Etymologies: Mar Dulce Exhibit Plays with Words

Posted on August 28, 2013 by Vivi in ARTS

Galería Mar Dulce specializes in small and medium format artwork in painting, drawing, print, photography, artists’ books and objects, realized by classic and contemporary Argentine and Uruguayan artists.   Their newest show, The Little River Plate Theatre of Entities is a platform of projects involving artists and writers, presenting a selection of works relating to art, graphics, poetry and the book.. Etymologies, the title of this exhibition, refers to the Little Theatre’s interest in the words that form the framework of the River Plate identity. 

The Little Theatre employs the term ‘entities’ in quite a broad sense, but it inclines towards thinking of actors, or the voices that provide the argument for the theatre.  The Little Theatre has its own troupe of representations with which it can play, in both visual and poetic terms.

Galeria Mar Dulce Etymologies Prints, Art Gallery Buenos Aires

Here we find Destiny presented with a wheel head, Time in the form of a hammer, Absurdity in the guise of a question mark and Oblivion as a funnel. Superior as they are to our will and desire, the Little Theatre entities are not gods, but they might well be made of the same stuff that makes them possible. Ral Veroni ‘s drawings on Argentine bank notes form part of this series of personifications, as do Melina Constantakos‘ photos with Juan Carlos Romero as Destiny (see photo).

In addition to these works, Etymologies also presents limited edition wooden type printed posters by Juan Carlos Romero based on texts by Ral VeroniVicente Mario di Maggio‘s texts on the River Plate preference for the pronoun ‘vos’ (as opposed to ‘tu’) and the phoneme ‘ch’ are also published in limited edition, with maps by Gustavo Ibarra.

Galeria Mar Dulce Etymologies

Added to this are a series of other Little Theatre editions and literary pamphlets, including works produced with the participation of Peruvian artist Elliot Túpac Urcuhuaranga Cárdenas (see photo) and master printer Patricio Gatti.

The Little River Plate Theatre of Entities was founded in 2006 by Ral Veroni and Vicente Mario di Maggio en 2006. In 2010, to make the Bicentenary of the May Revolution, ten editions of poetry were published. In April of the same year the first Little Theatre exhibition took place in Galería Mar Dulce. In June 2010, the Little Theatre also presented the exhibition Grafitos Neo-Pompeyanos (New Pompeiian Graffiti) in Galería Pasaje 17, with graffitis ‘in the Roman style’ realised by the Little Theatre in and around the neighbourhood of Pompeya, Buenos Aires and large format photographs of the same realized by Bruno Dubner.

This show opens with an event on August 31st, and will run for all of September.

Venue: Galería Mar Dulce, Uriarte 1490, Palermo Soho
Opening event: Saturday 31 August, 4-8pm
Normal hours: Tuesday to Saturday 3-8pm
Exhibition ends: Saturday 5 October 2013

Contact: 15 5319 3597 /

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