Inés Katzenstein, Argentinian contemporary art scholar and curator, will discuss Diego Bianchi’s body of work in conjunction with the artist's new large-scale installation on view in PAMM’s project gallery.
Katzenstein focuses on the relationship between the work of Diego Bianchi and the social, economic and cultural context of Buenos Aires, where his work became a response to the political and economic crash of 2001. Since then, the work of Bianchi has been extremely attentive to the mutations of the city and transformations of the Subject taking place in the last fifteen years. Through an account of Bianchi´s collaboration with other artists, and his constant balance between documentary impulses and formal excess, Katzenstein will introduce the specific procedures and poetics of this artist to a new audience in the United States.
Inés Katzenstein is Director of the Department of Art at the Universidad Torcuato di Tella, Buenos Aires. She has written extensively on contemporary art and has curated a number of exhibitions including Liliana Porter: Photography and Fiction at Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires (2003), and David Lamelas, Alien, Foreigner, Ètranger, Aüslander at Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico (2005). She has co-curated Di Tella, an Episode in the History of TV, Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Buenos Aires (2010), and Aquella mañana fue como si recuperara si no la felicidad, sí la energía, una energía que se parecía mucho al humor, un humor que se parecía mucho a la memoria, Parque de la Memoria, Buenos Aires (2013). She was curator of the Argentina Pavillion in the 52nd Venice Biennale, where she presented the project Guillermo Kuitca, si yo fuera el invierno mismo. She was also co-curator of Zona Franca, Mercosur Biennial (2007), with projects by Leopoldo Estol and M7red. From 2004–08 she served as curator at Malba-Fundación Costantini, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, where she oversaw the contemporary programming and began the museum's collection of contemporary Argentinian art. Katzenstein received an MA from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, New York (2001). Currently, she is a member of the advisory committee of Malba: Colección Costantini.