La semejanza y la pausa

In 1967 an Argentine publishing house published three pocket books with photographic images. Among other figures, the project involves the photographers Grete Stern and Humberto Rivas, the artist Rogelio Polesello and the art critic Jorge Romero Brest. The three publications make up the succinct catalog of the publishing house: an incomplete program that multiplies its limitations by the wide gesture of a collection. If every collection tries to replace a whole, the three titles of the "Buenos Aires" publishing house try to collect, in different directions, the similarity of things, complete their presence with the gesture of a record that claims to be transparent. What does it mean to reproduce an object? What are the inflections of this attempt to capture the being in its fullness? Like the collection, each image fails in that attempt to cover a totality that is always assumed to be exterior to it. With the resemblance as a territory, the exhibition invites us to go through the different inflections of that fall, measuring the interval that opens each time between the photograph and its referent.

In collaboration with Juan Cruz Pedroni
72 photographs taken from original books, 8x12 cm.

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