Anamorfía: Globo (Urbs et Orbis), 2011
Pintura y vinilo autoadhesivo sobre la vidrio, cemento y pared. Dimensiones variables
The artist says: During the installation, I seat at the Bookstore. I have to write a text on my work. Globe (urbs et urbis). The city and the world. The world as a globe. How to represent today’s world? I read in the Flyer announcing the exhibition: “a new world order”. I see in the shelf in front of me Foucault’s Dictionary. The cover image is for me like a mirror. I open it and read: “Utopia: for the classical period, utopia is fundamentally the dream of origin, of a world that insures the ideal display of a tidy scenario in which each thing, with its identity and differences, had its own space”. I read “During Renaissance, the signs of a system of forms, marks (signaturae), organized according to different figures of likelihood and linked through it to a content: the world of things”. I internally thank Foucault via Edgardo Castro. I say farewell and get out. The work was already done.
Augusto Zanela was born in 1967 in Buenos Aires, where he lives and works. He graduated in architecture from the Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA). He took courses and seminars on photography, drawings and aesthetics. He founded and currently directs the Photography Workshop at the Architecture Faculty (UBA). He is a teacher at the Universities of Belgrano and Tres de Febrero, and the Centro Cultural Ricardo Rojas. He has been acknowledged by Fondo Metropolitano de Cultura de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Asociación Argentina de Críticos de Arte, Salón Nacional de Artes Visuales, Asociación Argentina de Galerías de Arte, Centro Cultural Borges, Fundación Antorchas, Fondo Nacional de las Artes and Guillermo Kuitca Scholarship. He exhibited at Il Arsenale (Venice), Malba, Museu da Imagem e do Som (São Paulo), MAMBA, El Museo del Barrio (New York), Westport Art Center (Connecticut), Local Project (New York), Grande Arche De La Defense (Paris), Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Secretaría de Cultura de la Nación, Centro Cultural Borges, Fundación Proa, Fundación Praxis (Miami, New York, Buenos Aires), Centro Cultural Recoleta, Centro Cultural Ricardo Rojas, Centro Cultural San Martín, Palais de Glace, Correo Central, Centro Cultural de España in Córdoba and Buenos Aires, MARQ – Sociedad Central de Arquitectos, MACRO (Rosario), Fundación Telefónica (Madrid, Santiago de Chile and Lima), Museo de Arte Moderno (México, DF), Marco (Monterrey), Colegio Fonseca (Salamanca) y MEIAC (Badajoz), amongst others.