Instituto Cervantes - False Expectations
The evolution of the role of art reveals contradictions regarding what a work of art should offer us today. Society spends little time and passion in the contemplation and understanding of works. It is indifferent towards a deeper com- prehension of new artistic proposals, scientific research or any other facet of human knowledge. The result is an unsatisfactory meeting between the creators and the public and a conformist consumption of sensationalist technology and art.
On the other hand, what is the learned, the collector, the art lover seeking? An investment, a confirmation of theories, snobbery, decoration, transcendental experiences, meaning…?
The works selected for this exhibit intend to confront the spectator with these questions: false expectations, questioning the media, ignorance, inert technologies, contradictions, ironies…