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Johanna Jaeger

SIDEWALK FOSSIL (BROOKLYN) . 2017

SIDEWALK FOSSIL (BROOKLYN) . 2017

+ SCHWARZ CONTEMPORARY

Superimposed once as a positive and once as a negative, and kept in black and white, the motif becomes an abstract image. But in the top left-hand corner, reality enters. Playing with opposites – a recurrent element of Johanna Jaeger’s artistic practice – also appears in permanent liquid_1 and permanent liquid_2. Continue reading Johanna Jaeger

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Gordon Matta-Clark

Anarchitect

Gordon Matta-Clark . Anarchitect  (1)

+ BRONX MUSEUM

Best known for his monumental cuts, holes, apertures, and excisions to the facades of derelict homes and historic buildings in New York, New Jersey, Chicago, and abroad, Gordon Matta-Clark’s work conveys a potent critique of architecture’s role vis-à-vis the capitalist system. Taking as a point of departure the pivotal series of “cuts” produced in the Bronx in the early 1970s that led to his further exploration of the city as a field of action, Gordon Matta-Clark: Anarchitect examines the artist’s pioneering social, relational, and activist approach. Continue reading Gordon Matta-Clark

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Francesc Torres

La campana hermètica. Espai per a una antropologia instransferible . 2018

Francesc Torres . La campana hermètica. Espai per a una antropologia instransferible . 2018  (1)

photos: © Miquel Coll . + MACBA

Las Wunderkammer o gabinetes de maravillas fueron un fenómeno aparecido en la Europa del siglo XVI que reunía, junto a antigüedades y objetos artísticos, objetos excepcionales de la más variada naturaleza, como fósiles, corales, rarezas exóticas, armas, esferas armilares, etc. Eran artefactos que reflejaban el poder económico y también el conocimiento acumulado de sus propietarios, además de convertirse, con el paso de los años, en «cápsulas de tiempo» del momento en que fueron creados. Continue reading Francesc Torres