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Exhibitions & Events

Singers' Room

Jorge Macchi and composer Edgardo Rudnitzky have been collaborating since 1999, and represented Argentina at the 2005 Venice Biennale. Macchi and Rudnitzky were artists-in-residence with the AHRC funded Centre for Surrealism and its Legacies.

The Singers' Room was one part of Light Music and was exhibited at the Art Exchange, University of Essex, Colchester campus.

In 2010, ESCALA acquired Twilight by Jorge Macchi thanks to a generous grant from the Art Fund, the UK's leading independent art charity. The acquisition of this work reunites it with its companion piece - Singers' RoomTwilight was created in 2006 for an exhibition at firstsite@the minories and will now return to Colchester thanks to a grant of £17,556 from The Art Fund, the UK’s leading independent art charity, and a private donation. Twilight’s partner piece, Singers’ Room, which was shown at the Art Exchange at the same time in 2006, has recently been offered to ESCALA by Macchi and Rudnitzky. Together, they form Light Music.

Image: Jorge Macchi, Singers' Room, 2006

Twilight

3-201023 November 2006 - 22 December 2006

Jorge Macchi and composer Edgardo Rudnitzky have been collaborating since 1999, and represented Argentina at the 2005 Venice Biennale. Macchi and Rudnitzky were artists-in-residence with the AHRC funded Centre for Surrealism and its Legacies.

Twilight was one part of Light Music and was exhibited at firstsite@the minories in Colchester. The exhibition featured a special performance on 23 November 2006 in which glass percussionist Alasdair Malloy performed Rudnitzky's composition for Twilight. 

In 2010, ESCALA acquired Twilight by Jorge Macchi thanks to a generous grant from the Art Fund, the UK's leading independent art charity. The acquisition of this work reunites it with its companion piece - Singers' RoomTwilight was created in 2006 for an exhibition at firstsite@the minories and will now return to Colchester thanks to a grant of £17,556 from The Art Fund, the UK’s leading independent art charity, and a private donation. Twilight’s partner piece, Singers’ Room, which was shown at the Art Exchange at the same time in 2006, has recently been offered to ESCALA by Macchi and Rudnitzky. Together, they form Light Music.

Image: Jorge Macchi, Twilight, 2006

UECLAACROSS

26-1994UECLAAcross is an exhibition of works selected from the holdings of the Essex Collection of Art from Latin America in collaboration with research staff across different academic departments and research centres within the University of Essex.

Focusing attention upon our existing display space at the Albert Sloman Library, the exhibition acknowledges a building used by staff, students and visitors representing a diverse range of interests. An accompanying guide includes commentaries on selected works by the four members of staff who have given their time to considering how works held by UECLAA reflect upon their respective disciplines.

The works are displayed in the balcony foyers of each of the upper floors of the Albert Sloman Library, thus located in proximity to Library holdings relevant to the subject area that each work touches upon. For this inaugeral UECLAAcross exhibition the subject areas represented are Psychology, Sociology, Human Rights and Art History.

Image: Emma Reyes, Untitled, 1992

Lines & Spaces: Uiara Bartra and Monica Sartori

12 May 2006 - 24 June 2006

Large-scale works on paper by Uiara Bartira and Monica Sartori selected for display at firstsite, to complement the exhibition Brigida Baltar, um Céu Entre Paredes.

Bartira and Sartori investigate both the physical processes of drawing and etching, and the virtual spaces produced by their images. They explore how abstract lines are used to collect and capture sensations such as limitless space, the passing of time and the experience of flight.

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Uiara Bartira, Diptico (Microcosm), 1987

Mónica Sartori, Ponta de asa de anjo, 1993

Casa Abierta, Open House

38-1995 newArgentine Ambassador's residence in London.

16 August 2006 - 24 August 2006

This project granted public access to the ambassador's residence in order to exhibit a sample of Argentine contemporary art in an intimate, non-gallery environment.

Since 2004, the house has been the site of many cultural events including talks, screenings and concerts. This exhibition will be an opportunity to open the house to the wide variety and quality of contemporary practice and to share it with the British public. The project will be supported by the embassy and private sponsors and kindly facilitated by the lenders and participating artists.

 

Image: Jorge Macchi, Untitled, 1993