GRACIELA SACCO | M2:TA
This new series, named for the maximum tension per square meter, is part of the M2 project that the artist has been developing since 2007. Exploring physical as well as symbolic limits is one of the foundations of research in our modern world. The right to possess any space on this planet, however minimal, is essential to allowing individuality. But what is the minimum which would not hinder our thoughts, feelings or actions? Might this have been the issue that motivated the artist to choose the title, somehow implying that physical proximity can contamínate even a figurative independence?
Sacco is a photographer, video and installation artist. She has represented Argentina at several biennials including the Venice Biennale of 2001. Her work has been included in major exhibitions around the world. She was born in Argentina and lives and works in Spain.
Project Room: MIKE SWANEY
My work stems from an on-going, sociological investigation into human behavior. Habit, awkwardness, coincidence, embarrassment, mundane objects, funny words, and subtle absurdity in quotidian life are factors which inform my art tremendously. In searching for a meeting point between the rituals of ancient civilizations and the everyday rituals of our contemporary, digital life, I examine how one can influence and evolve the perception of the other. The relationship between painting and performance art is fundamental to my practice. I am fascinated by the possibility of performance as a static object.
Originally from Canada, Swaney now lives and works in Barcelona. His work has been exhibited internationally in Barcelona, Copenhagen, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Tokyo, Toronto and Vancouver. In 2008 he participated in the Fountainhead Residency in Miami.