Pan Dulce
Cynthia Cohen
Pasto Brasil
08.11.19 | 20.12.19
Cynthia Cohen, Pan Dulce, 2019, view of the exhibition at Pasto Brasil. Ph: Bruno Dubner. Courtesy of Pasto

Pasto gallery opened a new three-hundred-square-meter venue to house shows and other art events. The gallery proper will remain in Recoleta, while this new space (located at the corner of Brasil and Paseo Colón in the Buenos Aires Arts District) is envisioned for large-format works, often by guest artists, and shows in conjunction with foreign galleries. Pan Dulce, a show of paintings by Cynthia Cohen (Buenos Aires, 1969) curated by Florencia Qualina, opened the space during Art Weekend Buenos Aires (AWBA).

Cynthia Cohen, Pan Dulce, 2019, view of the exhibition at Pasto Brasil. Ph: Bruno Dubner. Courtesy of Pasto
Cynthia Cohen, Pan Dulce, 2019, view of the exhibition at Pasto Brasil. Ph: Bruno Dubner. Courtesy of Pasto

Faggioli’s book De la pintura features a text that Jorge Luis Borges wrote for one of the painter’s many shows. Borges asserts that “all beings struggle with time, which ultimately topples and forgets them. Like other arts, painting is a means—perhaps the most efficacious and tangible—to salvage something of what the centuries carry away with them.” To that, the curator adds in her text, “in her reexamination of family language, Cohen follows, in a way, that path: returning to the past to invent it anew.”

Cynthia Cohen, Pan Dulce, 2019, view of the exhibition at Pasto Brasil. Ph: Bruno Dubner. Courtesy of Pasto

En su libro De la pintura aparece un texto que Jorge Luis Borges escribió para una de las tantas exhibiciones de Faggioli; señalaba el autor que “todos los seres luchan con el tiempo, que finalmente los destroza y olvida. A semejanza de las otras artes, la pintura es un medio, quizá el más eficaz y tangible, de rescatar algo de lo que se llevan los siglos”. La curadora lo cita y agrega: “en su revisión de la lengua familiar, Cohen sigue, de alguna manera, ese camino. Volver al pasado, para inventarlo otra vez”.

Cynthia Cohen, Pan Dulce, 2019, view of the exhibition at Pasto Brasil. Ph: Bruno Dubner. Courtesy of Pasto

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