Monday, September 16th
6:30 PM – 8 PM
25 East 21st Street, Floor 4
New York, NY 10010
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Dolores Zinny and Juan Maidagain, Berlin-based collaborative visual artists from Argentina, and Aimé Iglesias Lukin, an Argentinian art historian and curator, will be in conversation to discuss Zinny Maidagan's most recent work Misky Mayu. In 1990 Juan Maidagan, along with four friends, began a three-month journey along the Misky Mayu (in Quechua), Dulce (in Spanish) River, in one of the least populated areas of Argentina. Almost thirty years later, Juan and Dolores revisited the area and transformed the original hours of footage into a new art project opening at on September 13th, 2019 at Henrique Faria Fine Arts New York gallery.
Denniston Hill's Swerve Conversation Series features exchanges between artists, curators, cultural producers and historians whose work is situated at the intersection of art and justice, and who push the boundaries of their respective disciplines. In their large scale, site-specific public art interventions, the artists Dolores Zinny and Juan Maidagan (Denniston Hill 2012) work across disciplines to analyze the "ideological, physical, and historical conditions of the site, and to promote a reflection on how the conditions of a given site alter the work that is exhibited there, and vice versa." In conversation with art historian and curator Aimé Iglesias Lukin, Zinny Maidagan will explore how these themes have evolved over several recent installations and in their current exhibition, Misky Mayu: Zinny Maidagan at Henrique Faria Fine Art - New York.
About Zinny Maidagan
Zinny Maidagan produces art for the public space: for Graz City Hall in Austria, for the Bibliotheque Royale in Brussels, recently they won two important Public Art Competitions for permanent work in Germany: for the IG Farben Haus Goethe University Frankfurt and for Fulda University of Applied Sciences. In 2017 they were commissioned a long-term work for LACMA façade, as part of Getty Foundation’s PST, in this frame they were awarded in 2015 a full Research Residency at 18th SAC. Dolores Zinny and Juan Maidagan are former fellows of the Whitney Museum ISP and recipients of the prestigious DAAD Berlin Artist Program Award, John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship Award and Pollock Krasner Fellowship Award. Their work has been featured internationally, in venues as the 50th Venice Biennial, the 2nd Sevilla Biennial, the 5th Berlin Biennial, the 8th Gwangju Biennial, 1st Cartagena Biennial and in institutions as MIT, The Generali Foundation, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, with solo exhibitions at The New Museum of Contemporary Art New York, Moderna Museet Stockholm, Museo Rufino Tamayo Mexico City, Lund Konsthall, DAAD Galerie-Berlin, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt, among others.
About Aimé Iglesias Lukin
Aimé Iglesias Lukin is an art historian and curator. Born and raised in Buenos Aires, she lives in New York since 2011. She is finishing her Ph.D. in Art History at Rutgers University with a dissertation titled “This Must Be the Place: Latin American Artists in New York 1965-1975,” that maps the international networks through which migrant artists from along the Hemisphere created communities in the metropolis, and analyzes topics of travel, exile, and identity in these artists’ artworks. She completed her MA at The Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, and her undergraduate studies in Art History at the Universidad de Buenos Aires. Her research received grants by the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Terra and Mellon Foundations, and the Peter C. Marzio Award from the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. Her work was been presented at conferences internationally and published by prestigious museums and academic journals. She curated exhibitions independently in museums and cultural centers, and previously worked at the Modern and Contemporary Department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Institute for Studies in Latin American Art and Fundación Proa in Buenos Aires.