A visit with Delia Cancela inBuenos Aires

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Delia Cancela and Pablo esejean were the first artistic duo in visual arts of Argentina. They were classmates at the School Escuela de Bellas Artes, the fell in love and married in 1965 and then until the late seventies worked together. "We realized that the category people put art into was mystifying . We derived the same esthetic pleasures fro making clothing too, only with a milder dose of mystification."

In Experiencias 68 they exhibited a quite radical esthetic and political expression in which art shifted from objects to processes and from processes to information. They took part a second time in the Experiences, Cancela/Mesejean came up with a work Yiyisch which in Armenian means pretty or nice. "The idea of this experiment/experience was a magazine. To put out a magazine. The material it contains is not meant to be the goal of the experience, yes it intersts us all the same." the artists commented, stressing process over object. 500 copies wereprinted and were or sale and the "performance" during the exhibition consisting of untying the bundle of magazines and offering the magazine to the public.

Currently Delia Cancela concentrates on her art and is preparing now for her participation in a month at the Tate Modern.



Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.


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