Ignasi Aballí, Martí Anson, Natividad Bermejo, Gregory Crewdson, Patricia Esquivias, Pauline Fondevila, Cyprien Gaillard, Douglas Gordon, José Antonio Hernández-Díez, Mariona Moncunill, Jonathan Monk, Juan Luis Moraza, Rasmus Nilausen, Gerard Ortín, Ana Prada, Alex Reynolds, Thomas Ruff, Francesc Ruiz, Richard Venlet, Oriol Vilanova, Danh Võ, Marijke van Warmerdam, Clemens von Wedemeyer.
The Displays of Affection project uses methodologies of dialectical conflict, in which new ideas emerge from the collision of apparently different images to construct a possible mapping of the research lines of the Estrany-de la Mota project. This map is the result of a process of inventorying and recatalogación of the funds that has been carried out in the last year and a half in the gallery. A work in progress that allows you to discover new territories. This process has led to heterogeneous results very close to the archaeological proposals of visual knowledge of authors such as Georges Didi-Huberman, where the superposition of all these images allows endless cross-relations.
The project wants to emphasize the links that can be established between these images and read these links from the tools provided by the “affective twist” raised by Patricia Clough. Rebuild the interstices between these images paying special attention to the significance of the affections. From visualizing all these affective bonds can rebuild a community, which in short, is the most faithful image of what we understand is the project of the gallery.
The project Displays of Affection is conceived in two expository moments. A first stage that works as a cartography of the past that allows a balance of trajectory (Mapping the memory) and a second stage where a future hypothesis is proposed as responsibility for continuity (Imagine the future). Both are understood as representations for the activation of ideas and relationships that allow to continue enriching that fabric.