recent years, he has worked on the audio-visual adaptation of texts such as Gallos y huesos (2012, Centro de Experimentación del Teatro Colón- Buenos Aires); Teatro Martín Fierro (2015, CETC, Teatro Colón); Maizal del gregoriano (CETC, Teatro Colón-Ciclo Antidiáspora, 2016), and El sueño de Úrsula (Centro Cultural Kirchner, 2017).