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Art From Us MUSEUM GUIDE : Tate Modern : A View From Bueos Aires – Systems & Communication

Today we arrive Tate Modern – A View from Buenos Aires – Systems & Communications, for our weekly Museum Guide excursion, led by Divvya Nirula. Discover the CAyC group.

This gallery is part of the Media Networks display at Tate Modern. It focuses on art from Buenos Aires. Presented here are our top three must-see objects on view here. Next time you visit the museum, do not miss these!

1. leftovers, 1970, by Luis Camnitzer
2. Insertions into Ideological Circuits: Coca-Cola Project, 1970, by Cildo Meireles
3. Salt Flat, 1968, by Dennis Oppenheim

Image credit for artworks : Tate Modern

Some fun facts about the Museum : CAyC

  • This room includes art from Argentina. In particular, it highlights artists who were part of the CAyC.
  • CAyC used to be CEAC – short for Centro de Estudios de Artes y Comunicación. Known in English as the Centre for Art and Communication studies. This was an arts organisation based in Buenos Aires.
  • CEAC started off as a workshop about art, social studies and science. However it evolved into a space where artists got together to discuss ideas. And create art that was more experimental. The first public event was held in 1969. After this, CEAC became CAyC, which is Centro de Arte y Comunicación.
  • CAyC was led by Jorge Glusberg. He was an artist and curator, as well as being an astute businessman.
  • – The organisation contributed much in terms of making Argentinian art part of the mainstream art canon. They sponsored various artist groups, held various events and promoted the local community of artists and creatives.
  • Eventually, the organisation structure changed as many artists left. The new group came to be known as Grupo CAyC.

A Final Thought :

The gallery highlights local Argentinian art as it evolved independently, as well as in response to art from other parts of the world in that era.


Visit Art From Us Archive for Museum Guide collated by Divvya Nirula. Here you shall find more suggestions on where you should visit next. And also what you should see there. 

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