Should I stay or should I go?

Should I stay or should I go?
Freitag, 14.06.2013
20:00
Should I stay or should I go?
Should I stay or should I go?
Should I stay or should I go?

Should I stay or should I go?
A project by Aline Forçain Adrián Morillo and Lucía Inthesky.
Vernissage: Freitag, 14.Juni 2013, 20:00 Uhr
Ausstellung: 14.juni und 18.Juni 2013


Three artists give different views on the current situation of the country they live in: Spain.

Als voriges Jahr im Sommer eines Tages eine Hand voll Spansich und Französisch sprechender Leute an die Tür des KAPU Büros klopfte und sich als durch Mittel- und Osteuropa reisendes Künstlerkollektiv vorstellte, war die KAPU sofort zur Stelle, um mit Schlafplätzen, Probemöglichkeiten und dem Zustandebringen einer Bild und Theaterperformance vor der Stadtwerkstatt zu helfen. Dieses Jahr kommen einige VertreterInnen dieser Gruppe wieder nach Linz. Vorangemeldet und mit einer Ausstellung und einem Projekt in der Tasche. Gezeigt werden Zeichnungen und Fotografien von Aline Forçain Adrián Morillo und Lucía Inthesky aus Madrid. Darin behandelt wird das Leben der Menschen in Spanien im Spannungsfeld traditioneller kultureller Wurzeln und den gesellschaftlichen Veränderungen, die durch die Wirtschaftskrise hervorgerufen werden. Einen kleinen Vorgeschmack bietet die Homepage von Aline Forcain, die die Vorjahrsreise der Gruppe durch Deutschland, Österreich, Slowenien und Kroatien in Aquarell illustriert hat. Vernissage ist am Freitag, 14.Juni, 20:00 Uhr.

 

http://alineforcain.wix.com/ff

http://amorillo.es/

 

In the present project, consisting of drawings and photography, three artists give different views on the current situation of the country they live in: Spain. With their works, they seek an approach to the universe of a territory that is in the eye of the storm, with an overwhelming presence in the collective imaginary.
Known by its vitality, folklore and history, always turbulent, Spain struggles between the stereotypical image exported outside its borders, and the crushing reality, hounded by an unmanageable crisis, a nation drowned by debts, unemployment and hopelessness. Their precarious economy, combined with an extraordinary cultural heritage, marked by its colonialist and dictatorial past, make it being in a position of permanent questioning of itself. Spain has never ceased to be the country of the limit. Border between Europe and Africa, between wealth and poverty, between obedience and resistance, between tradition and modernity.
Spain struggles to stay afloat, resisting the economic oppression with resignation. The austerity measures have put the country on the brink of the bankruptcy, with a huge social gap and a widespread hopelessness. Young people, trained and prepared academically, are migrating as their grandparents did after the Civil War, in search of survival. The drama of the brain drain, forced evictions and impoverishment of the middle class are increasing every day. However, the resistance, flowered exponentially since 2011 by dozens of civic movements, is severely rebuked by state forces, who are desperately attempting to appease the pressure pot that is boiling in their cities. Spain is a powder keg ready to explode, but where people still believe in the collectivity as an axis of social transformation. In the absence of prospects, irony; in the absence of future, originality.
With their works, the artists tried to create a device which focused on the multiplicity of realities that people have been living in the Spanish territory  for recent years: from the persistence of memory, tradition and cultural roots, to the transformation of social progress and change, now broken by the economic crisis.

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