Vida de O. Lúa Coderch
Tuesday - Sunday, 10 am - 8 pm
Vida de O. (Life of O.) is an exhibition that stems from an attempt to rethink how we understand human nature through the objectuality that surrounds us, which affects the construction of our identity. In contrast to strategies that attribute human traits to objects in an attempt to bring to life what is supposedly inanimate –a legacy rooted in the
anthropocentric prerogative–, here we aspire to an inverse, albeit complementary exercise: a transposition of attributes, perceptions and feelings from the object to the human.
This transposition is undertaken –it couldn’t be otherwise– with an ironic approach. If, as Michel Serres says, the subject is born of the object, what are the different types of subject that we can define through our social relationship with objects? Which attributes of the inanimate appear in us? What similarities are there between object and human? How do these attributions work and what are the ideological manifestations that drive them? Could objects develop an empathetic relationship with us? Can language and speech lose their human connotations? Is it
possible to resist the authority of discourse and, consequently, truly rethink based on a paradigm other than “ours”? With respect to these questions, Life of O. seeks not so much to offer an answer as to invoke a grey area wherein the distinction between subject and object, between presentation and representation, abandon the dialectical
habitat with the aid of an intermediate and thus deliberately blurred space.
This exhibition is part of Mirror Becomes a Razor When It’s Broken, an annual curatorial project shaped as a process of collective sedimentation, in which the various artistic practices comprising the project act as layers
of speculation regarding the materiality that makes up the world. Through four solo exhibition projects, this series seeks to literally materialise the various possibilities, reflections, itineraries and deviations that will arise during
the work process with each of the guest artists: Lúa Coderch, Rubén Grilo, Josu Bilbao, Eva Fàbregas, Siegmar Zacharias, Agata Siniarska, Ariadna Guiteras and Claudia Pagès.