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The Consulate of Argentina in association with Donald Taglialatella and World House Gallery are pleased to present a selection of recent works by Argentine artist Graciela Sacco that will open on Thursday, 18 May, from 6:00 - 8:00pm at 12 West 56th Street in New York.  The exhibition is scheduled to run through 07 July 2000. 

Graciela Sacco is a photographer and installation artist whose work with heliography, the chemical action of light on emulsified photosensitive surfaces, has taken the technique to the forefront of contemporary art.  The artist's strong sociopolitical photographic images, both original and appropriated, serve as metaphors for some of the most acute problems of contemporary society such as famine, homelessness and displacement, authoritarianism, corrupt governments and officials, gun violence, crime, and social unrest. 

This will be the second solo exhibition in the United States for the 44 year-old artist who is lives and works in Rosario and who is a Professor of 20th Century Latin American Art at the University of Rosario.  This exhibition will include three installations that combine light and shadow with the process of heliography printed on everyday objects.  A fourth work from the series, Cuerpo a cuerpo, consists of heliography printed on found wooden boards.

Graciela Sacco represented Argentina at the 1996 São Paulo Bienal and at the 6th Bienal de Havana in 1997.  She will again represent Argentina at the 7th Bienal de Havana, has been invited to show at the 1st Bienal de Vigo in Spain and will make a solo gallery exhibition with Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts in Buenos Aires in the fall of 2000.

The Argentine Consulate is located at 12 West 56th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues.  Hours at the gallery at the Consulate are Monday through Friday, 11:00am to 5:00pm. For further information please contact the Consul General Javier Goliszewski at 212 603 0439 or Donald Taglialatella at World House Gallery at 973 762 3131.  World House Gallery is headquartered in South Orange and makes roaming exhibitions in empty and disused gallery spaces throughout New York.

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