When you try to study the artistic practices of a certain region or
space, the conflicting tension between "local" and "global" is undoubtedly a problem
to consider a priori. So some questions arise: From what moment
we went from individual artistic practices to a collective and representative expression
of regional identity? Where do external influences end and where
begins the authenticity? Do you need a minimum number of artists to talk about
local identity? These questions become more complex when understanding the suburbs as a
border and exchange zone, in which cultural actors do not belong to a
determined area, but they transit in it and produce from that transit. Without forget
the legitimated senses that impose which spaces are central and which are peripheral.
In this sense, the present work seeks to analyze the literary production carried out by
writers and poets within the municipality of La Matanza.