"The other place, migrations of the fragmented body" at the La Mercè Cultural Center


"The other place, migrations of the fragmented body" at the La Mercè Cultural Center

bonart girona - 18/03/23
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The Mercè Cultural Center has opened the collective exhibition The other place, migrations of the fragmented body, produced by the Panoràmic Festival, jointly promoted by Roca Umbert Fàbrica de les Arts and Granollers City Council and curated by Mercè Alsina. The inauguration will feature the interventions of the head of the Diffusion and Artistic Cooperation Area of the General Directorate of Cultural Promotion and Libraries, Joan Antoni Martínez Garcia, the curator Mercè Alsina and the artist Isa Fontbona, followed by a guided tour by the exhibition The exhibition can be seen in the exhibition hall of La Mercè until April 28.

The other location, migrations of the fragmented body reflects on the current context of hyperconnectivity, in which we live increasingly dependent on the networks and the paradoxical effect of isolation that this causes. This isolation - crippling and disturbing - makes us refer to our own self, both on the psychic and physical level. The body then becomes a research territory where we recognize the others who inhabit us and the desire emerges to show ourselves as this other place, fueled by the infinite possibilities offered by the networks.

With this exhibition we want to explore gender identity, but also other views towards the transformation of the body and what makes us visible socially - and defines and categorises us. They also want to reconsider the attitudes that are associated with these predetermined roles and, in a more abstract way, the infinite possibilities of thinking. The exhibition also wants to explore the longing for the corporeality of the other in an increasingly virtual world.

The artists involved are: Teemu Mäki, Mar C. Llop, Mengwen Cao, Isa Fontbona, Francesca Steele, Itziar Okariz and Ricardo Muñoz. All of them raise questions about identity, either in the appearance of bodies, sexual orientations, the gender with which we identify or the social attitudes and existential doubts we face in the daily exercise of thinking and bear with us as we have or have defined us socially.

Most do it from their experience. All of them explore the boundaries between what is intimate and what is social, and venture to publicly expose the transformations they undergo, with a clear desire for intimacy. A desire that translates as an act of validation that goes beyond the private sphere to become a social negotiation of one's own identity, because what is intimate is at the same time strongly constrained by what is social, and only from what is social this intimacy can make the fantasies you imagine come true.

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