IDA Foundation participates in the exhibition Therapy, showcased at the Malba Museum from March 19 to August 16, through the display of one of the pieces from its collection.
The movie poster of “Psexoanálisis”, a film directed by Héctor Olivera in 1967, belongs to the Edgardo Giménez (Santa Fe, 1942) patrimonial collection. Giménez was the film’s scenographer. The piece, currently safeguarded by IDA Foundation, is one of the 200 pieces created by over 50 Argentine artists that constitute the exhibition Therapy at the Malba.
Curated by Gabriela Rangel, Verónica Rossi, and Santiago Villanueva, Therapy invites the audience to examine, from an artistic standpoint, why the psychoanalytic drive is one of the most particular and outstanding traits of modern Argentine culture through the exploration of creations by Juan Batlle Planas, Pompeyo Audivert, Libero Badii, Emilia Gutiérrez, Luis Felipe Noé, Martha Peluffo, Oscar Masotta, Susana Rodríguez, Roberto Aizenberg, Margarita Paksa, Marcia Schvartz, Eduardo Costa, Edgardo Giménez, Roberto Jacoby, Marisa Rubio, Claudia del Río, Nicolás Guagnini, and Manuel Aja Espil, among many others.
The showcase is organized in 11 thematic sections and it also includes a vast selection of documentary material that helps the audience understand and put into context the development of psychoanalysis in our country, as well as its relationship with culture and the arts. The displayed pieces belong to more than 50 private collections and renowned institutions, such as the National Fine Arts Museum, Sívori Museum, Kemm Foundation, Di Tella Archive, Espigas Foundation, IDA Foundation, Lariviere Foundation, BBVA Foundation, CeDlnCI, and APA, among others.
Psexoanálisis, starring Libertad Leblanc, Malvina Pastorino, and Norman Briski, is a satire of group psychoanalytic therapy. Influenced by the cultural effervescence linked to the Di Tella Institute, Héctor Olivera wanted the film to express that spirit. Critics defined the movie as the first pop motion picture of national cinema. As Ernesto Schoo claimed in a review published in Primera Plana in June of 1968, “Argentine cinema had never shown such a visual delirium as the one seen on Héctor Olivera’s film debut”.
Place: Buenos Aires Latin American Art Museum (Malba), Buenos Aires.
Date: From March 19 to August 16, 2021.
Curators: Gabriela Rangel, Verónica Rossi, and Santiago Villanueva.
Participating Artists: Juan Batlle Planas, Pompeyo Audivert, Libero Badii, Emilia Gutiérrez, Luis Felipe Noé, Martha Peluffo, Oscar Masotta, Susana Rodríguez, Roberto Aizenberg, Margarita Paksa, Marcia Schvartz, Eduardo Costa, and Edgardo Giménez, among others.
Psexoanálisis poster by Edgardo Giménez: –I–D–A Foundation.