" On Tuesday the 28th of July 2011, The painting Ribba 16” (2011) by Leonardo Vargas was made visible once for the first and only time in its existence . The painting was broadcasted on line only for Five minutes live from Het Oog at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. After its on line performance, the painting was archived and stored to never be shown again. The Broadcast took place on Tuesday the 28th of June at 14:10 local time in Einhoven (CET). This transmission was executed simultaneously by De Hoeksteen Live!and 1914 on Livestream.com. At the same moment, a special guest was following and reporting the event on real time via Twitter from De Hoeksteen Live! twitter profile.
The painting existed only for five minutes on the internet only leaving as remains the memories of the audience who witnessed the event, and the texts from the live report that performed and documented a particular experience"'
This event is part of a set of projects developed by Leonardo Vargas reflecting on artistic visual practices in relation with contemporary visual culture. In this case, painting was the subject to be explored in different dimensions. The diverse elements that assemble the project provide an idea about this reflection: The media, the event, the location itself, and the documentation left. More on the project can be found on : http://ribba16.wordpress.com/