The object and the image
(This is not a chair either).
En ALUNA ART FOUNDATION.
Del 18 de marzo al 28 de junio (2017).
Curated by Aluna Curatorial Collective (Adriana Herrera and Willy Castellanos), the exhibition brings back the quest of a group of international artists to exploit this subject. They work from different visions and approaches in the creation of a hybrid and highly polemic object – an alter object -, whose values move around the intersection of the constructive practices of installation, sculpture, and the documentation of an authorial experience, and whose final product is a photograph in itself.
In this sense, The Object and The Image (This is not a Chair Either), also exposes the artefact –the source of the exhibited photographs – uniting under one roof two instances traditionally separated in exhibition spaces: the image and its referent. This suitable coincidence will not only allow us a glimpse into the implicit mechanisms of image production, but will also propose to the spectator a journey through that zone that is neither the object nor its image: Rather, it is the mental process that transformed each artefact (in Latin “that which is made with art”) into a mine field that questions the stable condition of the “order of things,” and the concept of reality.