Garbage, Design, Recycling: An Exhibition and Some Reflections

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More events trying to raise consciousness about ecology and consumerism in Argentina, this time in the interior of the country and with an arty approach. From September 4th until October 26th, the cool print publication Acido Surtido is holding a collective art exhibition by the name Garbage, Design, Recycling; featuring artists also grouped in its latest issue with the same name. The event, which is taking place at the Centro Cultural España Cordoba, in Cordoba province (about 700 kilometers from Buenos Aires), reunites the works of 22 artists-groups that analyze themes such as consumerism, recycling and garbage disposal. "This is an invitation to reprogram the reality in the unstoppable cycle of production and waste. To post produce and re produce would be, in this instance, a way to take part before the useful and useless, richness and poorness, a way to re think norms and anticipate the imminent, to open question marks over processes, materials, consignees, the notion of authorship and the reception of art languages in the context of the objects that lay around us," the directors of the Center say in the presentation of the show. The event has debates, projection of audiovisual work, workshops and plastic-arts exhibition. The work shown in the main picture includes a picture of a cartonero by well known rock-photographer Nora Lozano and a lamp from recovered PET by conscious designer Alejandro Sarmiento. Other parts include an installation with faulty light bulbs by Sergio Avello, a photographic and sound installation by Leonor Silvestri, a series of graphic designs by Garcia Balza studio, and a video about work with textiles by Martin Churba. More information at the Centro Cultural España Cordoba Site (more pics in the extended). ::CCEC ::Acido Surtido
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Chair and table with parts covered by recovered tires, by Alejandro Sarmiento.

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Graphic designs by Garcia Balza studio.

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An installment with knitted recovered PET.

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