Spiders and Maria Callas, in the Thyssen Museum

Haute couture: haute couture for the love of the arteCarlos Urroz, the new director of the foundation Thyssen-Bornemisza Art ContemporaryNueva extension of the

Spiders and Maria Callas, in the Thyssen Museum
Haute couture: haute couture for the love of the arteCarlos Urroz, the new director of the foundation Thyssen-Bornemisza Art ContemporaryNueva extension of the current agreement between Culture and the Carmen Thyssen-bornemisza on the collection of the baroness

according to the directions of the mobile application "Arachnomancy" the vibrations of the cobwebs are a kind of tarot cards lay the cards, see the future . The "app", created by the Studio of Tomás Saraceno, is a appendix virtual exhibition "More-than-human", in the Thyssen , that from today until the next December 1 will house the work of two international artists such as Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster (Strasbourg, 1965), and Tomás Saraceno (San Miguel de Tucumán, 1973).

in addition, it Is the third collaboration between the institution and the Foundation TBA21 to expose the collection of Francesca Thyssen-Bornemisza museum , granddaughter of baron Thyssen, whose purpose, besides the introduction of the contemporary art, it has been promoting environmental sustainability through the same.

A spider web, the work of Tomás Saraceno - Ernesto Sharp

From its second collaboration last spring –facilities in the filmmaker Amar Kanwar–, several have been new developments. The first is that, by then, had not yet been signed such collaboration, which guarantees the foundation of two exhibitions per year for the next four. The second is the name of the new director general of TBA21: Carlos Urroz, an "old friend" from the controls of the ARC, according to the director of the Thyssen, Guillermo Solana . And the third is the office that has installed the own foundation in Madrid.

The exhibition, located almost entirely in the basement and just lit, it is "a strange convergence between the two artists," he said Solana. The proposal of Gonzalez-Foerster is not an installation or "performance" (terms that you prefer to dodge), but an apparition, a ghost; more specifically the soprano descent from Greek Maria Callas.

The video installation, "Opera (QM.15)" shows the own Gonzalez-Foerster invading the body of the singer, although it is not an imitation as such. If, during his retrospective at the Pompidou in Paris, the artist moved between 1887 and 2058, this work also spans several decades. So what explained the curator of "More-than-human", Stefanie Hessler , which pointed to the combination of the red dress, typical of their recent performances, and the sound of their first recordings.

video installation of Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, in which the artist "invades" the body of the soprano Maria Callas - Ernesto Sharp

"How to catch the universe in a spider's web?" is the question and the title of the proposal Saraceno, this argentine architect who happened to art in Germany. Now showing in Madrid two polls that harbor cobwebs and a video of the life of arachnids water. Yesterday recognized to be a tribute to beings that take millions of years on Earth and "perhaps in the future continue to here and we don't".

it is Also a way to see its gradual demise because of the human being: "Up to what point they have to be clean our houses?" . And, above all, is a way of rethinking the planet from the margins of anthropocentrism.

Updated Date: 27 September 2019, 00:03

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