Gabriel Sierra, CCCC, 2018. PHOTO: Edouard Fraipont

The dynamic and fragmentary nature of art is open to all kinds of delusions and can neutralize simplifications and sameness. The Luisa Strina gallery gives a poetic breath to this month's congested art circuit with the exhibition What do you dream of?, an inquiry into how the arrogance of the world can be questioned with daydreams and imagination. The Mexican curator Magali Arriola creates a game based on the work The Mohole Flower, by Filipino David Medalla and Virtual Spaces by the Brazilian Cildo Meireles. in the utopia Mohole Project, 1957/1966, the artist imagines planting a flower in the center of the Earth to make it reappear “with petals, rolling on the crest of a wave reaching the shore”, in different shapes and locations. Already Virtual Spaces by Cildo, from the 1960s, questions how we approach space and how geometry can modify our relationship with it, centered on the work the dressing tableOf 1967.

The utopian and organic collective that touches on the concepts of inside/outside, up and down, brings together works by Marcel Duchamp, Pierre Huyghe, Laura Lima and Zé Carlos Garcia, Marie Lund, David Medalla, Cildo Meireles, Theo Michael and Gabriel Sierra. The set reveals the thresholds of perception that connect light and shadow, explores drama and poetry like the one that comes from Bird, 2015/2018, sculpture by Laura Lina and José Carlos Garcia. At the MMMMM… Manifest, 1965, Medalla dreams of sculptures that “migrate, en masse, to the North Pole”. Laura Lima talks about Bird, inserted in the desire to do a public work. “I realized how architecture is very present in my work and, when I put this gigantic bird, I thought more as a sculpture and not as a performance”.

David Medalla, 'The Mohole Flower'.

Laura imagined a cataclysmic situation in relation to the people, as if placing a bird on a small bonsai. “I thought of a bird lying in the middle of the city and I immediately chose José Carlos Garcia to work with me. He makes sculptures with wings, birds, he is a great sculptor. Garcia says this project reveals where the bird got in, where it crashed and died. For him, this scenario is a great landscape that each spectator will make in his or her head. “Each one points to a place, to find their dreamscape”, she comments.

Daydreams also revolve around the work of Colombian artist Gabriel Sierra, who uses organic matter to reinvent planets, a work that functions as an experiment. “I'm interested in how we see the space we inhabit. To expand creativity and ideas, people seek more space, as a metaphor for the supposed lack of space, as if planet Earth was insufficient for creativity.” with the curious title CCCC (spark, body, house, cosmos) he alludes to the spirit that inhabits these territories. The freedom to think without borders is at stake. "It's a way to escape the territory we know on Earth." From each of Medalla's obsessions and Cildo's observation, there is a work, an experience, a way of experiencing space. Whether real, dreamlike, distant or profound.

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