Everything is Out There – La Casa Encendida
Curated together with Zaida Trallero.
Winner of Inéditos-Caja Madrid curatorial prize, 2010. La Casa Encendida, Madrid.
With Haris Epaminonda, Hans-Peter Feldmann, David Ferrando Giraut, Jorge Macchi, Fran Meana, Christodolous Panayiotou, Oriol Vilanova and Javier Álvarez (Novoa).
For more than 40 years, Hans Peter Feldmann has been collecting found images. Newspapercuts, intimate and domestic images as family holiday photographs. This gesture is related to the obsolete nature of Pop products, trivial materials that Feldmann takes from flea markets and turns them into art objects. This action has more to do with the one from a treasure hunter than the one of an archaeologist. There is an intuitive relation that avoids any text. There is a body of young artists that work with this type of found material, avoiding the monolithic version of “History” and searching the dark and forgotten paths of it. They recover the Barthesian idea of the death of the author, the importance of the creative effect of the copy and appropriation of images and objects the artist takes from daily life. They reproduce images that have been already reproduced to infinity. Those images are emptied from their representational aspect to be inserted into another level of reproduction, which has implicit a critique of the art world and culture. They can be reunited into an imaginary museum of the mind (Malraux) where they can be reordered, compared, understood and compared to suggest that, in the information society, the relevant images get constantly confused with the ones that are not. “Everything is out there” pays certain homage to the work of Feldmann with a group of works by artists from different generations that explore similar concepts with different disciplines. The show will also gather a library with all Feldmann publications accessible to the public for consultation.