"Argentine" Trip

Eduardo Gil's black-and-white photograph Untitled shows a large circle of people holding hands, open-mouthed in either joy or protest. The ambiguity is no accident. Like Gil's print, the eight-artist exhibit "Bringing Shadows to Light: Contemporary Argentine Photography" explores both the sorrow and the joy of Argentina's history.

Helen Zout's sobering Mrs. "Chicha" Mariani shows a woman haunted by the ghosts of children who were among the 30,000 killed in "The Dirty War" from 1976 to 1983. Meanwhile, Marcos López uses humor to undermine fear in Fidel en la Sierra Maestra, Buenos Aires, a hilarious and colorful send-up of a ferocious Castro with a threatening plastic lizard as his apparent sidekick. And sensual pieces like Aldo Sessa's Tango series explore the lusty dance as a source of national pride and identity. See them all from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: April 29. Continues through July 23

 
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