Argentinian Art & Bio of Amalia Pica | Guggenheim UBS MAP
b. 1978, Neuquén, Argentina | lives and works in London
Amalia Pica uses sculpture, performance, installation and photography to explore the nuances of communication. Her 2013 work A ∩ B ∩ C (read as A intersection B intersection C) references the fact that, during the 1970s, Argentina’s military junta forbade Venn diagrams and the related concept of intersection from being taught in elementary schools, viewing it as potentially subversive. In A ∩ B ∩ C, performers manipulate translucent colored shapes, producing configurations that use intersection as an invitation to reimagine collaboration and community. Returned to the walls at the performance’s conclusion, the shapes seemed endowed with a new communicative potential.
Amalia Pica A ∩ B ∩ C Performance Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, July 6, 2014 In A ∩ B ∩ C, Amalia Pica invites performers to manipulate translucent pieces of colored acrylic, producing new configurations that use abstraction and intersection to invite the rethinking of collaboration and community. More
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Speaking very quietly: Amalia Pica at the MCA Chicago Tribune, June 19, 2013 Museums are typically hushed places. Perhaps less today than in the past, but still. And yet it comes as a strange surprise to wander through the galleries of Amalia Pica's solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, and find them silent. More