Flying Free, Violeta Mayoral, 2021. Frame by Carlos Llao and Pau Mira
Ángel peligrosamente búho [duelos, espectros y materialidad]
Our current time is out of joint. It is a time that repeats itself and folds in on itself. It is a time that is disjointed, dislocated, disconnected, dislodged, out of kilter, besieged and disrupted, disturbed and at the same time disordered and mad. It is a time that is perceived as populated by intangible presences that often pursue, surveil and even possess us to the extent that they drive us to psychosis. And at this juncture in time, ÁNGEL PELIGROSAMENTE BÚHO is conceived as a collective show in which living and dead – or non-dead – matter share indiscriminately in the exhibition. An exhibition that engages in a dialogue with the political ghosts of the present, their tangible vicissitudes and forms of ghostly siege.
Núria Gómez Gabriel (Barcelona, 1987) holds a PhD in Communication awarded by Pompeu Fabra University for her thesis Espectropolíticas. Imagen y Hauntología en les prácticas artísticas contemporáneas (2020). She teaches on the University Master’s Degree in Visual Cultures at ESCAC (Terrassa) and on the BA in Art and Design at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. She has worked as a cultural researcher and curator for institutions such as the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid), Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Fabra i Coats (Barcelona), Arts Santa Mònica (Barcelona), TABAKALERA (San Sebastián), Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo (Madrid), La Casa Encendida (Madrid) Hangar (Barcelona) and Bòlit Centre d’Art Contemporani (Girona).