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Jorge Macchi, photograph by Kicca Tommasi

Jorge Macchi: Parallel Lives

The Double: Identity and Difference in Art since 1900

Focus: Exhibitions

  • Wednesday, July 20, 2022
  • 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Virtual
  • Registration Required

Join us for a virtual presentation by artist Jorge Macchi, whose work Vidas Paralelas (Parallel Lives) is featured in The Double. James Meyer, exhibition curator and curator of modern art at the National Gallery of Art, will give an introduction and moderate questions.

About Jorge Macchi

Considered one of Argentina’s leading artists, Jorge Macchi (b. 1963, Buenos Aires) utilizes a wide range of mediums, from sculpture and painting to installation and video, and conceptual and performance work. He places everyday objects outside of their context to highlight the often ignored and to produce errors that act as jokes or escape logic. Fictions, inversions, paradoxes, and metamorphosis: everything aims to displace the “good sense,” the predictable, and the knowable.

Macchi’s work has been collected and exhibited throughout the Americas and Europe since the mid-1980s. His numerous awards and residencies include the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship (2001).