Patricio Rivera

Patricio Rivera, Buenos Aires, 1976

 

He studied art direction and photography and has a master’s degree in business administration from Universidad del Salvador and Universidad de Deusto. He was professor of the photography career track at University of Palermo. In 2012 he was selected in Salón Nacional de Artes Visuales. Between 2016 and 2018 he was a long-time resident artist at Hangar. His works were acquired by collections such as Banc Sabadell. He intervenes in the development of projects that involve programming, mechatronics, robotics and digital manufacturing, preferably with free licenses. He is co-founder of Fase, center of thought and production of contemporary art based in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat and of TMTMTM, a production, research and technological experimentation collective resident at Hangar.org.

 

http://www.patriciorivera.com

 

Work at the collection: Agism

Agism, 2019.

 

The piece addresses the declarative character of the shot as a force of performative enunciation and exclamation point of an intention; a statement, although regulated by law, free to be executed within the elusive alibi of an artwork.


 

The kinesis of the weapon becomes an allegory of the visceral drive contained in the fragility of a ball of paint, which faces the inescapable confrontation of a neat wall that always wins. The spill is the defeat that becomes the pleasure and merchandise of the other, but which will forever preserve the trace and sample of an asymmetry of power that subjugates the weakest link in the artistic food chain.

 

Agism is part of a research and production program held by Hangar in collaboration with the NewArtFoundation and the .BEEP { collection;}.

 

Special acknowledgments: TMTMTM and Intra Automation.

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