Claudia Aranovich, Caparazones (shells), 1997. Polymer resin, 190 x 90 x 15 cm.

Claudia Aranovich

Buenos Aires

Eduardo Sívori Museum

I once defined Claudia Aranovich’s work as a battlefield that consists of materials, message, artist, and spectator, and this description remains relevant. Her recent retrospective at the Eduardo Sívori Museum in Buenos Aires gathered more than 20 large-format sculptures, relief boxes, and luminous objects, as well as a video installation—a formidable sampling of Aranovich’s universe, which swings between oppositions and tensions. The natural and the artificial combine to create richness and diversity; past and present are paired to create memories and essences; and artificial or fabricated materials such as metals, fiberglass, cement, polyester resin, acrylic, paper, and LEDs co-exist with organic seeds, wood, fur, feathers, shells, moss, and stones. This respectful dialogue generates a kind of magic that builds memory…see the entire review in the print version of March’s Sculpture magazine.