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MUA launches an exhibition about time and space expressed by diverse aesthetic approaches

Alicante, 6 November 2018.

 

Translated by Amie Jo Petherbridge

The collective exhibition "Narrativas en las fisuras del espacio y el tiempo" (Narrative in the cracks of time and space) will be held in the Eusebio Sempere hall in the University of Alicante Museum (MUA).

We will be given the opportunity to see artwork by artists Gonzalo Puch, Jesús Segura, Toni Simó, Moisés Mañas, Alex Arteaga, Paz Tornero y Alberto Feijóo. They have created pieces of art using videography, photography, sculptures and multimedia and interactive installations based on a main theme: bringing us closer to the notion of time and space tuned by heterogeneous aesthetic points.
The exhibition has been organised by art critic and UA professor Enric Mira (Department of Communication and Social Psychology).

The opening ceremony will take place on Friday 9 November, at 7 pm in the MUA, and the exhibition will be open to the public until 13 January 2019.

In the run up to the event, Enric Mira has organised two lectures in the Alicante City University Venue (Ramón y Cajal, 4) to address the topic accompanied by two artists that are taking part in the exhibition: 

  • 7 November at 7:30 pm, "Poéticas digitales, dispositivos postinternet y meca-alquimias” (Digital poetics, post-internet mechanisms and Mecca-alchemies) by Polytechnic University of Madrid professor Moisés Mañas;
  • And on Thursday 8 November at 8:15 pm, “Artistic investigation and architecture”, by Berlin University of the Arts professor Alex Arteaga.

Enric Mira explains that in contemporary art, after overcoming discussions about representation problems, the structure of space and time has become a topic of analysis and transformation. Space and time are inseparable dimensions that have created a discursive framework in which many of the last decade`s artistic expressions have been discussed.  

 

Therefore, the pieces of art and artists chosen by the curator are meant to reflect this.

  • Jesús Segura, in his video installation, creates a non-linear narrative time line switching the representation codes from their normal, monochromatic order, while
  • Gonzalo Puch plays with the possibility of creating friction and fiction in images to create layers of divergent rhythms and shifts over time. 
  • ln Jesús Mañas´s interactive sculpture, time is materialised as sounds that expand across a space frame that are affected by the presence or absence of the spectator.
  • In a more in-depthway, Alex Arteaga conducts a visual experiment deconstructing the geometry of the MUA`s architectural space so it can be seen as an aesthetic and cognitive experience of open and undefined time.
  • Toni Simó uses his photography to experiment with the modification of the spatial rules of a place such as the beaches of Benidorm and how the unfolding of branching time reveals other features of space.
  • Paz Tornero`s installationis used to analyse techno-scientific space in biological investigation to visualise and produce an extended field of knowledge about contemporaneity
  • Finally, Alberto Feijóo`s collages, that are formulated around an objectual and performative idea of a photograph, revive the overlapped strengths over time coming from the original context of the photographic intervention.

 

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