On October 4th, 2012, PAVILION center for contemporary art and culture reopened after the sumer vacation with a new exhibition, ”CRITICAL BOTOX in times of 2.0 feudalism”, curated by Alex Brahim (CO/ES).
Participants: Aggtelek (ES/BE), Anamor (ES), José Begega (ES), Karmelo Bermejo (ES/MX), Zeljko Blace (BA/HR), Lúa Coderch (PE/ES), Andrés Duplat (CO), Juan Pablo Echeverri (CO), Félix Fernández (ES), Jorge García (ES), Miquel García (ES), Andrea Gómez (CO/ES), Núria Güell (ES), Fermín Jiménez Landa (ES), Lydia Lunch (US), Santiago Monge (CO), R. Marcos Mota (ES), Joan Martí Ortega (ES), Daniela Ortiz (PE/ES), Aníbal Parada (AR/ES), Avelino Sala (ES), Andrés Senra (ES), Daniel Silvo (ES), Toni Tena (ES), David Latorre (ES), Oriol Vilanova (ES), Bruce LaBruce (CA)
CRITICAL BOTOX In times of 2.0 feudalism uses a fictional narrative line, a faux gossip magazine, to take its real form as an online process-publication and series of exhibitions, the first of which will take place on October 2012 at Pavilion in Bucharest.
The project is based on the framework of personal, presential relationships that the curator sustains with the artists, whose work is in turn linked, from several thematic axes and production formats, to the political. Understood as a political practice in itself, CRITICAL BOTOX claims the political value of direct human contact in these trying times of virtualization and dehumanization in co-individual interaction.
The online publication uses the aesthetic of gossip magazines as visually distracting sophism, focusing on the reality of the content, the political interests of the work and artist trajectories. It serves, in this way, as a bridge to the different sites and recourses facilitated by the artists to a public that would be interested in exploring each of them. The textual contents emerge from a standard interview answered by all participants.
Each exhibit functions as a sample set of the microcosms implied within this publication. They would also act as a reflection of the heterogeneity in visions and attitudes that stem from contemporary artistic creation to encompass the wide spectrum of the political conditions in a globalized world.
This exhibition at Pavilion shall be accompanied by a printed publication: a fold-out poster with the general structure of the project, a graphic illustration of the relationship framework in CRITICAL BOTOX and texts by guest authors. The graphic design for this project will be handled by Barcelona based studio Los Trini.
During the opening, Anamor, one of the participant artists, held a performance that reacted to the exhibiting works and the conceptual bond between them.
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