3 October, 13 – 19 January, 14
The exhibition is made up of sculptures and documentary-style photographs, showing how the artist uses them. “Ensaios para un modo de emprego” is a reflection on constructive procedures in contemporary sculpture, self-references of the vital process of a present-day creator, by way of the relationship with objects conceived as a problem in their use. Ironic objects that question the very concepts that they reflect.
The artist there by becomes a portable element prepared to be transferred or supported as the reflection of a context of constant mutation, in which the creative act involves self-analysis, by way of the formal processes in which his work is developed. Sculptures, photographs, altered objects or elements of camouflage create a route designed to take the public into a sphere full of mysteries, which arise from the very act of constructing, inhabiting or thinking.
Jorge Varela (Allariz, 1971), visual artist and researcher. He earned a history degree from the University of Vigo and specialized in contemporary art and criticism at the University of Santiago de Compostela. His degree thesis was entitled “Art, Utopia and Mourning. Four Approaches, 1989-2007.” In recent years he has combined his work as an artist with that of researcher at the University of Vigo and invited researcher in Buenos Aires’s Social Science Faculty. He has exhibited his work in the MACUF (A Coruña), Casa de Vacas (Madrid), Kloster Asbach Museum (Germany), University of New York’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Centre, National Art Centre (Alsina, Buenos Aires), etc.