Exhibition | CONTAR EL MUNDO

Artistas: Lucas Bambozzi / Claudia Joskowicz / Pablo Lobato / Arthur Omar / Enrique Ramírez

Curated by: Gabriela Golder

Where do we stand to understand the world? One way or another, we all want to find ways to order the world, to understand its structures in order to work on them. But it is not possible to go outside of the world to do this. One can only place oneself in one of its infinite places, points of view, to grasp it, live it, say it. To find a place where one can recount the world, build a better place to live.

Two perspectives address the works in this exhibition, two possible ways of ordering the world: from within, among bodies and figures, between the beginning of the action and stillness; or from beyond, from a distance, from the construction of symbolic elements and the prominence of the word.
Between them, a place of passing.

Is a way still possible when the place is lost? (Virilio)

The works that make up this exhibition form a dialogue between different ways of addressing the relationship with the world.

Within the World
(Record it)

“The images, the bodies and the struggles are part of the same dynamic”. (Hito Steyerl)

Think from the image. In the beginning is movement. The beginning of movement and revealing images.

It is possible that these images perceive the breathing of the camera, of the thing that watches, of the thing that is watched. Who watches whom? As if it were possible to cease to be an image to become a body.

The artist is within the scene. Her body immense, her gaze active. At that moment, she is all-seeing, all-hearing. And that horizontal and vertical passing of that time brings to life the instant image and the memory image. This happens now, always has done. Seeing for the first time, seeing many times.

There are animals, there are men. Wet bodies, sweating, urgent, resistant, exhausted. The bodies observed occupy the space, they are image, they are pores, they are liquid. The bodies make the story.

In this way, the space for reflection is generated within the image but also between the image and its context, between them and between each other. The gaze uncovers interstices and constructs possibilities.

A Place of Passing
(In transit)

“There they were, dignified, invisible.” (T. S. Eliot)

Of urgency, of waiting, of encounters and farewells. Between one place and another, that no place. A possibility between light and darkness, between remembering and forgetting, between resignation and resistance.
There is no place to go, and yet.

Beyond, Read the World
(Give it shape)

“The history they taught us is false”. (Proclamation in La hora de los hornos, the Grupo Cine Liberación).

Think from the retelling. Give shape with the word.

Tackle the marks that history has left and propose ways of conceiving a place from fiction, addressing questions like identity, memory and territory. There is a story to construct. The enunciation is on the outside. A fiction, a calm perspective with a good memory that passes through instants of the recent past making them universal.

Unravel the history to give evidence of an experience in the world, stressing the hiatuses that occur in the narrative when events are taken out of their original context.

A meeting place between past and present. Through allegory, the works draw on moments of tension to explain the world through the story and generate spaces of imaginary in which the fiction becomes evident.