El Perfume de la Ausencia =: The Perfume of Absence


El Perfume de la Ausencia =: The Perfume of Absence


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The Perfume of Absence/ El Perfume de la Ausencia, an accompanying publication to the homonymous retrospective exhibition (1995-2013), means the outcome of theoretical and creative research that explores the fragmentation and fluidity of identity caused by prolonged periods of displacement and migrancy. As the artist journeyed across Argentina, the United States, Cuba, Saudi Arabia, England, Croatia, Estonia, Belgium and Jordan, she systematically documented her evolving experience of displacement through the continual production and exhibition of small, fragmented, printed art works and artefacts, notably small dolls, created in different places using a laptop, digital printer and found objects, a portable studio. The whole body of work presented here wanders around in a suitcase. The publication that follows this traveling project includes an introduction from Gill Saunders, Senior Print Curator, Victoria & Albert Museum, London; essays from Argentinean writer Federico Falco; Elvis Fuentes, Associate Curator, El Museo del Barrio, New York City and Yuneikis Villalonga, curator at CUNY Lehman College Gallery, as well as an epilogue by Ibrahim Nasrallah, Palestinian – Jordanian poet and novelist. The contributing writers represent important referents of the critical approach of the visual arts landscape in what have meant the artist's ‘homes’ during the last decades: Córdoba, Argentina; London, England; Amman, Jordan and New York City.



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Museo Genaro Perez


Córdoba, Argentina


art, travel, displacement, found objects, Argentina, England, Jordan, New York City

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Mandrile, Cecilia, --1969- -- Exhibitions, Mandrile, Cecilia, -- 1969- -- Themes, motives, Installations (Art) – Argentina – 21st century – Exhibitions


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Text in parallel Spanish and English.

Catalog of an exhibition held at Museo Genaro Perez, Argentina, June 2013. Essays by Gill Saunders, Federico Falco, Elvis Fuentes, Yuneikys Villalonga, and Ibrahim Nasrallah.

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Mandrile, C., Degiovanni, F., Hendrickson, J., Khasawnih, D., Weinert, J., & Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Dr. Genaro Pérez. (2013). El perfume de la ausencia =: The perfume of absence. Córdoba, Argentina: Museo Genaro Perez. ISBN 978-0615796505

El Perfume de la Ausencia =: The Perfume of Absence