Paired Histories

Source Credit:  Content and images from Wall Street International Magazine by Wall Street International.  Read the original article - https://wsimag.com/art/68093-paired-histories

NoguerasBlanchard is pleased to announce the second chapter of Paired histories in our space in L’Hospitalet. Continuing the experimental curatorial programme developed over recent
years, this season of programming is overseen by Joaquín García Martín, founder of the former
gallery garcía | galería. García proposes a (further) look at the artists showcased by the gallery
between 2012 and 2020 in Doctor Fourquet, Madrid, articulating relationships between participating artists and literary authors.

City of Illusions is a science fiction novel by American author Ursula K. Le Guin published in
1967, and is the story of the protagonist’s journey of discovery and self-identity. A path leading
from the darkness of the forest – from which the main character emerges with no memory, no
past – through the darkness of space, where he loses himself at the end of the story, returning
back to his home, his future. On his quest, he will travel through an unknown and hostile territory, learning from each encounter and experience to understand his origins.

From the outset of his career, Karlos Gil (Toledo, 1984) has used science fiction as a foundational tool in his work. While he is interested in the genre’s ability to reflect and highlight issues
of the present through anecdotes set in another time, he also uses it as a repertoire of objects
loaded with cultural references. In both cases, it is the genre’s metaphorical capacity which Gil
most appreciates.

Through this cultural creation, the artist investigates
the mechanisms of how stories, narrations and representations are constructed, especially with regard to
displacements in the interpretation of the symbol, examining issues involved in the creation, dissemination
and reception of the artistic work and its relationship
with the historical, social and cultural environment in
which it appears.

Paraphrasing the classics of the genre, Ursula K. Le
Guin’s book serves as a guide to examine Karlos Gil’s
work up-close. We approach the exhibition as a physical journey through the temporal trajectory of his work,
using the novel as an instruction manual and literature
as a dictionary to find clues to approach the work of
the visual artist.

Source Credit:  Content and images from Wall Street International Magazine by Wall Street International.  Read the original article - https://wsimag.com/art/68093-paired-histories