Monday, August 9, 2010

Alejandro Vigilante Debuts in Buenos Aires

Photo credit | Ginny Dixon

In an effort to keep all of us culturally informed on an international level, here's a quick FYI for art enthusiasts who may be in Buenos Aires next month.

By Saxon Henry

Artist Alejandro Vigilante’s iArt Movement will debut in Daniel Maman Gallery in Buenos Aires on September 23, 2010. The exhibition will be the Argentine-born artist’s first solo exhibition in his home country.

Beyond execution and the medium, Vigilante believes the soul of art is the idea, so it is idea with a capital “I” that charted his course as he set out to create a movement that would stand the test of time. The inspiration for his iArt Movement was found in the Pop Art Movement of the 1950’s and 60’s. “What’s more pop than internet?” he asks in response to those who inquire as to the title of his movement. As far as he is concerned, the answer is simple: “Nothing.” He also firmly believes that if the Pop Artists were beginning their movement today, the internet would figure as strongly in their works as it does in his.

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