One Day on Earth

From April 2022, the Museo Moderno presents a series of new exhibitions as part of its programme entitled Un día en la Tierra [One Day on Earth]. The exhibitions develop an integrating holistic discourse around the urgent need for reflection on humanity’s present and its relationship with the planet. The Museum’s galleries will be housing more than eleven exhibitions, laced together by this overarching narrative. These include both group exhibitions from the Museo Moderno’s public collections in dialogue with guest artists and solo exhibitions, while our digital platforms will simultaneously be running major artistic, educational and social programmes. This ushers in a new stage in our programming, which aims to be increasingly open and representative of the vitality and relevance of Argentina’s artistic community in line with the Museum’s mission to be ever more inclusive, accessible and federal.

One Day on Earth is a programme that arose in response to two years in the COVID-19 pandemic, which has forced the world to rethink itself so radically. This challenging time saw the Museo Moderno team responding to society’s needs by deploying digital programmes involving more than 400 Argentinian artists each year, an active online public of more than 6 million people per year and more than 4,000 teachers from across Argentina, with whom we have kept in direct contact and who have developed their interest in the power of art to enrich their teaching experience. For the Museo Moderno, then, the pandemic meant understanding that we had to be a lot closer to and in daily dialogue with the artistic and educational communities that are our lifeblood.

The pandemic also meant understanding the strength of this great Museum’s art and historical collections, which today hold more than 7,600 works. We decided, then, to let these works have their say, to express their thoughts, their ideas, their analyses of the past, to help us understand who we are as one human race.

Works from past and present, from our public collections and on loan, come together here to reflect on the pain of the pandemic, the increasingly visible violence of the world, the need to eradicate all gestures of discrimination and embrace a greater awareness of the need to care for our planet, to be more respectful of differences, more certain of the value of art in building a better world.

Creating One Day on Earth is also a utopian act, imagining that, for a brief moment, today in 2022, walking the galleries of the Museo Moderno is like walking the surface of the Earth. Here we can encounter its geographical and material landmarks, ancestral knowledge, the ways we inhabit and feel our planet, and the reparation provided by art as an agent of sensitive understanding and transformation.

This exhibition will feature works that have recently been incorporated into the Museo Moderno’s collection. The works take a vehement stance against different forms of violence today, such as dictatorships, femicides, and ecocides.
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Curators: Javier Villa, Francisco Lemus, Marcos Krämer, Clarisa Appendino and Violeta González Santos

Participating artists: Nicanor Aráoz, Pompeyo Audivert, Gabriel Baggio, Carlota Beltrame, Perla Benveniste, Antonio Berni, Adriana Bustos, Antonio Caro, Ricardo Carreira, Gracia Cutuli, Soledad Dahbar, Claudia del Río, Jorge de Lujan Gutiérrez, Noemí Di Benedetto, Tomás Espina, León Ferrari, Raquel Forner, Ana Gallardo, Leónidas Gambartes, Santiago García Sáenz, Nicolás García Uriburu, Mónica Giron, Max Gómez Canle, Víctor Grippo, Alberto Heredia, Carlos Huffmann, Identidad Marrón, Enio Iommi, Leonardo Iramain, LaLolaMora, Daniel Leber, Martín Legón, Lucrecia Lionti, Jorge Macchi, Liliana Maresca, Luis Pazos, Héctor Puppo, Juan Carlos Romero, Sofía Sabsay, Florencia Sadir, Alejandra Seeber, Antonio Seguí, Luis Seoane, Pablo Suárez, Julie Weisz, Luis Wells, Marcos Zimmermann and Helen Zout.

Installation design: Iván Rösler

This exhibition displays works from different periods in the career of this great artist, in which she investigates the age-old relationship between people and territory.
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Curator: Javier Villa

This exhibition displays works belonging to the Museo Moderno’s abstract art collection along with works donated or acquired in recent years and others by contemporary artists who have been specially invited to participate.
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Curators: Javier Villa, Francisco Lemus, Marcos Krämer, Clarisa Appendino and Violeta González Santos

Participating artists: Joseph Albers, César Ambrossini, Carmelo Arden Quin, Ángeles Ascúa, Martín Blaszko, Martha Boto, Elda Cerrato, Eugenia Crenovich (Yente), María D´Avola, Germaine Derbecq, Jorge Gumier Maier, Silvia Gurfein, Graciela Hasper, Alfredo Hlito, Enio Iommi, Magdalena Jitrik, Diyi Laañ, Lucrecia Lionti, Raúl Lozza, Eduardo Mac Entyre, Víctor Magariños, Tomás Maldonado, Hilda Mans, María Martorell, Juan Melé, Emilio Pettoruti, Anselmo Piccoli, Alejandro Puente, Mariela Scafati, Cristina Schiavi, Eduardo Serón, Xul Solar, Georges Vantongerloo, Sesostris Vitullo, Friedrich  Vordemberge Gildewart, Amancio Williams and Ana Won.

Installation design: Iván Rösler

The artist intervenes in the Museo Moderno’s entrance hall, connecting it with the first floor and converting the spaces into a versatile surface on which curves and circular shapes interact.
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Curators: Clarisa Appendino and Francisco Lemus

Cuerpos Contacto [Contact Bodies] is an exhibition that brings together works from the Museo Moderno collection and others that have been created by guest artists. It traces a journey from the 1960s to the present day, in which it reflects on the body from the perspective of diversity, including all possible identities and genders. 
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Curators: Francisco Lemus, Marcos Krämer, Clarisa Appendino, Violeta González Santos

Artists: Marie Louise Alemann, Mercedes Azpilicueta, Básica T.V., Elba Bairon, Rodolfo Bulacio, Delia Cancela, Comparsa Drag, Jimena Croceri, Alicia D´Amico, Sergio De Loof, Marga Fuentes, Gambas al ajillo, Edgardo Giménez, Alberto Goldestein, Guillermo González Ruiz, Pompi Gutnisky, Roberto Jacoby, Alejandro Kuropatwa, David Lamelas, Liliana Maresca, Pablo Mesejean, Marta Minujín, La Organización Negra, Martha Peluffo, Dalila Puzzovio, Kiwi Sainz, Oscar Smoje, Aldo Sessa, Julieta Steimberg, Juan Stoppani.

Cuerpos mutantes [Mutant Bodies] sets up a dialogue between the Museo Moderno’s historical collection and works by contemporary Argentinian artists in an attempt to understand the limits of our bodies through the observation and manipulation of matter, through its division into fragments and their poetic repurposing, and through the monstrous and figurations that place what is human in suspense.
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Curators: Francisco Lemus, Marcos Krämer, Clarisa Appendino, Violeta González Santos

Artists: Paulina Berlatzky, Diego Bianchi, Virginia Buitrón, Alberto Carlisky, Marina Daiez, Marina de Caro, Marcelo Epstein, Raquel Forner, Mauro Guzmán, Alberto Heredia, Narcisa Hirsch, Ana Kamien, Josefina Labourt, Isaías Nougués, Andrea Ostera, Julia Padilla, Dalila Puzzovio, Emilio Renart, Rubén Santantonín, Leone Sonnino, Pablo Suárez, César Valencia.

In Sintomario [Symptomary], a solo show created by Florencia Rodríguez Giles (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1978) for the Museo Moderno that brings together artistic and therapeutic practices, the artist presents a possible approach to the difficult construction of a common experience between the vulnerable and the excluded and those considered “normal” by society due to their ability to adapt to the demands of contemporary life.
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Guest curator: Osías Yanov

Artist: Florencia Rodríguez Giles

The Museo Moderno is thrilled to present this solo exhibition by La Chola Poblete (b. Mendoza, 1989). La Chola is a major young artist from Argentina. Her work focuses on reclaiming her indigenous roots, advancing the importance of ancestral knowledge in South America and the need to reverse colonial practices of gender and racial discrimination in our country.
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Curators: Victoria Noorthoorn, Marcos Krämer

Artist: La Chola Poblete

The Museo Moderno presents the first solo exhibition at a museum by Argentinian artist Mariano Altamirano (Buenos Aires, 1988), also known as Cartón Pintado [Painted Cardboard], a pseudonym which he chose in reference to one of the most crucial resources in his artistic practice, and one which gives sense to his pieces.
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Curators: Clarisa Appendino, Victoria Noorthoorn

Artist: Cartón Pintado

The second phase of Un día en la Tierra [One Day on Earth] will present the following exhibitions:

  • Delcy Morelos: El lugar del alma [Delcy Morelos: The Place of the Soul]
  • Eduardo Basualdo: Pupila [Eduardo Basualdo: Pupil]