Marta Minujín
(Buenos Aires, 1841)
Informalism in Argentina
A panorama of the 20th Century
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Marta Minujín
She studies at the fine arts schools Manuel Belgrano and Prilidiano Pueyrredón. In 1957 she holds her first individual exhibit where she presents drawings at the Agon Theater. Her relationship with Informalism is brief and limited.
Between 1960 and 1962 she goes to France with a scholarship and in 1966 she is awarded the Guggenheim Foundation scholarship that takes her to New York. In 1967 she gets the Fairfield Scholarship also in New York and in 1968 she wins a scholarship from the Rockefeller Foundation, New York.
In 1964 she is invited to take part in the Premio del Instituto Torcuato Di Tella, where she presents her Eróticos en Technicolor (she gets the Premio Nacional). From May 28 to June 11, 1965 she exhibits together with Rubén Santantonín, La Menesunda, at the Instituto Di Tella. Among other decoration motives she presents in 1962 the La Pieza del Amor, (The love piece) with the collaboration of Mark Brusse, Tokio, Japan; in 1963, Casa de Colchones (House of matresses) Atelier Delambre, Paris, France; in 1965, El Batacazo, Instituto Di Tella; in 1966, El Batacazo, Bianchini Gallery, New York; in 1967, Minuphone, Howard Wise Gallery, New York.
During the seventies and the eighties, among many other presentations, we can point out: 1978, El Obelisco Acostado, I Bienal Latinoamericana de San Pablo, Brazil; 1980, La torre de James Joyce en Pan, Bienal ROSC '80, Dublín, Ireland; 1981, Carlos Gardel en Fuego, IV Bienal de Medellín, Colombia; 1983, El Partenón de Libros, 9 de Julio Ave. and Santa Fe Ave., Buenos Aires. In 1998, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles includes her in the Out of Actions: between Performance and the Object exhibit where we can also find artists such as Ives Klein, Allan Kaprow, Piero Mazzoni and the Gutai group. The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de Buenos Aires exhibits in 1999, her Vivir en Arte work (To live in art), which includes pieces from various periods.