We still have opportunity to visit the fabulous exhibition of the art museum, which can be seen until August 30
One month left to visit one of the most notorious art exhibitions of the season: The beast and the sovereign, where MACBA explores contemporary art practices that challenge the definition of what we now know as political sovereignty.
The exhibition takes the title of the seminar given by Jacques Derrida in 2002-2003, where the French philosopher explored the limits of political sovereignty in the metaphysical tradition. So these two allegorical figures delve into politics beyond the law. The beast is ignorant of the law, while the sovereign power precisely defined by its ability to stop. Thus, ways of understanding freedom and emancipation are exceeded within the framework of individual autonomy in the same way as does the concept of nation-state.
This division produced a series of oppositions in relation to gender, class, species, sex, race or disability for human relations. The beast is everything related to the animal, as would be the slave, colonial, abnormal, female. On the other hand, the sovereign represents the human or even divine, as the state, masculinity, north, sexually usual.
The works of this exhibition are signed by Efren Alvarez, Angela Bonadies and Juan Jose Olavarria, Peggy Buth, Martin Dammann, Ines Doujak and John Barker, John Downey, Edgar Endress, Oier Etxeberria, León Ferrari, Eiko Grimberg, Masist Gül (presented by Banu Cennetoğlu and Philippine Hoegen), Ghasem Hajizadeh, Jan Peter Hammer, Geumhyung Jeong, Glenda León, Julia Montilla, Rabih Mroué, Ocaña, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Prabhakar Pachpute, Mary Reid Kelley, Jorge Ribalta, Hans Scheirl Wu Tsang, Stefanos Tsivopoulos, Yelena Vorobyeva and Victor Vorobyev, Sergio Zevallos.
The beast and the sovereign
Date: March 19 to August 30
Price: 8-15 €
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