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  • ICAA Record ID
    766896
    AUTHOR
    Agrest, Diana
    TITLE
    La lectura del sistema / Diana Agrest, Mario Gandelsonas
    IN
    Proceso a la imagen : recorrido conceptual : elementos para una reflexión activa. -- Buenos Aires : Galería Carmen Waugh, diciembre de 1970.
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Book/pamphlet article – Reviews
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Gandelsonas, Mario and Diana Agrest. "La lectura del sistema." In Proceso a la imagen: recorrido conceptual; elementos para una reflexión activa. Exh. cat., Buenos Aires: Galería Carmen Waugh, 1970.
    TOPIC DESCRIPTORS
    NAME DESCRIPTORS
    GEOGRAPHIC DESCRIPTORS
    ADDITIONAL AUTHORS
    Gandelsonas, Mario, 1938-
Synopsis

Architects and theoreticians Diana Agrest and Mario Gandelsonas assert that the work of conceptual Argentinean artist Lea Lublin is a reflection in a practical state, since it unravels the mechanisms ruling the production of images in the representation system. They analyze the production mechanisms of the work Terranautas [Earthnauts] (1969), particularly from the point of view of its illumination and, later on, they interpret Fluvio subtunal [Sub-Tunnel Flow] (1969) as a multiple and sceno-graphical work.

Annotations

Lea Lublin (Buenos Aires, 1929, Paris, 1999), a resident of Paris since the 1960s, was a distinguished innovative conceptual artist in Argentina, primarily known for her use of technology applied to art. The text in this document corresponds to the work Fluvio subtunal [Sub-Tunnel Flow] created for the inauguration of the subfluvial tunnel under the Paraná River connecting the cities of Santa Fe and Paraná, which is the capital of Entre Ríos Province. It was the most important work of engineering in the country at the time. The atmosphere created by Lublin was made possible by the patronage of the Instituto Torcuato Di Tella and the Asociación de Lucha contra la Parálisis Infantil [Association for the Fight against Children’s Paralysis]. As a matter of fact, the atmosphere of several installations intended to stimulate the viewers at that time, by means of proposals such as La menesunda [The Hodgepodge] (Marta Minujin and Rubén Santantonín, 1965), Importación-exportación [Importation-exportation] (Marta Minujin, 1968), Barbazul [Bluebeard] (Luis Fernando Benedit and Vicente Lucas Marotta, 1966), and Terranautas [Earthnauts] also by Lublin herself.

This document was taken from the 1970 exhibition catalogue from Galería Carmen Waugh. In that show, she exhibited photographs of her works projected on moving screens that were created by Humberto Rivas, Pedro Roth, Fermín Cardona, Robert Phillips, and César Caldarella.

Diana Agrest (1945) and Mario Gandelsonas (1938) are distinguished architects and urbanism theoreticians living in the United States. This document bears interest both because it is an early text by the aforementioned authors and because of the analyses that they carry out regarding the installation of Terranautas [Earthnauts] and Fluvio subtunal [Sub-Tunnel Flow], based on image production mechanisms.

See the documents in Proceso a la imagen [Image Process] (documents no. 766873; 766884; and 766850). About Lea Lublin, also refer to the following texts: “De la rebelión a lo posible” [From Rebellion to What Is Possible] (document no. 762935) and “Bestias y explosiones” [Beasts and Explosions] (document no. 745062).

Researcher
Roberto Amigo
Team
Fundación Espigas, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Credit
"La lectura del sistema." © Diana Agrest and Mario Gandelsonas, New York, NY.
Location
Fundación Espigas, Buenos Aires, Argentino.