La Creación Muda
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About the Event
“La Creación Muda” (The Silent Creation) celebrates the magic of the language of art and reflects on the infinite possibilities that exist to generate a dialogue. In this exhibition, a group of creators, all from Spanish-speaking countries, forget that language is the only means of common interaction and defend the spirit of art as a means of communication.
In 1916, the German philosopher and essayist Walter Benjamin published 'On Language as such, and on the language of man', the text from which this curatorial proposal was born and, in turn, gives title to the exhibition. Benjamin is a fundamental pillar of the aesthetic theory of the 20th century and with this text he revolutionizes the theory of language, not only in the defense of its function as a spiritual medium, but also in relation to the magical language of the matter of things. The idea of a magical nature of language originates from the critique of an instrumentalist concept of language, which Benjamin rejects, since to reduce it to the condition of a mere vehicle of verbal communication would be to seriously underestimate it.
The exhibition reflects the subtleties of the different artistic 'accents' of these creators - Laura Jiménez Galvis, Alba Lorente, Daniel Mantilla, Fernando Martín Godoy, Hernán Rivera Luque, Quintín Rivera Toro and Alex Valls - from Spain, Chile, Colombia, Cuba and Puerto Rico. Language is an identity root for each of them; the language of history, of destruction, of the city or of nature, is the magic of his art.