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Inverso Mundus, Girls & Chimeras #1, 2015 Drawing, Color, Pencil, Paper 64 X 75 Cm © Courtesy of the Artist and Galeria Senda
Inverso Mundus

Trafalgar 32
08010 Barcelona
Spain
May 27th, 2016 - July 2nd, 2016

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http://www.galeriasenda.com
COUNTRY:  
Spain
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+34 93 487 6759
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Fri 10-8; Sat 11am – 2:30pm and 3:30pm – 8pm
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drawing, photography

DESCRIPTION

Engravings in the genre of “World Upside Down”, known since the 16th century, depict such scenes as a pig gutting the butcher, a child punishing his teacher, a man carrying a donkey on his back, man and woman exchanging roles and dress, and a beggar in rags magnanimously bestowing alms on a rich man. These engravings contain demons, chimeras, fish flying through the sky and death itself, variously with a scythe or in the mask of a plague doctor.

Mundus – the Latin “world” and Inverso – is both an Italian “reverse, the opposite” and the Old Italian “poetry,” which alludes to the art processing. In AES+F’s interpretation, the absurdist scenes from the medieval carnival appear as episodes of contemporary life in a multichannel video installation. Characters act out scenes of absurd social utopias and exchange masks, morphing from beggars to rich men, from policemen to thieves. Metrosexual street-cleaners are showering the city with refuse. Female inquisitors torture men on IKEA-style structures. Children and seniors are fighting in a kickboxing match. Inverso Mundus is a world where chimeras are pets and the Apocalypse is entertainment.

“Inverso Mundus” was created with the generous support of Blavatnik Family Foundation (USA) and Faena Art Foundation (Argentina), and with kind assistance from Fortuny (Italy-USA), PhotoFactory (Russia) and Triumph Gallery (Russia)


 

Los grabados de “El mundo al revés”, conocidos desde el siglo XVI, representan escenas como un cerdo destripando al charcutero, un niño castigando a su profesora, un hombre cargando un burro a sus espaldas, hombres y mujeres intercambiando roles y vestimentas, o un mendigo en harapos dando limosna a un hombre rico. Estos grabados antiguos contienen demonios, quimeras, peces volando por el cielo y la muerte en sí misma, tanto con una guadaña como con la máscara del doctor de la peste negra.

Mundus, del latín “mundo”, e Inverso, que en italiano significa “reverso, contrario” y era el término antiguo para “poesía”, hace alusión al proceso artístico. Según la interpretación de AES+F, las escenas absurdas del carnaval medieval aparecen como episodios de vida contemporánea en una instalación de vídeo multicanal. Los personajes representan escenas de utopías sociales absurdas e intercambian máscaras, pasando de mendigos a ricos, de policías a ladrones. Barrenderos metrosexuales riegan la ciudad con basura. Mujeres inquisidoras torturan hombres en estructuras de estilo IKEA. Niños y mayores luchan en una pelea de kickboxing. Inverso Mundus es un mundo donde las quimeras son mascotas, y el Apocalipsis un entretenimiento.

“Inverso Mundus” fue creado con el gran apoyo de la Blavatnik Family Foundation (EEUU) y la Faena Art Foundation (Argentina), y con la generosa colaboración de Fortuny (Italia-EEUU), PhotoFactory (Rusia) y Triumph Gallery (Rusia)

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