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(English info below)- Exhibición realizada en el Fondo Nacional de las Artes que reunió entre el 8/11/07 al 31/01/08 a algunos de los más importantes representantes de tres generaciones de artistas argentinos y exhibió la única obra original (no múltiple) de Marcel Duchamp que existe en la Argentina descubierta por el curador en el verano de 2007. Artistas participantes (por órden alfabético): Xil Buffone, Eduardo Costa, Marcel Duchamp , Max Gómez Canle, Guillermo Gregorio , Marcelo Gutman, IMaDuBA, David Lamelas, Emiliano López, Emiliano Miliyo, Esteban Pastorino , Gastón Pérsico, Provisorio Permanente, Nicolás Radano y Axel Straschnoy. Catálogo virtual de la muestra: http://duchampenbsas.blogspot.com
Duchamp en Buenos Aires is the exhibition that will start the "Duchamp year" to commemorate the 90 years of Duchamp´s living period of 9 months in Argentina. This exhibition includes some of the most important personalities of three generations of Argentinian artists, some of them are: (in alphabetic order) Xil Buffone, Eduardo Costa, Marcel Duchamp, Max Gómez Canle, Guillermo Gregorio , Marcelo Gutman, IMADUBA, David Lamelas , Emiliano López, Emiliano Miliyo, Esteban Pastorino , Gastón Pérsico, Provisorio Permanente, Nicolás Radano y Axel Straschnoy. Virtual catalogue of the exhibition: http://duchampenbsas.blogspot.com All the artists created their works specially for this show. With reference to Marcel Duchamp and after a thorough personal research process, a unique document will be presented (for the first time to the press and public). This document has been kept undisclosed in Argentina. It was a gift from Tistán Tzará to a surrealist Argentinian writer, then to a well-known journalist and artist, Hermenegildo Sábat. We are talking about the technical file of the chess match between Marcel Duchamp and the argentinian chess player Valentín Fernández Coria, the 19 th of July of 1924 in Paris. This was the only Oympic International Chess Championship that ever existed. This manuscript, in which are written all the moves that were played in the match, is signed by the artist Marcel Duchamp on the first page and on the opposite side of the document. This material has the signature of the Argentinian player also and will be disclosed along with a certificate that proves its authenticity. The importance of this document lies in Duchamp´s activity during his stay in Buenos Aires: playing chess almost every night. As he said, here is where he became a "chess maniac". In the exhibition catalogue, I describe how Duchamp maintained his contact with Argentina after living in this country, even when he wasn´t living in Buenos Aires any more.