This catalogue is published in collaboration with PHotoEspaña to accompany the exhibition 'The Power of Doubt'. Curator Hou Hanru writes, 'The Power of Doubt superposes site-specific installations and works in various new and old media, and somehow rooted in photography as a model of perception. These works embody the need to doubt the "mainstream" way of seeing, recording and communicating the real world, which again oscillates between spectacular "truths" and dramatic fictions. Most of the artists are from regions of China or Eastern Europe, which have experienced drastic changes from communism to capitalism, or South Asia or Africa, where people continue to negotiate the options of life between a colonial legacy and present-day geopolitical conflicts, while searching for solutions with which to deconstruct the double-bind status quo, blocked by post-colonial, neo-liberal systems. With very diverse interests in artistic and intellectual pursuits, the artists give voice to the collective doubts and desires of their societies. They are more or less directly responding to some of the most urgent issues affecting our common life today, and "haunting" our obsessive pursuit of truth.'

Includes essays by Hou Hanru and Nikos Papastergiadis. Brief artist biographies precede images of works. Other participating artists not listed below: Adel Abdessemed, Thierry Fontaine, Shaun Gladwell, Wangechi Mutu, Dan Perjovschi, Nedko Solakov and Dimitar Solakov.
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Onsite

Location code EX.SPA.POD
Language

Spanish, 

English

Publication/Creation date

2011

No of pages

175

ISBN / ISSN

9788492841929

No of copies

1

Content type

catalogue

Chapter headings
The Power of Doubt - HOU Hanru, 侯瀚如
World Image and Cosmopolitan Imaginaries - Nikos PAPASTERGIADIS
The Power of Doubt (Spanish and English Edition)
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