touring group show ‘the importance of being’ with kendell geers opens at macba, buenos aires

4 July 2015
'The Importance of Being: A Panorama on Belgian Contemporary Art' tours to Museo de Arte Contemporáneo in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The exhibition which opened earlier in the year at Museo Nacional de Bells Artes in La Habana, Cuba has been curated by Sara Alonso Gómez to focus on 40 contemporary Belgian artists. Rather than focusing on strictly geographical features or criteria, the exhibition raises questions concerning the polymorphy of the multilingual, transcultural mindset associated with a certain - elusive - Belgian identity.

This highly existential manner of looking at Belgium resulted in the development of the overarching theme of 'Being' itself. It also resulted in the inclusion of several non-Belgian artists, further exemplifying the plurality of discourses and international nature of the artistic proposals.

13 February - 26 April 2015
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, La Habana, Cuba

4 July - 12 September 2015
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2 December 2015 - 14 February 2016
Museo de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

11 July - 14 July 2016
Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil

Kendell Geers at Museo de Arte Contemporáneo in Buenos Aires