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Book Launch: Alejandra Seeber – Picture This Featuring the Artist in Conversation with Guillermo Kuitca

Americas Society

November 7, 2019


Join us for a conversation between Guillermo Kuitca and Alejandra Seeber, to celebrate the publication of Alejandra Seeber: Picture This. The conversation will be moderated by Aimé Iglesias Lukin, director and chief curator of Americas Society.

The publication is the first monograph on the New York-based, Buenos Aires–born Alejandra Seeber (born 1968). In her often large-scale works, Seeber explores the possibilities of painting in-between figuration and abstraction. Her ambivalent pictorial language cannot be deciphered on a linear path, since in her colorful, shining paintings, out of nonrepresentational elements, narrative references suddenly emerge. There are allusions to subjects that dissolve instantly into expressive chromaticity and painterly dynamics. Seeber has characterized the act of painting as a journey with an undefined destination. Her work has been exhibited around the world, including the Bronx Museum of Art, Brazil's Biennial Mercosul and the Kunstmuseum St. Gallen. The book, edited by Alejandro Cesarco, includes texts by Karin Schneider, Inés Katzenstein, and Konrad Bitterli, and a conversation between Valentina Liernur and the artist.

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Image Caption: Cover of Alejandra Seeber: Picture This. Published by Hatje Cantz Verlag, Berlin 2019.