Art Basel Cities brought Buenos Aires to Miami Beach with an outdoor exhibition in Collins Park, on view during the Art Basel show. ‘Disruptions’ presented six large-scale artworks by an array of intergenerational Argentine artists who share an interest in interactivity: Matías Duville, Graciela Hasper, Marie Orensanz, Pablo Reinoso, Marcela Sinclair, and Agustina Woodgate.
“To curate an exhibition is to spatialize a story that will always be provisional. It involves establishing relationships between artworks in order to suggest different associations of meaning between them, in the hope that the public will take home more questions than answers.”
“One of the premises of my work is ‘think with images.’ From there, I am especially interested in the challenge of choosing works by artists capable of generating a shock in viewers that invites them to interact and think.”
Diana Wechsler is an Argentine art historian, researcher, and curator. She has a PhD in the history of art and is the head of the Institute of Research of Arts and Culture at the Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero (UNTREF, Buenos Aires). There, she directs the PhD program in comparative theories of the arts, as well as the master’s program in curatorial studies. She also serves as artistic director of the museums and centers of contemporary art of the same university. In addition, she is the artistic and academic director of BIENALSUR, the international contemporary art biennial of South America. Her contributions to art research and writing have been acknowledged by Agencia Informativa Católica, the Argentine senate, and the French ministry of education as Chevalier dans l´Ordre des Palmes académiques. She has curated exhibitions around the globe: Berlin, Milan, Madrid, São Paulo, Bogotá, and Mexico, among others.
Florencia Battiti is an Argentine curator, art critic, and professor. She is the chief curator at Parque de la Memoria, a governmental institution created to commemorate victims of state terrorism in Argentina, where she oversees the public art program and the visual arts exhibition hall. Battiti served as curator of the Argentine Pavilion at the 2019 Biennale di Venezia and is also a member of the curatorial team for BIENALSUR, the international contemporary art biennial of South America. She is a professor in the master’s program in curatorial studies at the Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero (UNTREF, Buenos Aires) and teaches at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. Throughout her career Battiti has collaborated with MALBA, the Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires; the Goethe Institute, Buenos Aires; and Galeri Petronas, Kuala Lumpur. In 2016, she was recognized by Radio France International and Radio Cultura for her curatorial work at the Parque de la Memoria. Currently she is vice president of the Argentine Association of Art Critics (AACA).