The discreet charm of technology = el discreto encanto de la tecnologia : arts in Spain
MEIAC, Badajoz, 12.06.2008 - 24.08.2008
ZKM | Museum for Contemporary Art Karlsruhe, 27.9.2008-15.02.2009
ISBN: 978-84-612-3278-9 ; 978-84-96933-19-4
Claudia Gianetti (ed.). - Badajoz , 2008
589 p., numerous illus.
Text: engl. and span.
The exhibition links the 13th century to the 21st through modular approach that focuses on five key themes representatives of the artistic condition: the formal code; the visual code; the sensory and space-time code; the body and the identity; and the construction of reality. More than a hundred works by 65 artists weave the discursive thread within the context of each module. It is the conceptual link, rather than chronological or technical affinity, that links the five themes.
The accent on Spanish works is not merely a question of geography; rather, the exhibition tries to establish a dialogue between creative practices and artists that had never before been brought together in the same space, at the same time.
The works in this exhibition are not necessarily on technological supports, but they are all based on approaches rooted in technique and science. In it, painting, sculpture and photography can be found alongside experimental film, video, interactive, and Internet works.