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“American Perspective” at the Embassy of Argentina

September 18th, 2014
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News from Berlin – The title of Luciana Levinton’s exhibition, “American Perspective”, can be approached from two clear angles: on the one hand, it is an American perspective, because two of the principal pieces of art included are about the “Whitney Museum of American Art” by Marcel Breuer, in New York; on the other hand, Levinton is from Argentina but is deeply part of American culture. She explains: “I come to Berlin to introduce my perspective about art”. The Berliners have the chance to visit the exhibition, “American Perspective”, from September the 17th until the 21st in the Argentine Embassy from 10.00 to 15.00.

The exhibition shows buildings from different cities and are portrayed in a geometric and contemporary way. In her works, architecture is predominant. This is due to the fact that Levinton is an architect and it is therefore the “principal base” of her work. In a poem, she writes of her work, describing how architecture is capture by her canvas: “the composition of the gaze / the unique perspective of a moment / the instant that remains in me and I seek to rescue”. Her freedom is part of this dance from one perspective to the other, from the mathematics of the building, to the moody brushstrokes of the painting.

Levinton has exposed her work in several cities prior to living in Berlin, such as Buenos Aires, Maldonado, São Paulo, Barcelona, London, New York and Paris. Her artworks are largely paintings on canvas, which elucidate different perspectives of images which are well-known, rather than simply photorealistic expressions of buildings which make up American cities. 

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