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Began 26 AUGUST 2014 Ended 19 OCTOBER 2014


Closed Began 26 AUGUST 2014 Ended 19 OCTOBER 2014

  • Hours Tuesday to Friday from 11.30 am to 7.30 pm - Saturday and Sunday from 9.30 am to 8.30 pm
  • Guided Visits To be confirmed
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As part of the events planned to commemorate the ‘Year of Cortázar 2014: 100 years with Julio’, the National Ministry of Culture, the National Museum of Fine Arts, The National Library, the Museum of Books and Language, The National House Bicentary, The Palais de Glace and Public Television have joined together to organise a series of activities to honour the writer.

​The exhibition ‘The Other Skies’ held in the Pavillion of temporary exhibitions at the MNBA, is divided into twelve thematic sections and intends to cover the life and work of Cortázar from his personal collection. It comprises of photographic material, letters, documents and movies filmed in super 8 (which had arrived for the first time in Argentina). The display exhibits diverse objects and photographs referring to Cortazar’s childhood and youth, places where he lived and also the books and works in the collection of the MNBA that are mentioned in his writings on visual art, ‘Territories’ (1977). The selected explanatory texts by Cortazar fulfill the function of the curator. Finally, on the floor of the pavilion a projection shows eleven hopscotch boxes - an image inspired by the drawings of Cortazar and very important thoughout his life. Thus in this way, the Argentine state pays tribute to one of the most important writers of the twentieth century, one hundred years after his birth and fifty since the publication of Rayuela ‘Hopscotch’, one of the fundamental works of world literature.