Vivi Abelson

April 6, 2010

Currently on view at Galeria Centrica are some photographs by the young Argentine photographer, Vivi Abelson.

© Vivi Abelson

From series Fuerza Círculo © Vivi Abelson

© Vivi Abelson

The gallery is a small room in the basement of an upscale shoe store in Palermo Viejo. The photos on view are simple and subtle, printed without overt manipulation. Here’s a few photos I took of the installation:

Vivi Abelson at Galeria Centrica

Vivi Abelson at Galeria Centrica

The gallery’s website is woefully uninformative so I’ll repeat the information about the show from the brochure. It’s up until April 30, 2010. The store/gallery is located on Francisco Acuña de Figeuroa 1800 and their hours are Monday to Friday 2-8pm and Saturday 10am-3pm. Their phone is +54 11 4865 0143.

Abelson, on the other hand, has a lovely website which I’d recommend checking out. It’s refreshing to see a website  using Indexhibit. I hope it’s a trend that takes off because it’s rare to find photographers from Argentina building websites with simple navigation and big images. I enjoyed her series Olaguer 3096 which consists of pictures of residents from the same building all taken in their respective kitchens. It’s a portrait of middle class porteño life:

From Olaguer 3006 © Vivi Abelson

From Olaguer 3006 © Vivi Abelson

From Olaguer 3006 © Vivi Abelson

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