IMy work revisits the historical journey developed by the great utopias and ideologies of the twentieth century and their transformation into the fears, the skepticism and the “no future” of contemporary life.
I am interested in History, Sociology and Architecture. I am curious to explore the notion of ideologies and politics as aesthetically enrooted phenomena. I am looking at monuments and projects which embody a particular vision of the world and the game of power, the tension between what could have been and what finally wasn’t. There’s a longing for the ideal of a fair and equal society, an idea of nation, repeatedly ill-fated.
I seek, therefore, neither to transform my investigations on architecture or social phenomena into recipe conceptual projects, nor into a mere illustration of ideas, but to use them as fertilizer for developing a poetics.
Artist Bio / CV
He was born in Mar del Plata in 1972 and is currently residing in Buenos Aires. He graduated from M.Malharro School of Visual Arts and continued his studies taking part in scholarships sponsored by Fundación Antorchas. In the last ten years, he has participated in numerous individual and collective exhibitions both in private galleries as well as institutional spaces in Argentina, Brazil, Spain, Costa Rica, Panama, Ecuador and the United States of America. These include the MAMBA (Buenos Aires), MAAC (Ecuador), Premio Fundación Itaú and Premio Fundación Andreani and an individual exhibition at the Cádiz Provincial Council, Spain. Azar’s work is to be found in important private and institutional collections in the United States, Europe and several Latin-American countries.