Public Art Program
The sculptures that comprise the Art Program of the Parque de la Memoria participated in the International Competition of Sculptures, which took place in 1999.
A jury comprised by the following members: Marcelo Pacheco, Enio Iommi, Fabián Lebenglik, Carlos Alonso, Estela Carlotto, Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Paulo Herkenhoff, Llilian Llanes, David Elliot and Francoise Yohalem, selected eight winning projects and awarded four special mentions.
Award-winning artists were: Claudia Fontes (Argentina); Rini Hurkmans (The Netherlands); Marie Orensanz (Argentina); Grupo de Arte Callejero (Argentina); Nuno Ramos (Brazil); Marjetica Pötrc (Slovenia); Germán Botero (Colombia) and Dennis Oppenheim (United States).
The works that received special mentions (in order of merit) were: Per Kirkeby (Denmark); William Tucker (United States) and Nicolás Guagnini (Argentina).
Additionally, the then-Commission for a Monument also invited six other artists to participate, based on their prestige, career and commitment to the defense of human rights: Roberto Aizenberg (Argentina), Juan Carlos Distéfano (Argentina), Norberto Gómez (Argentina), Leo Vinci (Argentina), Magdalena Abakanowicz (Poland) and Jenny Holzer (United States).
At the beginning of 2000, the construction plan for the sculptures began, which is developed on the basis of feasibility studies that analyzed the projects on a case-by-case basis, considering issues related to the construction, budget and maintenance processes.
At present, the sculptures of the following artists are exhibited: Claudia Fontes, Marie Orensanz, Grupo de Arte Callejero, Dennis Oppenheim, William Tucker, Nicolás Guagnini, Germán Botero, Roberto Aizenberg and Norberto Gómez.
Tales of a project not to forget
The interviewes narrate their experiences in relation to the process of creating this memory space.
They are the ones who count from their role as unwavering fighters in the search for Memory, Truth and Justice, what is the meaning of this place.
In this chapter, the artists Marie Orensanz, Claudia Fontes, Lorena Bossi (GAC) and Charo Golder (GAC) reflect together with Nora Hochbaum (Director General PDM) and Florencia Battiti (Curator PDM) about the process of conception, imagination and interpretation of his works located in the Park.