11.12.2010. 5:00 p.m.
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (MUSAC). Castilla y León, Spain.
Curated by María Inés Rodríguez.
Desengaño (explicación visual) / [Dissapointment -visual explanation-]questions the viewer about the relationship between the figure of the hero and his usefulness. In this case the historical hero is taken out of his militant context to become a mere figure of surveillance. The hero is presented, in his popular transfiguration, as a historical image, as a mask used to implement certain ideals, as a moment of decadence in the action. The casual, almost accidental, encounter of the public with the exhibition hall personnel provides a estrangement between the effectiveness of the figure of the hero and his location.
This performance will be undertaken from 11 December 2010, and it will be reenacted intermittently until the end of the exhibition in January 2011.
María Inés Rodríguez