Randa Maroufi

txt

Being a citizen means living, knowing and transforming the urban space. How do we live the city? How do bodies affect and are affected by physical spaces or by the policies that modify them?

In this focus, a commitment to inhabit is sensed, a subtle examination of the ways in which places exclude us or welcome us, divide us, conditioning our movements and vice versa, so that everything is feeding back in a complex network where construction and destruction are part of a living body in constant mutation.

We, the citizens, are not yet the same. Equality is a chimera of privilege. We do not all live in the same city, but rather a city includes thousands of different cities, some ephemeral and unstable, others fast, stressful, cities full of eyes, full of prejudices and obligations, or of opportunities and changes, solid and old cities, of hard work, of leisure, of survival, cities of metal and mud, that are slowly transformed or that do not want to change. Being a citizen takes time. The city teaches us to be, it determines bodies and routines. The city is an engine, a space that can and must be transformed. People, citizens, live here, here anywhere, and our lives are the body of the urban that, through Randa Maroufi’s critical gaze, is put into perspective, activated and questioned.

 

Curatorial text (by Noa Castro Lema)

Layouts, transits and citadels

CITADELS is made up, on the one hand, by the exhibition Layouts, Transits and Citadels in which artists from all over the world present their vision of the urban and the common space and, on the other, by three single-channel sessions, in focused on the work of four of these artists, delving into their individual speeches, whose investigation draws from the social, the poetic and the intimate.

Wednesday 27 oct | 20:30 – 21:30h

Fundación Luís Seoane

Wednesday 27 oct | 21:30 – 22:30h

Fundación Luís Seoane

Thursday 28 oct | 20:30 – 22:00h

Fundación Luís Seoane

28 – 31 oct

Fundación Luís Seoane