Galerías Pacífico is a building with a complex history of having both cultural and commercial uses, abandoned for a number of years until privatized and reconstructed in 1990. Since then, it has become a shopping mall with a cultural center, Centro Cultural Borges, on the top floor. Punto, Línea y Curva (point, line and curve) opened there on Tuesday evening. Curated by French critic Philippe Cyroulnik, the group exhibition gathers local and international artists, both young and established. Covering the walls of two exhibition wings, the works share the language of optical abstraction.
Colors, lines, dots, circles: Geometric structures sometimes leave room for blander shapes, where the route of the hand can be clearly imagined, as in the work of León Ferrari. Machines have clearly cut other pieces, which either float in a colored background or are pasted to a whole wall, forming, in turn, complex, dotted shapes, as in Beto de Volder’s piece. Some works have taken a further step and float from the ceiling or stand on the floor, transforming the room into a 3D pattern of structural logic, as in the work of Enio Iommi or Daniel Joglar.
These variations manage to dialogue with each other, as the view jumps from one to the next. The names of the artists can easily escape notice in an exhibit where geometric structures have invaded the space to transcend the subjects and their individual histories.