First group exhibition of the Project Yungas Contemporary Art –named for the Yungas, northern Argentina's temperate, forested area of the Andes slopes–, a platform offering an alternative experiment in formation, production, and thinking for visual artists still in training, as well as for working cultural administrators in various provinces in Argentina.
Proyecto Yungas has arisen in order to professionalize the art scene throughout Argentina, promoting dialogue and experimentation. It is a bid to federalize art and culture, boosting the production and circulation of artists from beyond the capital, helping to spur on new local art collecting, and to widen the field of contemporary visual arts.
It is a joint project of Raúl Flores and Piero Sogno, and one currently underway in Yungas Haus, a Florentine-style mansion in Villa Nougués, Tucumán. Built in the first decade of the 20th century, the Villa is a remarkable structure and an important part of Tucumán's cultural heritage, set amid lush vegetation typical of the yungas forest, at an altitude of 1350 meters.
Malba's exhibition is the project's first in Buenos Aires, and it will present both the work of six grant recipients working in different mediums and techniques, including painting, sculpture, installation, video art, and performance, and their collaborative networks with other artists from the Yungas and various cultural initiatives in their provinces.
Artists: Noelia Correa (Córdoba, 1984), Alfredo Dufour (San Juan, 1989), Benjamín Felice: (Tucumán 1990), Maia Navas (Corrientes, 1986), Sofía Noble (Tucumán, 1978), Damián Santa Cruz (Capital Federal 1984. Vive y trabaja en en Córdoba). Curador: Raúl Flores.