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Gestos iconoclastes, imatges heterodoxes

  • Art, Contemporary art
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

Considering the context of the current war of images, in where jihadist iconoclasm is ever present, in 'Iconoclastic gestures, unorthodox images', curator Carlos Martín gives us a discussion on the aura, veneration and aggression of certain figures which begins with an 18th-century holy martyr with a destroyed face. Brazilian artist Valeska Soares gives us several empty niches embedded in the wall, scattered throughout the rooms, setting the tone of the story. It's worth pausing to take in the installation 'Tesaurus Anarquitecturas' by Pedro G. Romero, one of the artists who has worked the most with antisacramental political iconoclasm in Spain. There's a striking image in the magnanimous photo 'Black Madonna with twins', which with Vanessa Beecroft explores traditional Christian imagery with black subjects. On a lighter note is the totem 'Warengestell mit Madonnen' that Katharina Fritsch builds up with stacks of yellow Virgin Marys. The trivialization and appropriation of symbols – here you'll find hints of it – fertile ground where art has found a way to grow.


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