Diego Bianchi: Impurity
Sun Oct 30 2016
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
FREE with daily Art Toronto admission
$45 multi-day fair pass (allows access to all three Power Talks and all four days of the fair)
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
North Building, Exhibit Hall A & B
255 Front Street West
Artist Diego Bianchi was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1969, where he still lives and works. He studied graphic design at Buenos Aires University and in 2003–05 was a recipient of the prestigious Guillermo Kuitca grant, one of the few programs in Argentina that establish mentorships for young artists. In his Power Talk, Bianchi will share his perception of artistic practice as a testing ground and space of experimentation where the things of the world can establish unprecedented relations. He is interested in re-examining the ideas of progress, value, law, education and beauty. He writes: “I understand the artist to be a social actor who, by means of his or her practice, is capable of observing, manipulating, and liberating things and persons from their specific conditions so that they can be others. This practice can reorganize and revert the form of the given.” Bianchi will discuss how art can continue to come up with findings that challenge meaning or bottle it at an embryonic state and how to generate acts of sheer communication, that is, non-digitalized or pre-established communication.
Diego Bianchi is an artist who creates installations from detritus and collected objects. His work has been shown in numerous exhibitions in Argentina, France, Mexico and the USA, as well the 10th Havana Biennale and the 11th Lyon Biennale. He has participated in group exhibitions at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires; spoorzone 013, Netherlands; La Maison Rouge, Paris; Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires; and Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Argentina. In 2006, Bianchi was in residence at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.