Andrés Aizicovich: Contact

Bilingual edition, Spanish/English
Texts: Laura Hakel, Francisco Ali- Brouchoud, Andrés Aizicovich
Graphic Design: Pablo Alarcón and Alberto Scotti (Cerúleo Studio)
Translations: Kit Maude
Photography: Guido Limardo

132 pages
Format: 20 x 25 cm
ISBN 978-987-1358-75-5

This book plots a course through the main lines of interest of Andrés Aizicovich’s work in the
company of drawings, writings, sketches and images taken from a variety of works. Alongside
this material are documentary photographs of the 2019 exhibition, Contact, held at the Museo
de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires. It also features a curatorial text by Laura Hakel, a long essay
by Francisco Ali-Brouchoud, a biography of the artist and a glossary of the essential concepts
in this work.

‘Featuring paraphernalia that looks like a combination of a space ship, a moonshiner’s still and a
retrofuturistic musical instrument, the exhibition by Andrés Aizicovich at the Museo de Arte
Moderno introduces the viewer to a fantastical machine that promotes faith in communication. ’

                                                                                                                               Laura Hakel

‘A way of addressing the poetic and political contradictions and difficulties of the art of the present,
which affect both the ends and the means, would be to re-formulate it as a possible way of
accessing perceptive channels free of the limitations and automatism characteristic of contemporary
culture. This would require a reconsideration of the conditions required for an experimental approach
to create once again an ‘obstacle’ in the path of conventional perception which is today subordinate
to the pressure of connectivity of ‘continuous partial attention’ confined to the bubbles of interests
and affinities of small homogenous groups by social platform algorithms and saturated with images
and packages of information. ’

                                                                                                                               Francisco Ali-Brouchoud

The exhibition Andrés Aizicovich: Contact was presented at the museum from 5 September 2019 until 9 February 2020.