Maria Jose Arjona
All the others in me
(Official selection Parallel projects/ Marrakech Biennial).
Opening Reception March 17, 2012 | 8pm
Performance March 17, 2012 | 9pm
On view March 18 until 22, 2012 | 11am - 5pm
In the works of Maria Jose Arjona, the body has always a central place, it is a powerful element of visual communication, energy exchange and generator of significations.
It is a body investigating on space and time diverse notions through repetitive and non-hierarchical movements.
Our present is passed-through by some complicated phenomena such as the multiculturalism, leading to overpass the traditional concepts of identity, some phenomena that promote a symbiotic and fusional connection with the Other. These are inescapable processes ossified by the society of mass media and by the virtual hypertext.
In the work of Maria José Arjona the body interacts with space to create an experience, which bypasses corporeality with cognitive responses, where the observer becomes the catalyst of a sensorial exchange, beyond the borders between identity and representation.
This is an engaged practice that the Colombian artist presents, ready to violate and transform the limits imposed by the society on the individuals, and caused by violence and fear, some sensations which, unfortunately, still exist in the contemporary society.
Where Mandragoras Art Space | New York
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