Instituto Cervantes: La creación muda
The Cervantes Institute in New York opened on June 25th, La creación muda (The silent creation), an exhibition curated by La Pera Projects. The presentation is a digital reinterpretation of this exhibition in our usual format. The exhibition presents the work of seven Spanish-speaking artists who, in dialogue with each other, defend the spirit of art as their only true 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 revolutionizes the theory of language, not only in the defense of its function as a spiritual medium, but also regarding the magical language of the matter of things.