Verónica Di Toro, Marcolina Dipierro, Lucio Dorr y Mariano Ferrante
Coordination: RedGalería / Santiago Bengolea
Opening: Saturday September 18, 5PM.
Sponsored by TENARIS From Saturday September, 18
RAM is a set of site-specific installations produced by artists Verónica Di Toro, Marcolina Dipierro, Lucio Dorr and Mariano Ferrante, and coordinated by RedGalería / Santiago Bengolea. It will open this Saturday September 18 at 5PM.
RAM brings together four installations on different spaces of Proa, which each artist selected to give a new perspective on the building’s architecture.
RAM is a word recently added to the dictionary to describe a contemporary event. RAM is the computer’s memory capacity, which, unlike other memories, is defined as random, volatile.
Bengolea comments: “The decision of naming this project RAM is based on the fact that modern life retrieves the concept of memory and, in this way, the works are part of the tradition of Art History.”
Mural painting is in the origins of Art itself (Altamira). It gains special relevance during the medieval ages because of its religious background. During the 20th Century, it was re-introduced to acknowledge political and social contents. RAM takes part in this tradition as the artists produce their works in the wall creating a dialogue with surrounding architecture.
Conceptual art introduces a new way of producing art since it abandons the pictorial gesture and recovers concept over execution. From Duchamp’ s urinal to Sol LeWitt’ s premises on conceptual art and abstract mural painting, art is no longer subjected to the notion of author or original.
RAM presents works produced in vinyl and plotter, using new technologies enabling the execution of monumental art works.
Geometrical, abstract and optic art movements are a common denominator of the artists of RAM. All of them suppress the figurative image and retrieve geometry, movement, glass and visual ambiguity.
These concepts incorporated in history as memory are present in RAM: chance, randomness, and movement, as part of a continuously shifting present state.