El Aleph

Light art
Faena Art - Buenos Aires

Curator: Alfons Hug

El Aleph presented site-specific installations by British artist Anthony McCall and German artist Mischa Kuball. Inspired by the short story by Jorge Luis Borges, the exhibition explored the aesthetics of literary space, the translation of metaphors and the immateriality of light. Renowned for his ‘solid light’ creations, McCall’s inimitable projections occupy the space between cinema, sculpture and drawing. Exhibited for the first time in Argentina, McCall’s stark white lines projected luminous shadows against a dark room filled with mist, creating fragile sculptures that bathed the exhibition space in light. In contrast to these monumental structures, the installation by Mischa Kuball space – speech – speed consisted of a myriad of constantly moving light reflections. El Aleph was curated by Alfons Hug, director of the Rio de Janeiro Goethe Institue and prominent curator of the Biennial of Sao Paulo.