I repeat, everything is going to be fine forever
A photo collection of the exhibition “I repeat,everything is going to be fine forever” by Yavar project at Galeria Nac some weeks ago. A group exhibition with some of the new protagonist of the chilean art scene.
Amanda Hansen, Noah Bliazi , Isidora Ladrón de Guevara, Mauricio Esnore, Pablo Linsambarth, Rocío Monasterio, Soledad Ramírez, Violeta Cereceda tell the many aspects of the chilean reality that they experience through everyday life and with their tecniques and their ways of communicating ,they testified the desire for a different future despite the historical period invite us to think of a great pessimism.
The works of Violeta Cereceda, Noah Bliazi and Pablo Linsambarth present us with new ways of representing everyday experience and our personal relationship in public space. They shed light on the ways of inhabiting these spaces through the pseudo-marginal experience in the city, on the beach, at fairs, in squares, on the internet, or even in what remains of television culture. The scenarios, the bodies presented, stress the norm and the stereotypes of what’s “proper”. Just as the Impressionists or the Realists opened up new possibilities for understanding the impact of modernity, these artists pass on their own experiences to us and highlight the social, economic, cultural and political transformations of Chile in recent years.
On the other hand, the works of Soledad Ramírez, Amanda Hansen, Isidora Ladrón de Guevara, Rocío Monasterio and Mauricio Esnore, are constituted from a language more linked to the abstract than to the narrative. Although the form calls for a more expressive will, the works manage to communicate and sustain a particular symbolic content. Elements that are also part of contemporary culture, and if not, are added to it. These artists build and wander between delimited forms, even deformations, industrial elements and even more ephemeral materialities such as reactions of light, density and color.
Although these descriptive features are useful when delving into these works, what is most particular, what brings them together and what makes them even more interesting, is an issue that can go unnoticed. This has to do with being able to share a spirit and posture towards life, and with making visible that shared will to be able to relate to paintings and images as if they were a type of spell. An uprising and denial of morality and binarism that ranks dynamics, customs, spiritualities and spaces today. The title of this exhibition “Everything will be fine forever” exposes a curatorial axis based on the possibility of recognizing in all these paintings the domination of a visual imaginary. Although it sounds like a common place, this exhibition reminds us that painting has the ability to confront and even reverse the excess and impact of digital images and screens on our cultural imaginary.
In general, mass cultural manifestations such as trap music and its videos, a more graphic type of art and also the aesthetic strategies of the protests, have focused their content on personal experience and their collective future. The impact of political transformations on daily life is inevitable. An imaginary has been constituted, a kind of collective consciousness that is difficult to ignore. A certain type of humor and mood has been consolidated. We laugh about the same things and dress alike. A plastic language, rhythms, even a coordinated use of color have been chosen. Although it sounds naive, all these transformations have more to do with political events than with industries. Well, perhaps the latter is more of a wish than a reality. But at the end of the day, this is all about what we want to believe, and the reality we want to build.