Artists in Dialog
The formal opening of artists in residence DOROTHY YOON (South Korea) and PHILIPPE BLANCHARD (Canada) took place on the last ´aceNITE of 2019. As a closing event for the year 2019, we received an important audience composed mostly by artists, curators, writers and public.
At our house´s entrance hall, there was a work by Blanchard that consisted of a stop-motion film made from a large series of screen-printings during his residency at ´ace. In the Poliglota room, Yoon´s installation and video projection titled “The eye of Borges” took us into the writer imagination and Yoon’s fantasy. Finally, Mariana Rodriguez Iglesias, as a guest curator, selected the work of an Argentine artist called Cecilia Soldano that was exhibited in the Transversal Space.
The three artists who presented their works in the last event of 2019 have something in common: fantasy. Dorothy Mi Yeon Yoon sublimates elements of her life and experiences lived through magic and mysticism; Philippe Blanchard plays with the appearance of geometric shapes in time and space as if a spell gave brought them to life; Cecilia Soldano manipulates, and at the same time represents, elements of the earth in a manner close to alchemy. The three exhibitions together made an interesting reflection about how to create fantasy in a conscious manner.