Relicario [Reliquary]

Jorge Alberto Sánchez

Fundación Itaú Argentina

Fundación Itaú Argentina
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Work made during the strictest moment of the Mandatory and Preventive Social Isolation period with objects gathered from the street in the pre-pandemic period. These items became relics as we faced a in immediate future that was uncertain. During the lockdown, the outside world brought the possibility of infection -remember that the virus was supposed to stay on the surface of the objects- and the inside was the place of reordering and care, therefore, every gathered item was resignified as precious and valuable. How long would it take until I could gather those remainders from the street that would function as the raw materials of my work? The suit bag, suspended like time, works as a reliquary, that box where very valuable objects that remind us of something very important or special, are kept. A collective and portable reliquary, an inside, a shelter, the memory of this time that we must live.


  • Title: Relicario [Reliquary]
  • Creator: Jorge Alberto Sánchez
  • Date Created: 2020
  • Date Published: 2022
  • Location: Paso de los Libres, Corrientes. He works and lives in CABA.
  • Physical Dimensions: 112 x 20 x 50 cm
  • Original Language: Español
  • Provenance: Finalists of 13th Itaú Artes Visuales Award. 2021-2022.
  • Type: Installation
  • Publisher: Itaú Foundation Argentina
  • Medium: Suit bag with metal hooks, textile pieces, threads, ribbons and objects, mirror

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