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  • ICAA Record ID
    740692
    TITLE
    [Porque no soy realista...]
    IN
    Otra figuración : Deira  Muchnick Macció Makarius Noé de la Vega 61. -- Buenos Aires, Argentina : Galería Peuser, 1961
    DESCRIPTION
    ill.
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Book/pamphlet article – Artists’ Statement
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Noé, Luis Felipe. "[Porque no soy realista...]." In Otra figuración: Deira  Muchnick Macció Makarius Noé de la Vega 61. Exh. cat., Buenos Aires: Galería Peuser, 1961.
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Synopsis

In Noé’s opinion, the image of man has changed. It operates in existential relationship to his fellow men as well as to all things; this is the fundamental nexus for his group Otra Figuración [Another Figuration] given that things exist in a state of confusion.Noé declares a belief in “chaos as a value” and he proposes the re-evaluation of the human figure.

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Luis Felipe Noé (Buenos Aires, 1933) began his studies with the painter Horacio Butler at the beginning of the 1950s, mounting his first exhibition in 1959.  In 1961 he had a group exhibition as Otra Figuración [Another Figuration] at the Galería Peuser in conjunction with Ernesto Deira, Rómulo Macció and Jorge de la Vega. The group exhibited together until 1965. Noé stood out among the group due to his theoretical reflections on art in contemporary society. Among his central tenets was the idea of “chaos as structure” of an artwork. Notable among his publications are Antiestética [Anti-aesthetic] (Buenos Aires: Editorial Van Riel, 1965) and Una sociedad colonial avanzada [An Advanced Colonial Society] (Buenos Aires: Editorial La Flor, 1971).  

This is the catalog of the Otra Figuración group’s first show, also known as Nueva Figuración [New Figuration]: Ernesto Deira, Romulo Macció, Luis Felipe Noé and Jorge de la Vega (in which Carolina Muchnick and Sameer Makarius initially participated). This exhibition, held during a key year for Argentinian art, 1961, would be fundamental in the course of the 1960s art, in terms of changing the panorama of the new art dominated by the Informalist movement. 
Researcher
Roberto Amigo
Team
Fundación Espigas, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Credit
Courtesy of the Private Archives of Luis Felipe Noé, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Location
Fundación Espigas, Buenos Aires, Argentina.