Until August 20, in the Latin American Museum of Modern Art (MALBA, 3415 Figueroa Alcorta Avenue), you can enjoy the exhibition “Drawing the Modern Age” by Peruvian artist Fernando Bryce. The works of the renowned creator of the drawings of main characters of the XX Century arrive for the first time to Argentina (from Art Museum of Lima, Peru). There are 19 drawings made between 1997 and 2011.
The objective of the artists is to find new ways of representing the historical memory through the research (and redraw) of famous iconic pictures and images from bibliographic and newspaper libraries. Bryce focuses on the main tendencies of modern politics, historical events and decisive process of last century, the conquests of European imperialism, the great wars, the revolutions and the ideological debates of the Cold War.
The contest between Capitalism and Communism, its icons and figures, are the center of this exhibition. All of them are great examples of its method (the mimetic analysis) based on the copy of official documents, press images, political propaganda or ads. He puts together these pieces in series of drawings which question the power relationships and its media coverage during XX Century.
During this event, the artist will donate to MALBA the work “The World Over 1929” (2010). If love art, history and avant-garde, you should visit this exhibition when in Buenos Aires.