The history of paper is the base of RocioSantaCruz's artistic proposal for ARCOmadrid 2021.
In this first e-xhibition, we present the projects of Gonzalo Elvira and Mar Arza.
Gonzalo Elvira's proposal ‘Bauhaus1919, a model to build’ refers to the level of history in relation to women's access to art. Elvira's proposal constitutes a site-specific mural, which was to be presented at the Mercosur Biennial but, since it could not be carried out, will be presented for the first time at ARCOmadrid 2021. With this piece, the artist takes up the history of the women who were part of the Bauhaus, but that have been scarcely represented, and reproduces on paper a series of portraits of them.
Mar Arza continues the dialogue of women in history and presents, on the one hand, her series called ‘Suertes’. There is a meaning of the word LUCK in Spanish dictionary that refers to the earth: ’11 .f. Part of arable land, separated from another or others by its boundaries', this can be read in the dictionary. In the SUERTES series the fragments of arable land, cultivated and cultivable spaces are concentrated. Various ends of book chapters written by women, Carmen Laforet and Santa Teresa in this case. Where a chapter ends with a final sentence in suspense, that already present space of latent targets is concentrated, waiting for resonance.
Her installation Armario de aristas closes this circle of paper history, a shelf with edges in homage to Jorge Oteiza's chalk shelves, where the artist arranges words on pieces of paper creating unexpected reading angles.
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