Consonance, dissonance. Group ExhibitionThu, 26/05/2011 - 20:00 - Sat, 17/09/2011 - 20:00 Federico Clavarino · · Juan Diego Valera · Lola Guerrera
Consonance, dissonance (an immersion in the emergent) is a sample that develops itself based on opposites, opposites that end up talking about many of the formal and conceptual themes belonging to the most interesting photographic novels that are created today. This is the thesis that this exhibition so humbly is trying to display, that to ponder upon how to better read and interpret contemporary photography and by doing so identify its main and recognizable key points. The four selected artists do not even come close to the ample panorama of our contemporary photography, not even to the main forms of expression. It would be naïve to expect that much.
But, no doubt, if we venture into a detailed study of what moves inspiration, motivation, intentions and points of view, themes, arguments, styles, methods and the languages of these four young artists, we will submerge into a rich map of common interests which are present in many of an author’s work that is beginning to show in contemporary photography.
A Spanish, two Argentineans and an Italian form the author list of this sample where we will get the chance to see four individual projects (one per gallery floor) but that curiously enough, in some way are also interrelated to each other, creating a small game of opposites, two by two (double coincidences and dissidences). We will witness them but they will not always be the same two couples facing each other.
Two female authors, two male authors, two scene and photographic constructors (better said, female constructors) two born documentalists, two people playing with the esthetic of the ugly, two people searching for a precious esthetic, two contemplative minds, two compulsive voyeurs, two landscapists, two portraitists, two journalists, two artists, two obsessive people, two (elegantly) different people, two endogenous people (self identified), two exogenous people, two intuitive people, two methodists,… there is also a purely anecdotic opposite which allows us to participate in this game of confrontations two by two from a precise position assigned by pure chance: two of them are from Cordoba (although one is Andalusian and the other is Argentinean) two ‘no-cordobeses’. It is a simple and perfect anecdote (why not?) that contributes to the poetic game that this project searches for.