The exhibition is an invitation to reconsider the relationship between the things of the world and our perceptive and intellectual system.
Portal, the work that gives the exhibition its title, marks an intermediate area - a space of suspension - where reality and illusion meet: a common zip displayed vertically becomes an imaginary portal, a space-time passage that the visitor can theoretically decide to cross by surrendering to an imaginary plot rather than remaining trapped in it. In Before and After, the cement that should support the brick wall is replaced by fissures of air. In this way, the concept of space is paradoxically abolished by transforming light into invisible "carrier" material.
In the large paintings on canvas in the Cover series, our gaze is captured by visual motifs that are difficult to classify: circles, rectangles and triangles suspend the representation in order to create a new form of relationship with the viewer. The images in the background ("Le Dejeuner sur l'herbe" by Manet and Velázquez's "Las Meninas" as interpreted by Picasso) appear to be fragmented due to the overlaying of a geometric template for technical design.
In the work Doppelgänger (doppel, "double", and Gänger, "who goes", "who walks"), Jorge Macchi investigates the concept of doubles. After several years working with police news from the newspaper Crónica from Buenos Aires, the artist noticed that the same phrases were repeating themselves in different news publications and relating to different stories. For Doppelgänger, Macchi selected pairs of news that were the same amount of text and occupied the same position in the text. This gave birth to the natural symmetric form of the work.
In the video room of the Aguila de Oro, Jorge Macchi presents TRain a new video work in collaboration with Edgardo Rudnitzky. Finally, for the stalls, he conceives an ad hoc installation entitled Aquí (Here): a heavy iron cross that marks the precise position of the art gallery according to its GPS coordinates, and its orientation with respect to the points of the compass.
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