Suprasensible: a project on astral bodies and invisible planes

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Mexican artist Santiago Borja takes over the emblematic Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Montjuïc (built for the German representation at the 1929 International Exposition held in Barcelona) for the month of July and two weeks in August, with a project focused on astral bodies and invisible planes. ‘Suprasensible’ (which literally translates to ‘Supersensitive’) is the latest work by the young artist who originally trained as an architect. In more recent times, however, he has turned to creating installations using varied spaces around the world to explore the connection between art, architecture and ethnology – over the past few years, he’s exhibited in Los Angeles, London, Mexico City and Dublin, among other places. At the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion, you’ll discover videos, photos and sculptures that Borja uses to juxtapose visual arts and architecture, esoterism and geometric shapes, abstraction and colour. Perhaps most strikingly, Borja has also designed a textile cover for the interior pavilion. If you’re already familiar with this modernist building at the foot of Montjuïc, this is a chance to discover a new reading of it; and if not, the efforts of Santiago Borja provide an added dimension to one of the city’s already noteworthy constructions.

By: Hannah Pennell

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Event phone: 93 423 40 16
Event website: http://miesbcn.com/
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