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Part of the exhibition: Give and Give, BIENALSUR 2021, San Juan, Argentina
Japanese artist Yutaka Sone will throw two dice measuring 200 x 200 centimeters each from the ceiling of the Franklin Rawson Museum of Fine Arts. The action, entitled “Double Six San Juan”, previously carried out in other parts of the world, proposes a humorous reflection on chance and what it represents in our daily lives. At the same time, it sheds light on the difficulty of accepting the loss of control in a highly technical society and the margin of loss and profit implicit in each movement. Yutaka Sone’s works are, among other places, at the Los Angeles and Tokyo Museums of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate Gallery in London, and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.

About the exhibition:

Give and Give

Contrary to the popular expression of “give and take”, the exhibition proposes, from the perspective of art, an alternative economy to that of the traditional model so deeply rooted in our post-Fordist society. In a world driven primarily by social, emotional, and financial profit, “givers” appear as a strange species that helps and collaborates with others without expecting anything in return. Accordingly, the dynamic of “give and give” enables sustainable and long-lasting emotional bonds rather than short-term gains. Inspired by the possibilities of generosity in today’s society, this exhibition aims to challenge the inflexibility of the prevailing neoliberal order by encouraging both dynamic flows and other frameworks from which to establish connections by making tangible gestures. Thus, several of the works in the exhibition result from the artists’ commitments outside the art world. The artists who are part of Give and Give

 collectively connect geographically divergent economies and raise questions about their social, industrial, and emotional heritage within the framework of our global society. 
Charlotte Crevits and Tommy Simoens

with the support of the Ministerio de Turismo y Cultura, Secretaría de Cultura, of the San Juan Government


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