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While introducing the work of Gyula Kosice, the author refers to movements that sought to create an independent object instead of imitating or deforming one. Juan Bay identifies the difference between the works produced by members of certain nonfigurative groups who use canvas, palette, and easel, and Kosice’s works, which not only eschew rectangular frames, albeit force the frame to adopt the shape dictated by the composition of the work itself. Finally, Bay indicates that, in addition to Kosice’s structured, two-dimensional painting, the exhibition includes his articulated objects that evolve in space-time.


Gyula Kosice (1924–2016), an exponent of the visual arts, was a member of the group that launched Arturo magazine. He was also involved in the Arte Concreto — Invención Movement, and joined the Arte Madí group in 1946. In 1948, a collection of his works was exhibited at the Salon des Réalités Nouvelles in Paris. As a sculptor he created mobile structures that relied on water, movement, and light. He currently lives and works in Buenos Aires.

Juan Bay (1892–1978) was born in Trenque Lauquen and resided in Italy for several years. He returned to Argentina in 1949 and exhibited in the country's main galleries. At this time he also joined the Madí group, exhibiting in their group exhibitions at the Galería Krayd, the Galería Número de Florencia, the Galería Van Riel and Galería Bonino in Buenos Aires, as well as at the Galería Denise René in Paris, among others.

The Kosice: arte madi exhibition opened in September 1953 at the Galería Bonino in Buenos Aires. The catalogue includes the checklist of the show.

Cristina Rossi.
Fundación Espigas, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Archivo Gyula Kosice