Consagrada (Consecrated), September - November 2017.
Series of actions. In site installations, performance, durations and dimensions variable.
Consagrada was a project that consisted of intervening the bathrooms of ten of the most renewed museums and Cultural Centres in the City of Buenos Aires.
For each intervention, I first went to the location and checked where the cameras and the security were and documented the shows on display at that moment. After making a detailed graphic plan, I created the object to be installed in the bathrooms of each location and the signpost with the data of the work copying the same style used by the institution. By the end of the week, I went again to the museums and intervened the bathrooms. These actions were filmed and broadcasted live on social media. None of the interventions were made with the permission of the institution.
Through this work, I wanted to question the systems of legitimacy in art and the spaces of promotion and exhibition for emerging artists. I chose bathrooms because they are private spaces, they are non-places.
Intervention n#1 · Tribute to François Auguste Rodin
National Museum of Fine Arts (MNBA) City of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
3D printing of a section of the work "Pierre de Wissant, Nude Study" by Rodin. 12 x 10 x 7 cm.
Intervention n#2 · La Poussière
Palais de Glace, City of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Wood, acrylic paint, paper. 19 x 19 cm.
Intervention n#3 · Tres cubos blancos (Three white cubes)
MACBA, City of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Cardboard, acrylic paint. Each cube 5 x 5 cm.
Intervention n#4 · De a dos (In pairs)
San Martín Cultural Centre, City of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Wood, blackboard paint, chalk, rag, string, paper. 40 x 125 cm.
Intervention n#5 · Conexión (Connection)
MARQ (Architecture Museum), City of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
PVC tubes. 26 x 50 cm
Intervention n#6 · Octágono Higiénico (Hygienic Octagon)
MAMBA (Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires), City of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Plastic, cardboard, paint. 10 x 7 cm
Intervention n#7 · Sala B (Room B)
CCR (Recoleta Cultural Centre), City of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Canvas, acrylic paint. Variable dimensions.
Intervention n#8 · Mensaje en una botella (Message in a bottle)
PROA, City of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Graphite, paper, glass, thread. 50 x 7 cm.
Intervention space planning #8, PROA. Julian Rosefeldt ́s Manifesto was being displayed at PROA. With the brochures I searched for the words that repeated the most and created a message. This message was saved in a bottle and hanged in the bathroom.
Intervention n#9 · Ocupado (Occupied)
CCK (Kirchner Cultural Centre), City of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Fabric, wire, paper. 35 x 60 cm.
Intervention n#10 · Welcome (Bienvenidos)
MALBA (Latin American Art Museum of Buenos Aires), City of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Canvas, acrylic paint, paper. 38 x 28,5 cm.