Proposals from the workshop taught by Rogelio Lopez Cuenca and Elo Vega
Contemporary concern with the past, history, and memory can’t dissociate itself from the deep crisis of confidence on the promises of the Illustration period and the Modern Project. The last decades of the 20th Century testify a radical change in the consciousness of time and of one’s identity in western societies: a reaction that on many occasions, more than manifestations of a supposed postmodernity, shows features that would rather allow them to be ascribed to a process of desmodernity.
Is the unexpected return (of interest) for monuments an expression of this consciousness turn?
In the workshop sessions «NADA TAN INVISIBLE» (Nothing so invisible), the analysis of this phenomenon has been addressed, focusing on the critical reading and the debate around the diverse strategies that artistic practices have been used throughout the last decades, in order to take an active part in the debate about the meaning of the monument in progressively open and plural societies.
On Saturday, February 16 at 1:00 pm at Es Baluard Observatory, a get-together will be held at which some of the proposals generated in this workshop on interventions in the specific context of the city of Palma will be made public. These proposals can be visited at Es Baluard until March 17, 2019. The workshop is part of NADA TAN INVISIBLE project and it is accompanied by an exhibition at the Casal Solleric closing on the same date.
The participants to the workshop have been: Aina Bausà Medrano, Carmen García, Neus Marroig Colom, Jordi Pallarès, Julià Panadès Julià, Irene Pascual, María José Ribas, Sansó i Oliver