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VV.AA. Displays of Affection II: Imagine the Future

Galeria Estrany-de la Mota


Displays of Affection II: Imagine the Future uses the methodologies of dialectical conflict, in which new ideas emerge from the apparent collision of different images in order to construct a possible mapping of the lines of research of the Estrany-de la Mota gallery. This map is the result of a process of inventorying and cataloguing of the funds that has been carried out in the last year and a half in the gallery. A work in progress that allow us to discover new territories and has led to heterogeneous results very close to the archaeological proposals of visual knowledge by authors such as Georges Didi-Huberman, where the overlays of all these images allow endless cross-relations.

The project wants to emphasize the links that can be established between these images as well as reading these links with the tools provided in the “affective turn” coined by Patricia Clough. It pretends to rebuild the interstices between these images, paying special attention to the significance of affections. From visualizing all these affective links, we can rebuild a community, which is definitely the most faithful image of the gallery project.

Displays of Affection II is conceived as two exhibition moments. The former works as cartography of the past that allows a balance of the trajectory (cartographing the memory), while the latter proposes a future hypothesis as a responsibility for its continuity (imagine the future). Both are understood as representations for the activation of ideas and relationships that enable the continuous enriching of the forthcoming future.

With works by Ignasi Aballí, Martí Anson, Natividad Bermejo, Gregory Crewdson, Patricia Esquivias, Pauline Fondevila, Cyprien Gaillard, Douglas Gordon, José Antonio Hernández-Díez, Mariona Moncunill, Jonathan Monk, Juan Luis Moraza, Rasmus Nilausen, Gerard Ortín, Ana Prada, Alex Reynolds, Thomas Ruff, Francesc Ruiz, Richard Venlet, Oriol Vilanova, Danh Võ, Marijke van Warmerdam and Clemens von Wedemeyer.

  • Displays of Affection II: Imagine the Future, exhibition view at Galeria Estrany-de la Mota, Barcelona, 2017

  • From 28 September to 17 November
  • Galeria Estrany-de la Mota
  • Passatge Mercader, 18. 08008 Barcelona
  • www.estranydelamota.com