Pablo Suárez | Narciso plebeyo: MALBA, Buenos Aires

23 November 2018 - 25 February 2019

Retrospective exhibition of Pablo Suárez (Buenos Aires, 1937-2006), a central figure of the local scene in Buenos Aires over four decades, from the 60s to the 2000s. The exhibition brings together a selection of 100 works, including paintings, drawings, objects and sculptures, as well as archival material never seen before that come up from the research project carried out by the curators, Jimena Ferreiro and Rafael Cippolini, together with the Curatorial Department of the museum.


The project focuses on the issues addressed by Pablo Suárez and his particular discursive enunciation –where "the plebeian" prevails– as the perversion of the form and symptom of the degraded culture. This personal inscription will be an invitation to analyze the personal mythology of Suárez in relation to his images and his place in the history of Argentine art, central and marginal at the same time. The exhibition also highlights the influences between Suarez and other generations, a central aspect to understand his legacy.