In the year we commemorate the Bicentenary of the May Revolution, Casa Abierta/Open House 2010 will display the best Argentine Contemporary Art at the Ambassador's Official Residence in Belgrave Square.
Designed by Thomas Cubbit (1788-1855), the Official Residence was acquired by Argentina in 1936. Since then the Official Residence has been a natural and privileged place for Argentines and British to get together, and it is the best setting in which to present Argentina's different cultural expressions, its typical products, its tourist destinations and the business opportunities in our country.
Curated by Fernando Farina, the exhibition will take place from 18th - 26th September and includes works by the following renowned argentine artists: Charly Nijensohn, Adriana Bustos, Cesar Baracca, Esteban Alvarez, Hernan Salamanco, Javier Barilaro, Juan Andrés Videla, Marcos López, Miguel Angel Ríos, Nicola Costantino, Pablo Siquier, Vicente Grondona, Leo Chiachio & Daniel Giannone, Graciela Sacco, Daniel Joglar, Liliana Porter, Guillermo Iuso, Chino Soria, Gabriela Bettini, Marta Minujin, Leo Battistelli, Antonio Seguí, León Ferrari and Pablo Reinoso.
At night the work "m2" series of the photographer, video and installation artist Graciela Sacco will be displayed on the windows of the Residence. This work explores questions of a square meter of space using photographic shadows, video and multiple re-prejections in outdoor sites.
The Official Residence and Casa Abierta/Open House 2010 are part of Maggie’s London Night Hike on 17th September and of the Open House London weekend on 18th and 19th September.