DISOBEY OR WISH TO BE GOVERNED?
WEDNESDAY 16 MARCH 6:30 PM
Working in the medium of art is an activity that embraces different fields, both professional and personal. From implicating myself and simply being, to going against the grain and ending up a misfit.
In my life and art practice, I investigate the reasons and strategies with which I operate in this medium. They probably respond to the simple idea of not being in agreement with what is given to us. Does the answer entail an ability to stir things up or the voicing of a problem?
Evincing disobedience by means of forms of language or formless responses can disrupt the canon, adumbrating the possibility of individuality. I will explore the capacity of this dissident response through a rereading of my projects.
Álvaro Perdices is an artist. After almost twenty years in Los Angeles, he returned to Madrid where he worked as exhibition coordinator at the Prado museum. His art practice is closely bound to educational and museum institutions. On 19 February 2022 he is presenting his exhibition Espejo y reino/ Ornamento y estado at CA2M in which he opposes concepts of the archive with the deconstruction of ideas of the State and institutions in a walkthrough of the various aesthetics that cut through it.
"Detalle en despacho". Serie Espejo y Reino/ Ornamento y Estado. Álvaro Perdices (2016).