“Imagine a large carpet shaken against the ground and the almost infinite suspended particles that result from this gesture. Now imagine the smallest of those particles in the shortest of those moments. What is the relationship of that particle with all the others, and with all the time that has passed and what will happen since the carpet was hit?”.
Inspired by the seed metaphor, “Lenta explosión de una semilla”, at OTR, questions our position to this planet – considering our minimal participation in time. The exhibition featuring Erika Versutti, Gisela Motta and Leandro Lima, and other 13 international artists is curated by Isabella Lenzi. Opening on February 29 (from 10am to 2pm), the group show leads us to imagine and attend to other times and other configurations in past and future. “Are we already/still able to imagine the germination that leads from us to the other, from the human to the non-human?”.
One of the forces of art is to take us to places where we do not know if we have ceased to be or places we have not yet reached, places outside of many of the divisions, stories and cartographies that now prevail and which, surely, are destined to perish. From the image of the seed, the exhibition approximates times and merges the animal with the vegetable and the mineral. It raises a critical look at the wounds produced by the colonialist and predatory relationship that we have established between us and with the planet over centuries or millennia, and analyzes the origin, transit and exchange of seeds, food and species.
“Lenta explosión de una semilla”, group show with Erika Versutti, Gisela Motta and Leandro Lima, and other 13 international artists
Curated by Isabella Lenzi
From February 29 to June 27, 2020
Opening on February 29 from 10am to 2pm