The road to gold, by Sergio Baur

Sergio Baur is a Professor of History and a career diplomat. He is a number academic of the National Academy of Fine Arts. He was an adjunct professor at the Chair of Latin American History I at the University of Belgrano and cultural management abroad at the National Foreign Service Institute. He has taught courses and seminars at academic institutions in Argentina, Spain, the US and Egypt. In the field of diplomacy, he focused on promoting Argentine culture abroad. He was Curator of the Argentine Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2019 and Director of Cultural Affairs of the Argentine Foreign Ministry (2018 - 2020). His research and curatorships focus on the relationship between art and literature in the Argentine avant-garde (1920-1940). He is the curator of the exhibitions: Avant-garde Argentine Literature at the Casa de América in Madrid (2001), at the Pablo Picasso Foundation in Malaga (2002); and at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2010); Martín Fierro in the arts and letters (2010), Clarity the vanguard in struggle (2012) at the National Museum of Fine Arts of Buenos Aires (MNBA); Jorge Luis Borges and photography at the Kirchner Cultural Center (2016) and Norah Borges a woman in the vanguard (2019) at the MNBA among other exhibitions. He has contributed texts and articles for catalogs and publications at the National Museum of Fine Arts, Americas Society of NY (2012), Reina Sofía Museum of Madrid (2002-2004), Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau of Munich (2021), among other institutions. He was Cultural Attaché at the Argentine Embassy in Spain, Ambassador of the Republic in Tunisia and Egypt. Since 2021 he has been the Ambassador of the Republic in Finland.

Gold and happiness, by Leda Catunda. With the collaboration of Francisco Lemus


Leda Catunda is a Brazilian painter, sculptor, educator and graphic artist. Since the 1980s, she has built a visual lexicon that transitions between mass culture and crafts, using both abstract painting and sculpture as well as the operations of collage and appropriation of pop art. Taking advantage of the voracity of images of our time, the artist creates haptic works: padded, fitted and sewn on domestic materials, turning the support into the content itself. Her insistence on her manual work does not fail to suggest an intimate dimension, alluding to a family and personal atmosphere. With the means at her disposal and without hiding the vestiges of the process, her “soft world” suggests an interrogation about the affirmation of identity through consumption, reworking textile waste and the mechanisms of commercial culture. .

Francisco Lemus is Head of the Curatorship Department of the Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires. He is an art historian from the National University of La Plata, a doctor in Comparative Theory of Arts from the National University of Tres de Febrero and a Master's in Curatorship in Visual Arts from the same university. His doctoral thesis is entitled Guarangos y soñadores. The Rojas gallery in the nineties. Within the framework of a Conicet Postdoctoral Fellowship, he investigated the artistic and political responses to HIV/AIDS in Argentina. He is a professor of the Department of Historical and Social Studies of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the UNLP and of the Master's Degree in Gender Studies and Policies of Untref. He has curated exhibitions in institutions and art museums in the country, among the latest, Luminous Tactics (Fortabat Collection, 2019), Out of series. Alexandra Seeber. Leda Catunda (Malba, 2021) and Art is a mystery. The 90s in Buenos Aires (Fortabat Collection, 2022). He compiled the book Seropositive Images (Edulp, La Plata, 2021). Recently, she published the book Survival. Art, micropolitics and post-dictatorship in Buenos Aires (Foro del Sur Foundation, Buenos Aires, 2022). Within the framework of the exhibition program A Day on Earth (2022) of the Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires, he was part of the curatorial team that developed the exhibitions Vida abstracta and Cuerpos contacto.

El Dorado and its exhibitions: curators facing myth and utopia, by Graciela Sarti

Graciela Sarti is a Doctor in History and Theory of the Arts from the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters of the UBA, researcher and independent curator. She is a professor of seminars in the master's degree in Contemporary Art Curatorship (ESEADE). She is the former director of projects and of the research group at Estudios en Arte Contemporáneo Argentino, (Untref), between 2010 and 2022. She is the author, among other publications, of the online dossier Grupo CAyC, CVAA (2013), and compiler of Artistas y viajeros . Tours, migrations and exiles in the Argentine culture of the 20th century (2015), of Neo-Baroque Rhetorics / Technological Images in Contemporary Argentine Art (2018) and of The Neo-Baroque Artifice. Contemporary Art in Argentina (2022). She has been a regular professor at the UBA and Untref, among other positions. She has given postgraduate seminars, courses, and conferences at various universities in the country and abroad.

The tears of the sun. Symbolic and material value in the works of the Museo Fernández Blanco, by Gustavo Tudisco (Museum of Hispanic Art Isaac Fernández Blanco)

Gustavo Tudisco is a Museologist (ENM) and curator of the I. Fernández Blanco Museum since 2004. He participates in UBACyT and PICT projects. He received a scholarship from the General Directorate of Cultural Communication and the General Directorate of Fine Arts, Ministry of Culture, Spain, in 1997 and 2005. Recent curators: Platería. Donation Martínez Avellanet - Passanisi Vasquez Museum of Hispanic American Art Isaac Fernández Blanco, October 27, 2022 to the present; Integrity, proportion and brilliance. Dominican art and devotions in the colonial world, with the collaboration of licensed Patricio López Méndez and licensed Gabriela Braccio, from August 2017 to September 2021; Portraits for an identity. Fernando García del Molino (1813-1899) Isaac Fernández Blanco Spanish-American Art Museum- Pueyrredón Museum, in collaboration with graduates Patricio López Méndez, Lía Munilla Lacasa and Marcelo Marino. March to December 2014. Latest publications: The Fernández Blanco Museum, materiality as the construction of a museological discourse in Gabriela Siracusano and Agustina Rodríguez Romero (ed.); American matter. The body of images (16th to mid-19th centuries), (Eduntref, 2020); Mountains, Volcanoes, Stones and Promontories: Eighteenth-Century Marian Devotion and Painting in the Andes (essay) in Suzanne Stratton-Pruitt editor; The Art of Painting in Colonial Bolivia (Saint Joseph's University Press Philadelphia, USA, 2017); Once Upon a time. Dolls and old toys. Mabel and María Castellano Fotheringham Collection, in collaboration with Lic. Patricio López Méndez and Lic. Marcelo Marino, Isaac Fernández Blanco Museum of Hispanic-American Art, 2015.

America, full of gold and silver. Abundance and wealth of allegories, maps and other images of the continent in early modernity, by Marta Penhos

Marta Penhos is a Doctor in History and Theory of Arts from the University of Buenos Aires and a member of the National Academy of Fine Arts, Argentina. She is a tenured professor of European Mannerism and Baroque at UBA, where she has been an adjunct professor of colonial art. She regularly teaches undergraduate and graduate courses and seminars at universities in Argentina and abroad, and directs research projects and graduate theses. She is director of the Unsam Edita Arts collection, and editor of ANBA's Temas magazine. Her research focuses on the role of images in Europe-America relations in early modernity, particularly in the context of travel and expeditions. She has published books and articles as an author and co-author, and collective volumes as an editor. She is the creator and producer of the educational video series Una obra, una mirada in its 2020 and 2021 cycles.

The Muiscas and things, by Carl Henrik Langebaek Rueda


Carl Henrik Langebaek Rueda is a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh (1993) and a certificate in Latin American studies from the same university. An anthropologist by training (Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, 1985) very early in his academic career he began working in administration at the Universidad de los Andes, holding positions of academic leadership, both in research and teaching. He has had the good fortune to know the academic world from outside the University, in the Council of the National University of Colombia, in the National Accreditation Council and in Colciencias. The main issues he worked on, apart from his interests as an anthropologist, relate to education, curricular issues, the need for major and sustainable changes to account for new ways of learning and teaching in the 21st century, and the transformative role of inclusion in quality higher education. In 1998, he received the Alejandro Ángel Escobar Award for Best Research in Social Sciences for his publication Herederos del pasado. He has written various books on pre-Hispanic societies as a result of his archaeological work in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Tierradentro and Boyacá.

Gold: that obscure object of desire. Personal reflections on the genesis of a concept, by Edward Sullivan

Edward J. Sullivan is Professor of Art History at New York University where he teaches courses in the visual arts of the Americas (particularly Latin America and the Caribbean) from the viceregal era to the present day. On the other hand, since the beginning of his professional career, he has been a curator / curator of various exhibitions in museums and art institutions in South America, Europe and the US. He is the author and author of more than thirty books and catalogs. of exposition. Among the most recent volumes are: The Language of Objects in the Art of the Americas (Yale University Press), From San Juan to Paris and Back: Francisco Oller and Caribbean Art in the Era of Impressionism (Yale), The Americas Revealed: Collecting Latin American and Colonial Art in the U.S. (Pennsylvania State University Press), Brazilian Modern: The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx (New York Botanical Garden). His next book, Latino New York 1970-2001: A Personal Perspective, will be published in 2024. In Argentina he has participated in various book projects and exhibitions on artists from Emilio Pettoruti to Felisa Gradoczwyk (Centro Cultural Borges, 2016).