Real Madrid “Bloodsuckers”

Swiss Institute Contemporary Art

poster for Real Madrid “Bloodsuckers”

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Through interdisciplinary exhibitions that have incorporated blown glass, supersized inflatables and readymade commercial products, Real Madrid (founded 2015, Geneva; lives and works in Berlin and Geneva) examines the ways in which sexuality, illness and intimacy are perceived and narrated with both wistful lyricism and ribald humor. Bloodsuckers builds upon Real Madrid’s sustained engagement with the uneasy processes of navigating disease and stigma by shifting from considerations of interpersonal transmission to something more parasitic. Across interrelated kinetic sculptural interventions, the installation builds upon the harrowing, though commonplace, experience of dealing with bedbugs. Probing dynamics of hospitality and the roles of host and guest, Real Madrid will create an immersive environment that endeavors to contemplate a universal phenomenon plagued by shame and fear, prompting an opportunity for collective commiseration and restorative disclosure.



from January 21, 2022 to April 17, 2022


Real Madrid

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