Walking on Ice

Walking on ice at Arts Santa Mònica

Epicness and dysfunctionality in the practice of art are the core concepts in this exhibition

A new art exhibition is coming to Arts Santa Mònica from 17 January to 2 April. Walking on Ice: Epicness and Dysfunctionality in scenic practice is a collective exhibition that brings together work done by different artists on a concrete theme: the motivation of art in terms of sublimation and its dysfunctionality in relation to its results. This tension is present in the collection of works presented, which are examples of very different techniques and ways of conceiving of artistic practice.

The theme of the exhibition is exemplified through an anecdote concerning artist and filmmaker Werner Herzog, who decided to walk from Munich to Paris in order to visit a friend who was sick in hospital. During the almost-month-long walk, which he documented in his essay Of Walking on Ice, he contrasted the beauty of his reflections with the lack of practical results of his actions – a tension that also provides the inspiration for this exhibition at Arts Santa Mònica.

The work of Pauline Bastard, Lúa Coderch, Rafel G. Bianchi, Lluís Hortalà, Fermín Jiménez Landa, Pere Llobera, Mercedes Mangrané, Àngels Ribé and Irena Visa all feature in this exhibition, which has reached Barcelona after a successful stay at the Bòlit Centre d’Art Contemporani in Girona.

For more information, check out the Arts Santa Mònica website.

 

Publication date: Friday, 20 January 2017
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