Wednesday, 21 April 2010
RAIMUNDAS MALASAUSKAS WITH ROSALIND NASHASHIBI AND GINTARAS DIDZIAPETRIS 'INTO THE BELLY OF A DOVE' A RE-READING OF THE TAMAYO COLLECTION
Activating the Collection is a series of exhibitions that reflects on and reactivates the art collection of Museo Tamayo. Its axis is thematic and interpretative, inclusive of straight or performative, discursive or visual, artistic or heavily-designed approaches to curating and exhibition making. The first exhibition in this series is 'Into the Belly of a Dove', guest curated by Raimundas Malašaukas, in collaboration with artists Gintaras Didžiapetris and Rosalind Nashashibi; it's organized at Museo Tamayo by associate curator Daniela Pérez. 'Into the Belly of a Dove' is based on the premise that everything is possible and nothing is real. It includes seminal artworks by Lynn Russell Chadwick, Helen Frankenthaler, Christo, Giorgio de Chirico, Jean Dubuffet, Joan Miró, Giuseppe Rivadossi, among others.
The exhibition space is a reconstruction in a smaller scale of the spaces in Museo Tamayo which are currently closed for refurbishment. It is a negotiation of scales, times and appearances. It can recall a film studio in which a cast of works of art fro the collection of the museum is brought together to transverse destinies and chronologies. 'Into the Belly of a Dove' offers, in addition to a staging of works from the collection, a close relationship with the archive images of these pieces, as well as the presentation of new photographic records that show etheir possible future. So finally not only the idea or possibility of the show as a cinematographic set or a photographic studio is exciting, it allows the works to perform simultaneously in the before and after in one same space; the staging of works and the photographs produced are caught together and forever in the twist of the maze.