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Opening reception of "Borgeana", watercolors by Jorge Simes

  • Embassy of Argentina 1600 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20009 United States (map)

August 29 - October 20, 2017
Opening reception
Wednesday, September 6
From 6 to 7:30 PM

On view: Monday - Friday
From 3 to 4:30 PM

Embassy of Argentina
1600 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20009


the exhibition
The title of the show, Borgeana, refers to a series of large watercolors on paper presented as an homage to Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges. In a style characteristic of Simes, a combination of images and text form the structure of each artwork in the exhibition.

Alfredo Ratinoff

about the artist
Born in Córdoba, Argentina in 1960, graduated from Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes with a master's degree in printmaking and drawing. He began his career in Córdoba, later moving to Buenos Aires and finally settling in Chicago, where now lives and works. Throughout his career his aesthetic output has been conceived in diverse disciplines, including paper making, drawing, painting, sculpture, object-making, performance, photography, industrial design, applied arts and printmaking. An avid reader and traveler, his artistic production has been informed and modeled by literary, historical and philosophical currents, as well as observations made while traveling, creating the visual analogies that become his artworks. Sime’s works are in private and public collections in Argentina, France, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Mexico and the USA among other countries.