Edgardo Antonio VIGO: Un arte a realizar [An art in becoming]

3 April - 19 May 2017

Richard Saltoun Gallery presents the first solo exhibition in the UK dedicated to Argentinian artist Edgardo Antonio VIGO, a pivotal figure of the '60s and '70s South American avant-garde and  subject of a solo exhibition at MoMA, New York in 2014.

 

The exhibition at Richard Saltoun Gallery features a selection of artworks, multiples, magazines and performance documents spanning Vigo’s entire life: from original photographs of his early 'useless machines'; to his prints, multiples and mail art commenting on the social and political system; and the stand-out sculptural work Poemas Matematicos(In)Comestibiles (1968) made out of two welded aluminium sardine cans. This exhibition gives a taste of Vigo’s quizzical presentation of art as a riddle to be solved by spectators who are turned into active creators.