Until October 27, the Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA, 3415 Figueroa Alcorta Avenue) presents a tribute exhibition in the 10th anniversary of the death of Victor Grippo. It’s a wonderful chance to remember one of the greatest Argentine artists, indebted as a true original and significant creator of contemporary art history, through the universe of his works.
The exhibition proposes a tour by the most utopic face of its production, his conception of the artists as an agent of social change. Grippo didn’t choose art as an activity but a way of life itself. This particular state gave him a unique view of the world and an expressive freedom which moves and transforms everything around him and his art. This universe is condensed in 20 works: objects, installations and atmospheres.
The shape and the content of his work are built on several fields of interest: chemistry, literature, music, philosophy, alchemy (through the metaphor of transformation) and his taste for science paradigms.
Victor Grippo was born in 1936 in Buenos Aires. He studied chemistry and assisted to Beauty Arts School seminar meanwhile. He made his first exhibition in 1966 and joined the group CAYC (Art and Communications Center) in 1970. During the 70’s and 80’s he developed his most significant works and series. He died in Buenos Aires, in 2002, already a renowned artist.