Marta Minujín

Conceptual Artist

Marta Minujín was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina on January 30th, 1943 and is the Conceptual Artist. At the age of 81, Marta Minujín biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 30, 1943
Place of Birth
Buenos Aires, Argentina
81 years old
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Painter, Sculptor
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Marta Minujín Life

Marta Minujn (born 1943) is an Argentina experimental and performance artist.

Life and work

Marta Minujn was born in Buenos Aires' San Telmo neighborhood. Her father was a Jewish physician and her mother was a housewife of Spanish descent. Juan Carlos Gómez Sabaini, a young economist, and she married him in secrecy in 1959; the couple had two children. She first showed her work at the Teatro Agón in 1959 as a student at the National University Art Institute. She was able to travel to Paris as one of the new generation's youngest Argentine artists included in Pablo Curatella Manes and Thirty Argentines of the New Generation, a 1960 exhibition curated by the renowned sculptor and Paris Biennale judge.

Minujn was inspired by the Nouveaux Realistes' experimental work, and in particular their transformation of art into life in Paris. Minujn held an exhibition in 1962, during which she openly burned her paintings. Her stay in Paris inspired her to create "livable sculptures," including La Destrucción, in which she assembled mattresses along the Impasse Roussin's, only to invite other avant-garde artists in her entourage, including Christo and Paul-Armand Gette, to destroy the display. This 1963 work would be one of her first "Happenings" – events that would be performed by artists; Finance Minister Valéry Giscard d'Estaing (later President of France) was one of her hosts during her stay.

In 1964, she was awarded a National Award at the Buenos Aires' Torcuato di Tella Institute, where she produced two events: Eróticos en technicolor and the interactive Revuelquese y viva (Roll Around in Bed and Live). Her Cabalgata (Cavalcade) aired on Public Television this year, with horses tied to their tails. These shows took her to Montevideo, where she arranged Sucesos (Events) at the Uruguayan capital's Tróccoli Stadium, which featured 500 chickens, artists of contrasting physical appearance, motorcycles, and other elements.

Rubén Santantonn joined Rubén Santantoni in 1965 to create La Menesunda (Mayhem), where participants were required to pass through sixteen chambers, each separated by a human-shaped entry. Couples making love in bed, a cosmetics counter (complete with an attendant), a dental office from which dialing an enormous rotary phone was deemed desirable to leave, a mirrored room with black lighting, falling confetti, and the smell of frying food will be present in rooms led by neon lights. In Minujn's "mayhem," the use of advertisements throughout showed the popularity of pop art.

These creative pursuits earned her a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1966, which she moved to New York City. General Juan Carlos Ongana's coup in June made her friendship all the more tuitous, as the new regime will continue to censor and ban irreverent performances such as hers. Minujn delved into psychedelic art in New York, of which one of her best-known creations was the "Minuphone," where visitors could enter a telephone booth, dial a number, be amazed by the glass panels' patterns, sounds, and seeing themselves on a television screen in the floor. Engineer Per Biorn, who was employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories, designed and built the Minuphone, and her artwork was on view at the Howard Wise Gallery in New York City. She was on hand in 1971 for Operation Perfume's premiere in Buenos Aires, and she befriended fellow experimental artist Andy Warhol in New York. Mary Beth Edelson's iconic 1972 poster titled "All American Women Artists" includes her image.

She returned to Argentina in 1976 and created a line of classical Greek sculptures in plaster of paris, as well as miniatures of the Venus de Milo carved from cheese, as well as portraits of Tango vocalist Carlos Gardel for a 1981 exhibition in Medelln. The latter, a sheet metal fabrication, was stuffed with cotton and lit, giving a nodal to the legendary crooner's tragic 1935 death in a Medellin plane crash. In 1982, she was named the first of a series of Konex Awards, the highest in the Argentine cultural field. She also developed a proposal for Manhattan based on a prone replica of the Statue of Liberty reimagined as a public park.

Minujn returned to Buenos Aires in 1983, and the return of democracy the following seven years of brutal totalitarianism prompted her to design a monument to a glaring, inanimate victim of the regime's bloodshed. freedom of expression was restored by the government in the 1980s. Between 1976 and 1983, more than 30,000 books were banned (including those by Freud, Marx, Sartre, Gramsci, Foucault, Rael, and Ral Scalabrini Ortiz, as well as children's books, including "Homage to Democracy," as well as fraught, Marx, Sartre, Foucault, Rault, Rael, and Darcy Ribeiro) as well as satirical books [Homo Minujn had this temple-like structure mounted on a boulevard median along the Ninth of July Avenue following President Rafons' 10th birthday in December. The people were dismantled after three weeks, and a mass of newly banned titles were given to the public below and returned to their owners, symbolically bringing the tools for rebuilding a free society back to the people.

"The Debt," Warhol's talk about the Latin American debt crisis in New York sparked one of her most publicized "happenings": The Debt. Minujn's purchase of a maize set the Argentine cost of servicing the foreign debt in a 1985 photo series in which she symbolically handed the maize to Warhol "in payment" for the debt; she never saw Warhol, who died in 1987.

Minujn made his second Parthenon of Banned Books in Kassel, Germany, in 2017. Minujn converts 100,000 banned books into a Parthenon replica in Athens, Athens, Minuj honors those books that were censored and then burned by the Nazis in the 1930s and 1940s. The books were distributed around the world when the work was dismantled, much like the 1983 Parthenon.

Minujn, a 2021 architect, was responsible for the creation of a half-size horizontal replica of London's iconic Elizabeth Tower (often called "Big Ben" after its Great Bell), which was on display in Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester, England, starting with a book expressing British politics in 2021. It was likely to be destroyed after the exhibition was shown by encouraging visitors to purchase a book. Due to Covid-19 pandemic travel restrictions, she was unable to travel to the United Kingdom.

Minujn has continued to exhibit her art works and performances in the National Art Museum, the National Fine Arts Museum, the ArteBA contemporary art festival in Buenos Aires, the Barbican Center, and a number of other international galleries and art shows, as well as women's. She is well-known for her belief that "everything is art."


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