Curator: Pedro Azara
Commissioner and Producer: Institut Ramon Llul
“Catalonia in Venice_To lose your head (idols)” is a multi-authored exhibition curated by Pedro Azara with the artist and performer Marcel Borràs. The exhibition explores the theory of art reception and documents the complex life of statues that have evoked physical reactions, both passionate and outraged. In a world of images, iconoclasm and iconodulia are ways for reality and power to relate to each other. The exhibition questions the fetishism of images as living entities that encourage powerful conversations as a way to foster human happiness or exasperation. Supported by four main pillars (a performance by Marcel Borràs, video works, an artist’s book and an archive), Catalonia in Venice_To lose your head (idols) also has on display 20th-century naturalistic statues, which have evoked physical reactions, both positive and negative.
- “Catalonia in Venice_To lose your head (idols)”. Photo: Pedro Azara