Art Exhibition: “La fortuita armonía de cosas disímiles”

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An exhibition by Puerto Rican artist Michael Linares, entitled “La fortuita armonía de cosas disímiles” [The fortuitous harmony of dissimilar things] will be on view starting this evening, Friday, June 28, 2019, at 7:00pm, at Km 0.2 (located at 619 Cerra Street, second floor, Santurce, Puerto Rico).

Description: The exhibition by Michael Linares, entitled “La fortuita armonía de cosas disímiles,” consists of an installation composed of multiple assemblages of ordinary objects, which at first glance, seem dissimilar. The objects used were specifically selected for their symbolic value. All have been used before their selection, some were found, others stolen, and others were delivered by people close to the artist. Each of these assemblages emerges as an accumulation of essences and meanings of invisible and secret processes. The intention of these exercises is to create a material “decomposition” that partially reveals the power that inhabits its mysterious appearance.

Each assemblage derives a strident rhyme or a material dissonance, in short, an exercise that creates a new configuration between forms and meanings. Disclosing their motives could dangerously atrophy their powers and their effects or even completely strip them of their ability to “make things happen,” turning the invested work into a waste of energy.

Translated by Ivette Romero. For more information (and the original post, in Spanish), see https://www.kilometroceropuntodos.com/?utm_term=0_41aecd5962-4034729764-243665173

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