What stays, what disappears: Artists of Nature...

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In 1970, Argentine artist Jorge Gamarra (1939) made a box in which he store a flat stone, found on a river, polished by time and water. The piece was called Fósil.
Back in our days, at the Faena ArtsCenterRichard LongBritish artist born in 1945, collects elements from Argentina's nature and created totemic installations with them. "I like simple, practical, emotional, quiet and vigorous art," the artist states.
Long is basically a walker: for this exhibition, we walked at the footstep of the Cordillera de los Andes, in the province of Mendoza, and recollected all the materials used in the pieces offered at the Los Molinos room of the museum. The work that covers the floor is an invitation to stay in touch with our nature, a road to walk, just as the artist did.
"I like the simplicity of walking, the simpleness of stones..."
Mendoza Walking, by Richard Long (2014)
Technique: installation with natural elements
Faena Arts Center
MMendoza Walking, by Richard Long (2014) - Detail
Technique: installation with natural elements
Faena Arts Center
In the wall, we are welcomed by a site-specific artwork, done with mud of the region of Mendoza. The work exists here and now and will be destroyed when the exhibition closes.
"I like sensitivity with no technique."
Mendoza Walking, by Richard Long (2014)
Technique: site-specific with mud
Faena Arts Center
Mendoza Walking, by Richard Long (2014) - Detail
Technique: site-specific with mud
Faena Arts Center 
We bring together in this posts two artists who wanted us to reflect through simple elements, through works done with Nature. Gamarra locks a stone as if it was a precious object about to disappear for ever. Long walks and collects elements so foreign to those of us living in the city. A good chance to place our attention in Nature, so threatened by our actions...

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