Francesc Ruiz's first major exhibition at a state museum in Spain is a retrospective and an exhibition of new works.
Elements of Vogue was shown at CA2M between November 2017 and May 2018. This is the book of an exhibition explored how minorities use their bodies to create dissident forms of beauty, subjectivity and desire
Alexander Apóstol’s projects build a critical analysis of the aesthetic processes of political construction in his native Venezuela. Like other artists from his generation, who started to exhibit their work in the early-nineties, Apóstol (Barquisimeto, 1969) used the tools of photography and video as key elements in a critique of representation, in which the visual culture produced by power and the mass media—with their stereotypes, clichés, concealments and propagandas—is co-opted as the raw material of the work of contemporary art.
It’s Possible Because It’s Possible brings together a series of pieces by Raqs Media Collective, a group of artists created in 1992 by Jeebesh Bagchi (1966), Monica Narula (1969) and Shuddhabrata Sengupta (1968).
Fernando Sánchez Castillo’s work casts a critical gaze over history, both ancient and recent, while at once examining art’s role in depicting and shaping our view of it. The exhibition title, Más allá or Beyond in English, suggests manifold readings.
Lawrence Abu Hamdan (Amman, Jordan, 1983) is one of the most important artists of his generation on the international scene, nominated this 2019 for the Turner Prize, the most prestigious award in British art.
In postmodernist art, nature is treated as wholly domesticated by culture; the 'natural' can be approached only through its cultural representation. While this does indeed suggest a shift from nature to culture, what it in fact demonstrates is the impossibility of accepting their opposition
El Barro de la Revolución comprises some of the works created by Paloma Polo (Madrid, 1983) after her long stay, or rather her “personal and political immersion” in the Philippines since 2013. It is precisely the last of those works—a film lasting approximately 2 hours 35 minutes—what gives title to the show and functions as its connecting line, while at the same time giving rise to many of the social and political reflections present in other works by Polo during the time she spent in the Philippines.
Exploring Ana Laura Aláez’s work is to venture into an artificial paradise of appearance. A world where canons are turned on their heads, identities are polyhedral and ambiguity is a positive value. Ana Laura Aláez’s work has always wandered between truths and fictions, the body and its representations, objects and how we behave towards them.
Putting together an exhibition with Armando Andrade Tudela is like undertaking a trepanation. It’s making a hole in the artist’s head and inserting our fingers. Opening up his work to take the pressure off. Cutting a doorway into an artist’s system and sending him off down new roads to adventure.