Desplazamiento new project of Maider Lopez in MARCO Museum of Vigo
Jul 5, 2016
Almost no one notices the walls of the museums, its height, size ... and this is the reason why the artist Maider Lopez has shifted them, as she did in October 2015 in Koldo Michelena Kulturunea, creating a new layout with new little walls of about 50 cm high that displace the plant about 217cm. With "Desplazamiento", Maider reinvents the building foundation and, therefore, how to move in it.
This intervention in the space of the Museum of Contemporary Art, MARCO of Vigo, is completed with two audiovisual works designed for space and with a retrospective of the Basque artist who revises her work in recent years, in which everyday actions and common realities are questioned . "The urban space and natural landscape are dislocated through strategies that alter habits and relationships, creating new spaces or situations, new rules of the game, inviting us to rethink our environment," says the press release of MARCO.
For the artist, "Shift means to move or pull someone or something in a place" but the displacement is a resource to create situations of estrangement and to generate a new mental place to confront our preconceived ideas.
As the text "Revealing the connections of reality" of the writer Fulya Erdemci says Maider López lets us experience with the state of things by subtle changes, small changes and movements in order: "Through details of life everyday, the spaces around us or trivial and ordinary relationships between people, we can understand the structure and order of things and we become aware of its fragility, understanding that could easily be otherwise. "
"Desplazamiento" will be in the MARCO of Vigo until 18 September 2016.