Muu Blanco “Black Point”

Mandragoras Art Space

poster for Muu Blanco “Black Point”

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“Black Point” is an interdisciplinary solo project based on performance, “Evil” - a text by German philosopher Rüdiger Safranski - noise, discordant music, Latin electro music, video, collages and archives. In a series of actions, Blanco activates the ingredient of a Dada happening to review the connection between art and the oppressive environment of his country.

evil ➢ No need to resort to the devil to understand evil. Evil belongs to the drama of human freedom. It is the price of liberty. The man is not reduced to the level of nature, is the “animal not fixed” using an expression of Nietzsche. Conscience makes man rush in time: an oppressive past; in this elusive; in a future frame can become threatening and able to arouse concern. Everything would be easier if consciousness were just being conscious. But it breaks off, stands with liberty before a horizon of possibilities.

For over a decade Muu Blanco has been producing a series of works that revolve around performance. Whether they are drawings, photos, video, film, sculpture, installations, electronic music drama, his work anchors on a moment - the concept of causality, rather than the object itself.

One of his best-known works, Parlamento (1995), springs from his interest in music and his activity as a DJ. His work comments and perhaps criticizes the search of honor, power, wealth and glory. This theme is evident in several of his creations: Obviamente pelea en barrio (1998), a mud fight between women which subverted the museum space; Museo Blanco (1998), an installation presented as a nostalgic gallery of the paintings of the artist’s grandfather; Sin Títeres (1998), a video-cum-love-letter in which Blanco laments his unrequited love in the crowded Caracas subway; and Modernismo anacrónico (2000), a series of instant-therapy sculptures made from the remains of toys and recycled objects. All his proposals invariably point towards theexamination of pathological forms of narcissism.



from July 26, 2014 to August 16, 2014

Opening Reception on 2014-07-26 from 20:00 to 21:00


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