10 March – 5 June 2017
‘’There is always a ligth to turn off’’
Mariana Vasileva (Berlín, Germany)
Myritza Castillo ( Puerto Rico)
Spencer Tunick (NY,USA)
Edgar León ( Costa Rica)
Jesús’’ Bubu’’ Negrón ( Puerto Rico)
” There is always a light to turn off’’ is the title of the new group exhibition in Rem Project Gallery. The title refers to aspects of the evolution of the human state and behavior in current political and social context related to the way of looking at and understanding our existence in the possible world. The artists of this exhibition articulate their respective visions of the world through the use of video, photography and sculpture framing a thematic fabric based on the perception of how we see the present and how we think the future.
In his first exhibition in Puerto Rico, the New York artist Spencer Tunick shows a photograph that’s involved 100 nude women holding large mirror discs, reflecting the knowledge and wisdom of progressive women and the concept of “Mother Nature” into and onto the convention center, cityscape and horizon of Cleveland. The philosophy of the artwork relates to the idea of the sacred feminine. By holding mirrors, we hope to suggest that women are a reflection and embodiment of nature, the sun, the sky and the land. We want to express the belief that we will rely upon the strength, intuition and wisdom of progressive and enlightened women to find our place in nature and to regain the balance within it. The mirrors communicate that we are a reflection of ourselves, each other, and of, the world that surrounds us. The woman becomes the future and the future becomes the woman.
The Bulgarian artist that lives and works in Berlin, Mariana Vassileva is worth in her video “Reflections” a park near Weinbergsweg in central city quarter of Berlin. Vassileva’s asked visitors of the park to reflect sunlight in the camera with mirrors. With those simple means, the artist creates a poetic, mystical light show, which transform the average everyday in completely unspectacular manner. The rhythmical composition develops from the collaboration of anonymous people and forms a whole with the ambient sounds of the street and the imported music. Through the realization of a simple idea evolves a fabric of minimal impulses, which, seemingly calculated like a symphony, but still spontaneously, enchant the park.
Jesus ‘’Bubu’’ Negrón in his video ‘’equality’’, one of the last sugar mills, an important part of the economic activity in Puerto Rico at the beginning of the century, which, passing generations, was quenching its economic flame distorted by the idea of industrialization and impersonation of the economies based on agriculture. In the video with the help of the community, he turn on the light again of the Sugar Central to return hope at least for an ephemeral space of time.
In ‘’post industrial dust’’, the Puerto Rican artist Myritza Castillo documents the aura of some spaces that served as economic platform in Puerto Rico that little by little they were being forgotten by the governmental negligence. The set of photographs are almost an ode to the ‘horrror vac’.
The Costa Rican artist Edgar León in his video constructs a narrative of failure in which documents statues of leaders that brings social guarantees in juxtaposition with the environment that is casually invaded by Multinational Banking Institutions, the same structures of power that have led our nations and developing countries to extreme poverty.