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CASA ÁRABE MADRID. Hassan Fathy: a contracorriente

 

28/01 – 16/05/2021

 

 

 

A partir del 28 de enero, Casa Árabe ofrece en Madrid la exposición Hassan Fathy: a contracorriente, comisariada por José Tono Martínez, en la que se recogen planos, maquetas, fotografías y libros del conocido como “el arquitecto de los pobres”. En este marco, se presentarán algunas obras de Hannah Collins y su visión personal del arquitecto, incluyendo el video I will make up a song and sing it in a theatre with night air above my head.

 

 

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As of January 28, Casa Árabe offers in Madrid the exhibition Hassan Fathy: a contracorriente (against the current), curated by José Tono Martínez, in which plans, models, photographs and books by the “architect of the poor” are collected. In this context, some works by Hannah Collins will be presented, along with her personal vision of the architect, including the video I will make up a song and sing it in a theatre with night air above my head

 

 

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26.10.2019 – 26.01.2020

Index (Stockholm)

 

Teresa Solar works with objects and the space in between them, with narratives and broken information. Solar experiments with textures and physicality understanding art as a situation to discover, feel and think. Her exhibited objects can be sculpture and also set material, can be produced or found but is in the conjunction that the whole group becomes a para-linguistic structure with internal dialogues in several timelines.

 

In her exhibition, Teresa Solar is mixing classic Egyptian mythology, details of contemporary history and linguistic theory: A sculpture of Nut – the goddess of the night in pharaonic Egypt – becomes the axis of the space at Index Foundation and a partner in a dialogue with plenty of references. Curro, the mascot of the universal exhibition in Sevilla 1992, with its bright colors and cartoonish design, is divided in fragments of memory and disappearance. A killer whale becoming a children’s game and a stretched tiger show the porosity and elasticity of objects, nodding the capacity of art to define other ways of relating to them and modifying its signification. A canoe with a new layer of paint is now an eye, a body, an openness. And still a canoe. Gestures become objects and games, objects become unwritten words and sensual connections, lapses of time offering the next experience to be discovered.

 

André Malraux had with his imaginary museum a collection of images to construct meaning: many possible museum narratives where waiting to be built from the selected photographs collected at Malraux’s archive. What happens when instead of possible images what we have is real objects? Can objects become the museum and not just the idea of the museum? Is the museum a physical experience? Can objects disappear while becoming a museum experience? Can objects become a trigger for memory? To visit an exhibition is a confrontation with hidden languages and bits of information and, still, a visual and performative contact with colors and surfaces.

 

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