MARCELA SINCLAIR AR
Marcela Sinclair (b. 1973) is an artist and teacher in Buenos Aires. She received a degree from the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes. Marcela has created pieces for the Argentine Ministry of Culture, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Centro Cultural General San Martín, Parque de la Memoria, arteBA Fundación, Fundación Proa and BienalSur. She has completed residencies at El Basilisco (Buenos Aires), Lugar a Dudas (Cali) and FAARA (José Ignacio). She received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts of Argentina, the Cultural Equality prize awarded by the Argentine Secretary of Culture, and first prize for sculpture from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her recent exhibitions include Is she a lovely thing, Museo Cerralbo (Madrid), Home sweet home, MUNTREF (Buenos Aires), Disruptions, Art Basel Cities Buenos Aires at Collins Park (Miami), Making Worlds, Fundación Proa (Buenos Aires) and Communal House, BienalSur, Museo Fernández Blanco (Buenos Aires).
Transtemporal Series (ongoing since 2012)
The photographs in this series come from shots taken by my father in 1968, when he was a young photojournalist at the Industry Fair in Argentina. Industrial activity in my country has traditionally been committed to the notion of progress understood as a collective project, a developmentalist promise of a better quality of life for the entire population, which did not materialize. The cuts I introduce in these triumphant images of firms now bankrupt or without a local subsidiary, aim to oxygenate that story and that idea – which in history have had a choppy and winding path – to open them to emotion and thought.