JORGE MIÑO

(September 14 – October 16, 2010)

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PARANOID PARK
Digital photography and print on photographic paper, 108.5 x 180 cm., 2010.
PARANOID PARK FIELD OF PLAY SILENCE AT REST TOY STORY LINES OF CONTAINMENT

ENLACE ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO Gallery (Av. Pardo y Aliaga 676, San Isidro) announces the opening of the photography exhibition PRECISA INDIFERENCIA by JORGE MIÑO, next Tuesday, September 14 at 7.30 p.m. This show consists of medium- and large-scale photographs from the artist’s most recent series or productions, dominated by black and white, the play of light and chiaroscuro, and deliberate manipulation. In the images, we see the artist as a catalyst who allows himself to receive the impressions of the objects and the space that surrounds them, processing them based on this impression. This is the artist’s function: to receive impressions, process them, and return them, express them. In this way, perceiving becomes a form of seeing via consciousness or the discovery of the concealed side of things, in order to shed light on them, coax the light out of them, illuminate them. On the other hand, things seen in this way, from their perspective, fill us with something new as they expand into our gaze, converting the act of gazing into an act of knowledge. Jorge Miño, a major reference point and a rising artist in contemporary photography, was born in the province of Corrientes, Argentina in 1973. He lives and works in Buenos Aires. Shows held in 2010 include: Descanso del silencio (Silence at Rest), Moro Gallery, Santiago, Chile. In 2009: Diferentes futuros (Different Futures), Ernesto Catena Fotografía Contemporánea Gallery; at the Museo de Arquitectura, the show Formas Propias (Shapes of Their Own), Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 2007: Piezas únicas (One-of-a-Kind Pieces), at the Ernesto Catena Fotografía Contemporánea Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Recognitions received include: third prize, contest organized by Banco Itau Argentina (2010); first prize in the Salón Nacional de Rosario, Provinceof Santa Fe, Museo Castagnino, Argentina (2007); second prize in Fotografía y Ciencia, C. C. Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2006); among others. Of the artist’s work, Teo Waindred says: “Once again, Miño has made every effort to deprive us of all possible clues. He has erased each one of the keys that might help us to understand that which remains of a story when all traces of its passing have been completely burned. In this way, he succeeds in rendering the inanimate object transparent. There is a thought process in this oeuvre, and it is that this is the only way to show the world: through its contours. In each image, the shadows become a luminous cut-out on the surface that is no longer there. And with this technology, he forges a language. A living language of gaze on the still object.” (Exhibition catalogue, 2010). The exhibition may be viewed through October 19, from Monday through Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. No entry fee.