Nuke by Marcelo Brodsky - PhMuseum Days


Marcelo Brodsky

Nuke - Marcelo Brodsky

Exhibition Details:

In 2019 Argentine artist Marcelo Brodsky decided to intervene in the image of a nuclear explosion while the renewal of nuclear agreements between the United States and Russia was not being signed during the Trump presidency, to remind us that disarmament is the best protection against those weapons. Something that might have sounded even rhetoric in those days, and now assumes a completely different meaning due to the current geopolitical tensions.

The idea behind Marcelo's work is to tell history to the new generations and engage in social campaigns through the immediacy and beauty of the visual language. His research of archival images, their activation through colour, and the use of text are not only able to synthesise key moments of the history of the XX century but also represent a great instrument to ask ourselves how we imagine the future.

Photographer's Bio:

(Argentina, 1954) Brodsky is based in Buenos Aires, his practice focuses on the physical and psychic effects of civil and human rights abuses during Argentina's Dirty War (1976-83), the period in which he was forced into exile. Buena Memoria, a photographic essay edited and exhibited for the first time in 1997, is based on the effects of state terrorism in Argentina. With Nexo, Memory under construction, La Consulta del Dr. Allende, Once@9:53am, Ayotzinapa - Acción Visual, Mito Fundacional, I pray with my feet, 1968 The Fire of Ideas, Brodsky continued creating and exhibiting work centered around the ideas of collective memory, oblivion and human rights around the world. His work also focuses on the relationship between word and image, in the intervention of images with text, the use of archival images, and other resources to build up a narrative. Brodsky is an active member of the human rights organization Asociación Buena Memoria, of the Board of Directors of the Parque de la Memoria, a sculpture park built in Buenos Aires to the memory of victims of state terrorism. His work is part of major collections such as the Museum of Fine Arts and Center for Creative Photography in Houston, Tate Collection in London, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and Museo de Arte Moderno in Buenos Aires, Sprengel Museum in Hannover, Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos in Santiago de Chile, MALI in Lima, Museu de Arte Moderna in Rio de Janeiro, Pinacoteca del Estado de São Paulo, and many more.

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