ART EXHIBITION FOR CHARITY
Showcasing works by Argentine contemporary artist Cesar Baracca
Friday 30 November 2012 from 6pm to 8.30pm
Argentine Embassy - 65 Brook Street, London W1K 4HA
Your donation will include admission and complimentary wine reception.
All proceeds will be donated to the following Argentine charities:
FUNDACION ALMA: It operates a train-hospital that provides free healthcare to children living in remote and impoverished villages in North Argentina.www.fundacionalma.org.ar
FUNDACION LEER: It develops and implements literacy programs to promote reading in poor and disadvantaged communities in Argentina. www.leer.org.ar
About the artist: Cesar Baracca
Born in Rosario, Argentina in 1959, Cesar Baracca studied Fine Arts at The National University in Rosario, where he later taught sculpture as an assistant professor during 1988 and 1989. He is one of the Co-Founders of the Argentine art groups La Vaca (1988) and RoZarte (1989), which achieved renown for being among the first groups emerging during the nascent New Argentinean democracy.
Baracca has contributed to over fifty exhibitions, worked as part of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s The Reichstag Project (1995) in Berlin, and assisted artist Rob Miller in producing murals for the Vermont/Santa Monica Metro station in Los Angeles, (1997). His recent group exhibitions include shows held at the National Portrait Gallery in London and the National Museum of Fine Art in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Recent solo exhibitions have been held at the Zizi Gallery Mayfair in London and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Rosario, Argentina, where three pieces entered the permanent collection. He is currently interested in mosaic technology, appropriation art, issues of representation, production processes, and recessional aesthetics.