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This document is a catalog for the exhibition 6 artistas en Lirolay. Sexteto [Six Artists in Lirolay: Sextet] (Buenos Aires: Galería Lirolay, January–February 1964). The participating artists were: Delia Cancela, Zulema Ciordia, Pablo Mesejean, Marta Minujín, Delia Puzzovio, and Rubén Santantonín.


Sexteto (Buenos Aires: Galería Lirolay, 1964) is the name generally used to refer to this exhibition; nevertheless, it was also called 6 artistas en Lirolay. Sexteto

At the time, the participating artists were understood to be representative of the “new art,” or the Buenos Aires vanguard, given that their expressive methods were removed from the traditional cannon of “artwork,” independently of the differences in their aesthetic ideas. 

Galería Lirolay was owned by the Fanos, a French-Jewish husband and wife. Germaine Derbecq served as director for the gallery in the early-1960s. She was a French artist and critic, and the wife of sculptor Pablo Curatella Manes. The artists who would later become more well known through the Instituto Torcuato Di Tella had their first exhibitions at the Galería Lirolay, a space that would change shows every two weeks.

Natalia Pineau.
Fundación Espigas, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Archivo personal Nelly Perazzo.