04.03.2021 - 30.07.2021
The Fundació Suñol presents The Idea of an Image, a project by Martín Vitaliti specifically conceptualized for the large glass at the entrance to the Fundació Suñol. This project rehearses and puts into practice alternatives towards a liminal space that wants to open up to new audiences and facilitate the experience of art, especially in the current context.
Martin Vitaliti (Buenos Aires, 1978) presents a piece based on Joan Hernández Pijuan painting Gran espai daurat (1976), through which he proposes new shifts in perspective and speculations around the enquiries of different tendencies in experimental painting since the ‘seventies.
Continuing on from those artist’s explorations, the work of Martín Vitaliti excavates languages to subvert their specific characteristics and broaden their limits. Vitaliti’s work for the Fundació Suñol, specifically conceived for the large window at the entrance to the space, began with Vitaliti’s encounter with the original work at an exhibition on Joan Hernández Pijuan more than ten years ago at the Fundació.
His intervention is woven with the threads of memory, and the reflections and fragments intrinsic to the act of remembering that particular conjunction. Yet this project also negotiates the fragility of memory, gaining weight and space in an architectural space that is also porous, a frontier; in an operation that ultimately impels us to question the visual regime, to agitate our own perceptual field and open it up to new meanings.
Fragment of the curatorial text written by Patricia Marqués. You can read the full text in the following document: