LLEGIR AMB LES CONDICIONS IDÒNIES
Opening Tuesday 12.12.2017
Llegir amb les condicions idònies (To read with ideal conditions) brings together drawings and sculptures made with metal tubing, wire, coins, papers, ink and cardboard, that Jordi Mitjà has especially produced for the exhibition.
“Learning to read materials, disabling its uses, turning around its logics. Rejecting nothing, skipping conventions and improvising. Including all that we find in the process and assuming the accidents.”
Taking as a starting point discarded elements and the use of very simple materials, Jordi Mitjà presents his fourth solo exhibition of the year, which synthesises the past ones and ends the circle that began with L’escultura no és important (Sculpture is not important) at Fundació Suñol (Barcelona, 2017), where the artist incorporates his father’s blacksmith profession to explore different drifts related to materials, techniques and sculpture itself.
The previously melted and burning iron is thrown, in an unpredictable way, over the papers that the artist places on the floor of the studio. This generates burns that are extended through the wind, drawing traces and grooves, thus making us doubt of the limits of drawing and of this with sculpture.
The press that his father fabricated is now used to bend and crush metal tubes as if they were paper or cardboard. Using the tools of a blacksmith, exploring material, the process, its functioning; his modus operandi is applied by getting rid of the narrative, escaping sense and shooting at the logics that material imposes.
Jordi Mijtà’s work has its origins in inconsequential events, accidents strongly connected to his everyday, his biography, his dyslexia and the constant struggle to make things in a different way. Llegir amb les condicions idònies revolves around understanding and the impasse between what we make and the reception of it. Does the lack of sense generate sense? Does the difficulty of language create language?
Jordi Mijtà (1970, Figueres) has had recent solo exhibitions at several institutions such as Fundació Suñol (Barcelona, 2017), Bòlit Centre d’Art Contemporani (Girona, 2016), Fondazione Zimei (Pescara, 2015) or l’Espai 13 Fundació Joan Miró (Barcelona, 2012). His works have also been exhibited in group exhibitions at La Panera (Lleida, 2017, 2011), MACBA (Barcelona, 2016), CA2M (Madrid, 2015, 2010) or Ex Terese Arte Actual (Mexico DF, 2010).+info