Talk ain't cheap
Gabriela Salazar, Fernanda Barreto, Manuela García, Joshua Jobb and Paola Ismene
Following John L. Austin essay How to do things with words, Talk Ain’t Cheap explores the relationship between words, images and action. If words could count as actions, how would this be interpreted by the aesthetics? With works by Gabriela Salazar, Fernanda Barreto, Joshua Jobb, Paola Ismene, and Manuela García, the exhibition proposes a reflection about the capacity of the artworks to perform actions by mean of their materiality. If the possibilities of the language are endless, art could become the place to play the game of words.
Fernanda Barreto, No hay espacio para preguntas, Installation at Squash 73.
Gabriela Salazar, “Plush Argument” (Tug of War 1), 68.58 x 17.78 x 13.97 cm, Private Collection.
“Domino”, Installation, Squash 73.
Making off Domino. Site installation at Squash 73.
Left. Joshua Jobb, “Contrapeso”, 2018, Variable Dimensions.
Right. Gabriela Salazar, “Plush Argument” (Tug of War 1), 68.58 x 17.78 x 13.97 cm, Private Collection.
Background photographies by Paola Ismene. Left “s/t” , Cotton Print, 45×60 cm and right “Resurgo”, Cotton Print, 45×60 cm.
Manuela Garcia, Fraude, video. Courtesy of the artist.