Spinetta Exhibit at the National Library

(Acrylic on canvas, 2012. Carlos Lowry. Photo by Nuevo Anden)

The National Library is hosting a special exhibit on renowned Argentine musician and poet Luis Alberto Spinetta who passed away earlier this year.

The influential artist was known for his mellifluous voice and surrealist lyrics influenced by Artaud, Rimbaud, Jung, Freud, and Carlos Castaneda, amongst others.

The showcase, which will take place until the 12th of December, includes unpublished poetry, drawings and art and some of the artist’s personal objects.

Additionally, there will be a series of scheduled events and screenings of documentaries, interviews, live shows, video clips and more. Spinetta´s collaborators including sound technicians, guitarists, bassists, and drummers will also be offering workshops and conferences. The full schedule is available here.  Aguero 2502, Palermo. 4808-6040. contacto@bn.gov.ar.

While in the area stop by the nearby Museo del Libro y de la Lengua (the book and language museum) to learn more of Argentina’s literary tradition. Av. Las Heras 2555, Recoleta. 4808-0090.  museodellibro@bn.gov.ar