Gabriela Bettini at Tasman Projects
Zona de contacto puts in dialogue works of the most recent Bettini series: Primavera silenciosa, La memoria de los intentos and Paisajes de excepción, along with new pieces that continue their line of research on the capitalist manipulation of nature and the ways of resistance to this devastating process in Latin America.
Climática Magazine: How art can be ecofeminist
Is there any specific violence against women who defend nature? With the intention of answering this question, the artist Gabriela Bettini has developed her work around a theoretical framework that explores “the link between capitalism and violence against women and towards nature”.
Gabriela Bettini wins the International Prize Obra Abierta 2017
Artist Gabriela Bettini wins the International Prize for Plastic Arts "Obra Abierta 2017" with "Repoussoir", an oil on linen landscape. The intention is to "link two temporalities, such as colonialism in Latin America and neocolonialism to the situation of environmental crisis that exists in the present," says the artist. The jury of the Prize, convened by the Caja de Extremadura Foundation, is composed of former ARCO director Rosina Gómez-Baeza; the director of the Dos de Mayo Art Center, Manuel Segade; the director of the Ibero-American Biennial of Graphic Work Ciudad de Cáceres, Rosa Perales, and Susana Blas, of 'Metropolis' TVE program.
ABC interviews Gabriela Bettini
Artist Gabriela Bettini talks to ABC about her main interests, the defense of the environment, the violence against female activists or the revision of the dominant narratives of the generation that lived through the Argentine dictatorship. “In my drawings and videos, I have approached life experiences in the margins of History that show the void resulting from the attempt to reconcile memories, memory policies and official narratives,” explains the artist.
RTVE visits Gabriela Bettini’s exhibit at Tasman Project
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Radio3 visits Gabriela Bettini's exhibition at Tasman Projects. The exhibition consists mainly in paintings. "It is a form of expression that interests me because it has been a means of hegemonic representation for centuries," explains the artist. "How (the painting) has been able to strengthen the vision of nature as something susceptible to exploit and possess." The artist discovers in this interview the scientific entomologist and botanical illustrator of the 17th century, Maria Sybylla Merian and her findings of ecodependence in living habitats. With this vision, Bettini explains how her work tries to expose two points of view, adding to the landscape the monoculture so widespread today.