To reflect: from the Latin, “re”, backwards, and “flectere”, to bend, to divert. In a literal translation, to return backwards. The notion serves as theme for “Aquél que camina delante” [The one who walks ahead], open since November 13th at the gallery Travesia Cuatro, in Guadalajara. The very exhibition is, as a matter of fact, a reflection, although geographically displaced: the show is a sequel to “El que camina al lado” [The one who walks besides], which occupied the Spanish headquarters of the same gallery in February.
If the first exhibition was primarily concerned with the idea of the mirror as a ways of finding the other “self” we are trying to hide – an idea that goes all the way back to Lacan’s “mirror stage” – the works in “Aquél que camina delante” are not looking for something different from us, but to “discover the true essence of our unconscious”, in the words of the curators, Claudia Segura and the Brazilian-born Luiza Teixeira de Freitas.
In this sense, the ten artists featured in the exhibition “play with the notion of the “other”, recurring to mechanisms of repetition, copy, borrowed words, intuition and fictionality, resulting into new readings of what we can find through the mirror”. Amongst the works, a narrative of encounter and loss by Mayana Redin, PIPA Prize nominee in 2014: “Dois chicletes” [Two gums].
See some of the works featured in the exhibition below:
“Aquél que camina delante”, com Charlie Billingham, Freddy Dewe Mathews, Fernanda Fragateiro, Luís Lázaro Matos, Alberto Lezaca, Jorge Méndez Blake, Alexandra Noel, Mayana Redin, Gabriel Sierra e Aimée Zito Lema
Curated by Claudia Segura and Luiza Teixeira de Freitas.
From November 13th to January 21st, 2017
Travesia Cuatro | Guadalajara
Av. La Paz 2207 – Colonia Lafayette
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