Mirror Becomes a Razor When It's Broken
Mirror becomes a razor when it’s broken is an annual curatorial project by Sonia Fernández Pan that arises as a sedimentation process in which its different component artistic practices act as speculative strata amidst the constituent materiality of the world. Objects, materials and bodies are presented as systems of interactions that transcend the univocal conception we often have of them. Through four exhibition projects and several activities, this cycle seeks to materialise in a literal manner the possibilities, reflections, itineraries and diversions that will arise throughout the cycle on and in the different imaginaries, meanings and relationships that that which is not human is capable of containing and deploying.
Taking part are: Lúa Coderch, Rubén Grilo, Josu Bilbao, Eva Fábregas, Siegmar Zacharias, Agata Siniarska, Ariadna Guiteras, Sonia Fernández Pan, ODD, CentroCentro and a large number of objects, materials and collaborators.
Sonia Fernández Pan is an (in)dependent curator who uses art as a means to research and write. Since 2011 she has written esnorquel, a personal project in the form of an online archive featuring texts, podcasts and written conversations. One of her main work tools is conversation, which reinforces a “thinking with others”, rather than the presumed autonomy of “thinking about something”. She edited the book A Brief History of the Future (2014), and among her curatorial projects are F de Ficción (Can Felipa, Barcelona, 2013), El futuro no espera (La Capella, Barcelona, 2014-15), Microfísica del dibujo (Espazo Normal, A Coruña, 2015), Diógenes sin complejo (Hangar, Barcelona, 2015), the annual cycle The more we know about them, the stranger they become (Arts Santa Mònica, Barcelona, 2017) and As if we could scrape the color of the iris and still see (Twin Gallery, Madrid, 2018).