Isidro López-Aparicio. The Memory of Objects

From: Monday, 23 May 2016

To: Sunday, 17 July 2016

Place: North Gallery

The traces that everyday objects leave in the memory: used and discarded at the speed of our time and now changed into emphatic artworks against the consumerism of our economic and social system

Isidro López-Aparicio works with objects. He rescues them and proposes archaeologies of the everyday to activate and review our recent memory. By managing, recollecting, cataloguing, relocating, contextualising and reinterpreting it, he invites us to look, approach and reflect critically on objects, on the relationships we build with them, on their links and dependence on market laws and their predatory nature.

An artistic proposal in which the anthropology of a recent contextual memory is transferred to the museum to be transformed into a continuous creative process. Action, time, participation, inheritance and craft are articulated into “diving into the forgotten” to reveal the hidden reality of a forgetfulness that becomes visible and recognisable to the viewer by transgressing its initial usefulness and proposing a new meaning to the most everyday objects. The objects are thought of in terms of their potential as stimulators and accomplices of new actions to connect viewers with their past and consciously question their present, thereby revealing an unresolved conflict. The author suggests more peaceful ways of life to us that moderate the violent consumerist lifestyle.

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Understanding the object in all its formal, technical, functional, conceptual, historical, psychological, symbolic complexity... and a proactive attitude with a will to interact with others and with the subject results in a process of intuitive, sensible, relational, ideological, conscious, playful and thoughtful interpretation... Isidro presents us with a proposal arising from collective memories and the object is displayed speculatively, inverted, rotated... He encourages you to create new subjective connections with it that activate critical thinking in our relationship with production and object, and that question our areas of decision-making in what is shared. Rethinking the object with creative elements stimulates new ways of relating them while simultaneously discovering them. We speak of science, technology, evolution and development, but the voracity of time does not allow us to stop and think about these things. In this case, the process forces us to view our recent memory in a sensible, orderly and reflective manner through our own waste.

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