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View of Donna Huanca’s “LENGUA DE BARTOLINA SISA,” Travesía Cuatro, Madrid, 2016.
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Juan Canela

September 5, 1782. Bartolina Sisa, Aymara leader of the indigenous uprising against the Spanish in Bolivia, is brutally tortured, publicly humiliated, and killed by hanging. Her body is dismembered and, to prevent further rebellion, her head and extremities are exhibited at several locations known for their resilience. Bartolina Sisa has... continue reading
Luis Camnitzer’s “Dibujos”

PARRA & ROMERO, Madrid

Luis Camnitzer, El Cuaderno Rayado, 2012/2016.
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Helena Tatay

The first paradox one encounters in Luis Camnitzer’s exhibition at Parra & Romero in Madrid is the apparent contradiction between its title, “Dibujos” [Drawings], and its content, two installations titled El Cuaderno Rayado [The lined notebook] and Dibujos en el Agua [Drawings on water]. Exhibited in separate gallery spaces, each... continue reading
Madrid Roundup

VARIOUS LOCATIONS, Madrid

View of David Lamelas, “Intimidad Territorial,” Parra & Romero, Madrid, 2016.
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Arielle Bier

In 2015, Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy declared that the financial crisis, which began when global markets collapsed in 2008, was over, but that its legacy still endured.(1) When recession hits, luxury goods dealers are among the first to panic, and the art market is no exception; luckily for Spain,... continue reading
View of Rosa Barba's "Thoughts of Sorts," Parra & Romero, Madrid, 2016.
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Helena Tatay

Everything is in motion in the main room of Rosa Barba’s exhibition at Parra & Romero, Madrid. The mechanical buzz of film projectors is broken by the tack-tack of a slowed-down typewriter and the purr of an engine that rhythmically bursts out. Dimly illuminated by their own light, four mobile... continue reading
Francesc Ruiz’s “Correos”

GARCíA GALERíA, Madrid

View of Francesc Ruiz, “Correos,” garcía galería, Madrid, 2016.
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Mariana Canepa Luna

Francesc Ruiz’s second solo show at Madrid’s garcía galería delves into the visual communication of one of Spain’s most iconic institutions, the Sociedad Estatal Correos y Telégrafos—the national postal service, commonly known as Correos—whose graphic identity was created in 1977 by Spanish designer and artist José María Cruz Novillo (b.... continue reading
View of José Dávila, “Actos tectónicos de duda y deseo,” Travesía Cuatro, Madrid, 2015.
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Pablo Martinez

Behind every balance is a hidden tension—a negotiation between opposed bodies that equalizes their forces in order to form stability. There is, however, a permanent risk of falling, and imbalance occurs when one side shifts forces and disturbs the distribution of weight. Behind any image of equilibrium, one can glimpse... continue reading

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