“Sights and Sounds: Argentina” Exhibition

The Jewish Museum

poster for “Sights and Sounds: Argentina” Exhibition

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Sights and Sounds: Argentina features new work by Fabio Kacero, Leticia Obeid, Sebastian Diaz Morales, and Juan Renau, selected by Inés Katzenstein.

These four works explore some of the themes and obsessions of interest to contemporary Argentinian video artists. Their subjects include cinema and its narrative codes, the integrity of film and television in translation, behavioral standards on social media, and the construction of images.

Operating in very different registers, methods, and aesthetics, each subverts cinematic codes to disorient viewers. Fabio Kacero abandons the classical narrative tradition by presenting a nonlinear representation of time. Juan Renau upsets the assumptions of intimacy and privacy that govern our use of social networks by making his online actions public. While these artists work within an amateur aesthetic, Sebastian Diaz Morales employs highly sophisticated cinematic techniques that explode our perception of a scene; his slick production values are reminiscent of television ads or science-fiction films. Meanwhile, Leticia Obeid severs the connection between iconic television characters and their voices in a series of interviews with Spanish-language voice actors.

Together, these works encourage new ways of seeing in our media-saturated world.



from September 25, 2015 to October 29, 2015

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