La NO Comunidad

Memorial (Mare Nostrum). 2018. Fernando Sánchez Castillo. Photo: Lukasz Michalak
Memoriall (Mare Nostrum). 2018. Fernando Sánchez Castillo. Foto: Lukasz Michalak
26.10. 2018 - 27.01. 2019

Tuesday - Sunday, 10 am - 8 pm

Floor 1

Free entry

La No Comunidad . A modo de ensayo sobre la soledad en el tardocapitalismo (The NON-Community. In the style of an essay on loneliness in late capitalism) seeks to address solitude from a multifaceted perspective based on questioning the notion of community. A “non-community” that is characteristic of the late capitalist society, whose main features involve the idea of nonbelonging and the severing of social ties.

Through a broad selection of works by national and international artists, something akin to an essay unfolds addressing the issue of solitude in today’s world by offering an analysis that traces its various forms as an
epidemic rooted in capitalism and its forms of biopolitical separation.

The overview isn’t set out linearly, but rather in a reversible format. You can start out from the central enclosure of mirrors and portraits, where the observer’s reflection strikes up an exchange with a series of portraits and self-portraits by an outstanding selection of artists. From there, multiple settings unfold which reveal the consequences of late capitalism in the form of solitudes, such as the contemporary city, or its counterpoint in the various concepts of periphery that are embodied in the islands, space, the sea or the consequences of abandoning the rural environment. The development of technology opens up another chapter in the problem of solitude. It ties in with the section that looks at the ages of loneliness, before moving on to another setting that expands into the notion
of the border, explored from all of its angles: immigration and ideology but also sickness, seclusion, gender and identity. 

Thus, the exhibition offers a panorama of solitude: from the most heartrending perspective to the most optimistic views, which are offered in particular by artists commissioned to create new works for the exhibition. These offer solutions, proposals and alternative views of this problem.

Curators: Blanca de la Torre y Ricardo Ramón Jarne

Participating artists:
Marina Abramovic, Pilar Albarracín, Helena Almeida, Eugenio Ampudia, Vasco Araújo, Artemio, Basurama / Dagoberto Rodríguez (cofundador de Los Carpinteros), John Coplans, Gregory Crewdson, Elena del Rivero, Rineke Dijkstra, Willie Doherty, Gonzalo Elvira, Pepe Espaliú, Simon Faithfull, Joan Fontcuberta, Regina José Galindo, Alberto García-Alix, Miguel Ángel Gaüeca, Anthony Goicolea, Pierre Gonnord, Luis Gordillo, Paul Graham, Nuria Güell, Mona Hatoum, Zhang Huan, Jose Iges, Concha Jerez, Francesco Jodice, Jesper Just, Jürgen Klauke, Sigalit Landau, Eva Lootz, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Lucía Loren, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Cristina Lucas, Esko Männikkö, Juan Carlos Martínez, Boris Mikhailov, Mitsuo Miura, Jorge Molder, Vik Muniz, Markus Muntean & Adi Rosenblum, Shirin Neshat, Marina Núñez, Jorge Perianes, Liliana Porter, Richard Prince, Fernando Sánchez Castillo, Antonio Saura, Cindy Sherman, Laurie Simmons, Trine Søndergaard, Sam Taylor-Wood, Darío Villalba, Antonia Wright.

See the exhibition on Flickr

Soliloquies Of Everyday Life. 1987-2018. Concha Jerez. Photo: Lukasz Michalak
Great Phrases. Cristina Lucas. 2018. Photo: Lukasz Michalak
Refuge against loneliness. 2018. Basurama / Dagoberto Rodríguez, co-founder of Los Carpinteros. Photo: Daniel Martín Corona
Dog Channel. Eugenio Ampudia. 2018. Photo: Lukasz Michalak
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