Artist: Regina José Galindo
This retrospective exhibition of the artist recipient of the Grand Prize of the 29th Biennial of Graphic Arts presents an overview of her work, within which, despite the expanding subject areas and altered mechanisms, the poetic component remains constant. The Anatomy Lesson raises questions of allocation of gender, cultural and social identities.
Regina José Galindo operates in a constant oscillation between the two poles – between poetic language and physical action, individuality and collectivity, between the local and the global. In this way, she highlights the diversification of identities that speak of existential conflict through the metaphorization of historicity.
The performances of Regina José Galindo function as a meticulous process of social diagnosing, an incessant posing of questions, through which the artist invites us to a common experience of opening up new spaces – spaces for change. The flexibility of the circulation of knowledge, which Galindo’s works establish repeatedly, erases the classical scheme of production and reception, extending an invitation to cross one’s own borders, calling for a transformation of one’s field of experience.
The 30th Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts: Interruption
Exhibition of the Grand Prize Recipient of the 29th Biennial of Graphic Arts Ljubljana
Jakopič Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia
14 September – 14 November 2013
Support: The Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana, The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, Municipality of Ljubljana
Photos: Jaka Babnik/ Archive MGLC
New commissioned work: Common ground