"El misterio de Caviria" by Antoni Hervàs

Cycle [Comfort (Voyeur) Control]

“El misterio de Caviria” is a visual spectacle in which two mythologies collide, that of the local cabaret (represented by Jimmy and Vivian Caoba) and the classical Greek one. A ritual form that travels to Es Baluard Museu where it will rise from its ashes to once again illuminate the sizzling audience for one night. This invocation to the gods of the subsoil is based on an investigation into the transformative power of drawing, capable of activating, destroying, altering and injecting life into what surrounds it. Following the tradition of the rite of the Cabiros, this visual spectacle is erected in the copla-terror style in which fire, blood and the ridicule of the masculine are the essential ingredients that allow us to discover a story that is local and, at the same time, universal.

Antoni Hervàs’s performance is included in the cycle “[Comfort (Voyeur) Control]”, a program curated by Tolo Cañellas, linked to the exhibition “Personae. Masks against barbarism» which reviews the Museum’s collection. A total of six artists and collectives participate: El Palomar, Fito Conesa, Itziar Okariz, Isabel de Naverán and Susy Gómez.

Antoni Hervàs studied Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona (2006) and Engraving and Printmaking at the Escola Llotja. Some of his solo exhibitions include Copacabana, at The RYDER Projects (Madrid, 2021), and Sausages, at OKELA (Bilbao, 2021). He has participated in numerous group exhibitions, such as Apuntes para un incendio de los ojos at MACBA (Barcelona, ​​2022), Adiós, que estés bien (at the museums of the Community of Madrid, 2019) and Generaciones 2018, at La Casa Encendida ( Madrid, 2018). Hervàs has been a resident at Gasworks (London, 2018) and at the 18th Street Arts Center (Los Angeles, 2017), and won the City of Barcelona Prize for Visual Arts in 2016.

21st September 2022 → 21st September 2022