Nicola Costantino, Eva. The Dreams (detail), 2013. Video, projectors, synchronized images, and semi-circular panoramic screens, 2.5 x 17 meters.

Nicola Costantino

Buenos Aires

Colección de Arte Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat

The Argentine artist Nicola Cos­tantino can’t be ignored. Some people praise her persona and her work—which are almost the same thing since she has made her body the support of most of her works—and some people hate them; there is no gray area. Last March, her “Rap­sodia Inconclusa,” which debuted at the 2013 Venice Biennale, was shown for the first time in Argentina. The exhibition, which consists of four video installations combined with objects/machines and photographs, focuses on the figure of Eva Perón as an icon of Argentina’s socio-political context during the 1940s and ’50s. Costantino embodies Evita in order to appropriate an image frozen in the social imagination and put it in motion. …see the entire review in the print version of November’s Sculpture magazine.