30.09.2021 – 13.03.2022

Substance – SUBSTANCES

W.A. (2010) by Carol Bove © Courtesy of Charpenel Collection, Guadalajara

Substance – SUBSTANCES is an exhibition conceptualized to be installed in the historic Church of San Martín, within the royal municipality of Arévalo. With this first art presentation, OPEN FOR WORKS opens, a set of exhibitions that will activate the first cycle of Collegium – a cultural program that starts before the construction of its building. This exhibition, curated by the Mexican Patrick Charpenel, emerges from a critical reading of the traditional principles of BAROQUE. Starting from a reflection on traditional symbolic logic and its various cultural consequences, the exhibition addresses the relationship between “entities” of a composite nature, complexly connecting apparently dissimilar elements. Can something be what it is not? Can there be a relationship between things of a foreign nature? Is there a connection between the sacred and the profane? These questions explore in a renewed way the meaning and significance of BAROQUE within the framework of 20th and 21st-century cultural production. In this project, Los Caprichos by Francisco de Goya will be exhibited with the work of twenty-three contemporary artists.

List of artists: Francisco de Goya and Lucientes

Nina Chanel Abney, Leonor Antunes, Felipe Arturo, Kasper Bosmans, Carol Bove, Maurizio Cattelan, Moyra Davey, Berlinde de Bruyckere, Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys, Jorge Eduardo Eielson, Peter Fischli, Mathias Goeritz, Iman Issa, Hayv Kahraman, Engel Leonardo, Anna María Maiolino, Teresa Margolles, Jordan Nassar, Mariela Scafati, James Siena, Tavares Strachan, David Hammons, Douglas Gordon.
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