The Sívori’s program includes performance, visual and literary arts, and brings together specialists, artists and the general public, putting special emphasis on children and people with special needs. From July to September the museum presents a series of activities to welcome families and groups during the holidays. This austral winter the program selection includes three concurrent exhibitions: Lasser, Flashes of the Invisible, Horacio D’Alessandro, and 19th Century French Illustration.
Lasser, Flashes of the Invisible presents the work of Juan Carlos Lasser (1952-2007), a selection of pieces that aims for the essence of transparency through magnificent watercolors. According to researcher Silvia Marrube, “his palette ranges from monochrome (works in blue or red) to the extreme shades of black and white.” And she adds, “the texture of his paintings generates a dense and expressive saturation, where the application of the oil defines the transparency of the canvas, allowing the drawings to surface and take over the composition”.
LASSER. Slip in Red, 2006.
Horacio D’Alessandro Paintings is a selection of works from 1998, when the artist experimented with wood and oil as the main elements. D’Alessandro, an expert academician, has also coordinated exhibits at the Sívori (1983-1989). Afterwards he joined the Museology Department at Buenos Aires’s Museum of Modern Art (1989-2009). According to the Sívori, the exhibit “explores the formal possibilities and expressive qualities of nontraditional materials, such as marble powder, nails, wire, copper, pyroxylins, varnishes and beeswax, among others”.
LÓPEZ ARMENTIA. Heart and Reason.
French Caricature of the 19th Century, a selection curated by the Museum of Drawing and Illustration, presents a collection of 50 prints (etchings, lithographs and other media) from the 18th and 19th centuries. It showcases artists like William Hogarth, James Gillray, Honoré Daumier and J.J. Grandville. Most of the works were originally published in English and French newspapers and magazines, such as Le Caricature, Punch, and Le Charivari y L’Eclipse. T other pieces included in the display were published in Italy, Spain, Russia, Germany, Mexico, Uruguay and the United States.
There is a special chapter within this exhibition dedicated to Argentina, with works from El Mosquito and Don Quixote newspapers, and pieces from the late 19th century published in the magazine Caras y Caretas.
The three exhibitions will be open through August 11. ■