Borderline – Society Disorder, 2006
Personal exhibition. Shown at Villa Manuela Art Gallery, Plastic Arts Section, National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC), Havana.
Art and Cultural Anthropology
I am particularly inclined to summarize this exhibition -in the set of its 5 site-specific art installations- as a cynical attempt, in the very coordinates of Art and Cultural Anthropology, to map the social and cultural decadence of late modernity; a gaze unfocused by the Borderline prism of the aesthetics of violence and the various scissions that Western culture sells to the globalizted world. This exhibition suggests a symbolic flight made from the institution Art as a “pretended” social space of drainage, liberation or exorcism, to plan, with absolute gloating, over some of the most stark miseries of Western culture and its aesthetics of disequilibrium and aberration.
The title of the exhibition openly alludes to a contemporary and manifest inability to define a limit zone, a thin line that today separates the universe of mental health and psychic disorders (disequilibrium and disorders) on the political and cultural planes. In such coordinates, this project suggests a reflection around the anesthesia that supposes the postmodern ludism of the self-satisfaction and the eagerness of banalization; it tries to explore and mainly to question if the western culture, symbolized here in “The Clinic” (supposed enclosure, space or scope destined to the mental restoration) is not, itself, in short, the own source of all type of imbalance.