Headline: Victor Lopez Gonzalez. TRANSITIONS | humanity in transit
Authors / artists: Victor Lopez Gonzalez
Texts: Gustavo Zagrebelsky, Edmondo Bertaina, Patrizia Bottallo, Victor Lopez Gonzalez
Language: Italian, English
Translations: Omnia Translations Ltd.
Size: cm 22×22
Binding: paperback binding
Price: € 25.00
Also available in ebook
Catalog published on the occasion of the exhibition "Transitions - Humanity in transit" by Victor López González, curated by Patrizia Bottallo, at the MAO Museum of Oriental Art and Palazzo Lascaris in Turin, 20 October - 7 November 2016.
Migration, exodus, diaspora, however you want to call it this is the phenomenon that is marking our time the most. Phenomenon to which many states, too many, respond with the restoration of borders and the erection of new e, only apparently anachronistic, after.
The "TRANSITIONS - humanity in transit" project tells these issues through language, at the same time sophisticated and engaging, of the Spanish Victor Lopez Gonzalez, artist who has placed migration and barriers at the center of his research since 2006, year of his first work entitled "FESTLAND".
The debate on borders and walls continues to be at the center of international political discussion, the demand from below for a strengthening of borders is growing. But it should not be forgotten that when borders become walls they prevent us from looking into the distance. Perhaps it would be more appropriate to define permeable boundaries, that allow comparison with the diversity of others, starting from the definition and recognition of one's own identity.
Victor López González describes all this in a refined and original way, touching and measured, away from the clamor of the news, through the definition of a new inverted geography in which the Mediterranean Sea becomes a continent of water, basin of Europe, d’Africa e d’Asia.
you don't have to get used to it, through its language, awakens consciences and shakes us from torpor.
[Paolo Tormena – President of the martin association – Martini International Art]