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.
Laura Jiménez Galvis (b. 1977 Bogotá, Colombia) lives and works in Bogotá.
Alba Lorente Hernández (b.1994 Zaragoza, Spain) lives and works in Madrid.
Daniel Mantilla (b. 1982 Bogotá, Colombia) lives and works in Nueva York.
Fernando Martín Godoy (b. 1975 Zaragoza, Spain) lives and works in London.
Hernán Rivera Luque (b. 1975 Santiago de Chile, Chile) lives and works in New York.
Quintín Rivera Toro (b. 1978 Caguas, Puerto Rico) lives and works in Puerto Rico.
Alex Valls (b. 1988 Miami, United States) lives and works between Miami and NewYork.