MADRID – For 15 days -from March 1 to 15-, the elegant Palacio de Linares dressed as a multidisciplinary event that disembarks with the spirit and expression of Buenos Aires through exhibitions, film cycles, theater, dance and tango.
In fine contrast to the icy Madrid, Silvina Vicente created a warm place in the halls that have been entrusted to her in house of america, a space similar to a home where she developed as a hostess. There she was together with the ghosts of great creators of the Buenos Aires scenes. The curator presented, in the framework of “Connection: Buenos Aires-Madrid”, an exhibition that brought together some jewels from the Costume Center of the San Martin Theater. Also in this prestigious cultural epicenter was exhibited the magazine On and his group, a sample of objects, documents, first editions and letters belonging to the writers who made up this mythical publication and publishing house founded by Victoria Ocampo in 1931.
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“The wardrobe helps me find the character that lives inside,” he said Alfredo Alcon. The suit with which he interpreted Enrique IV in 2005 was worn together with the one that the great Elena Tasisto. In 2015, through an initiative of the Fundación de Amigos and the Patronage Program, the Costume Center of the San Martín Theatera treasure made up of an invaluable collection, the largest in South America, which preserves 45,000 garments designed for the shows that are performed in this Buenos Aires theater.
Silvina Vicente was involved from the beginning of this project, which not only implied moving the pieces to a 600 m² space, but also creating a documentation system, the surgeon. “The sense of keeping that wardrobe is that it can be reused. It is a living collection. Within this center is the Treasure Collection section, special pieces for their historical value or for their design that cannot be modified”, explained the curator of the exhibition that was exhibited in Madrid and showed some of the costumes of Pablo Ramírez, Renata Schussheim, Graciela Galán, Fabián Luca, Germen Gelpi and Carlos Serrano, among others. “Theater is something ephemeral, and when we talk about theater, we talk about playwrights, but in the history of public theater, technical areas are very important. There has to be a testimony”, adds Vicente.
Among the pieces that were exhibited in this unprecedented exhibition, in the Roa Bastos library of Casa de América, were objects that were donated by the authors, or by relatives of the authors, and others purchased by the directors of the Writer’s Museum. The typewriter that belonged to Bernárdez, a Bioy Casares hat, the pen with which Borges signed copies at the presentation of his latest book and letters from Silvina Ocampo to Juan José Hernández.
And on stage too
In “Connection: Buenos Aires–Madrid” a selection of films from the Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival (BAFICI) like the winner 1985, the film by Santiago Miterstarring Ricardo Darin. Besides, Gonzalo Demaria presented his work Romance of the Bacchus and the cow, performed and directed by Marco Antonio Caponi, who received rave reviews for his work. The playwright also premiered his first feature film, starring Luciano Cáceres and José Giménez Zapiola: Nene revancha.
Eva Soldati and the daunting task of taking care of the wardrobe at the Teatro San Martín
A vast artistic-cultural program created by the City of Buenos Aires that offered a varied programming with theater, cinema, music, tango, visual arts, photography, exhibitions, talks and other expressions related to the culture of Buenos Aires, destined to strengthen the ties between two cities united by their history, their tourist, cultural and gastronomic offer. Through various activities that proposed to promote Buenos Aires as the best city to live, visit and study.
For all tastes, this range of expressions was opened, a transatlantic bridge between two distant cities, but united by culture.
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