To mark the hundredth anniversary since the birth of Argentinian artist León Ferrari, the Museo Reina Sofía has organised an audiovisual series to accompany the retrospective The Kind Cruelty. León Ferrari, 100 Years. The season comprises an opening session featuring an encounter with the exhibition’s curatorial team and the screening of a selection of audiovisual pieces that present the figure of Ferrari through a biographical, cultural and artistic lens, understood from the dynamics specific to an Argentinian and Latin American geographical framework. Furthermore, the breadth of the programme looks to evoke the ties Ferrari established with other artists and professionals in his medium, rendering a narrative of the impact they had on his career.
This joint work between Fundación Augusto y León Ferrari Arte y Acervo (FALFAA, Buenos Aires) and the artist’s family spotlights the figure of León Ferrari and delves deeper into certain aspects conveyed in the exhibition held in the Museo, reflecting on what is displayed in its rooms in relation to a series of screenings in which the artist comes to life in different roles as producer, actor and interviewee, deploying an array of audiovisual languages and genres.
Thus, the programme paints a picture of León Ferrari in his most diverse creative facets, permitting a reading, via different formats, of his critical and perpetually controversial view of social and political injustices in Argentina, Latin America and the Western and Christian world.