07.06.2018 to 19.08.2018
Aníbal Catalán. Babel: tomorrow was another day
FREE ENTRY, ART, FILM & DIGITAL CULTURE
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Opening & presentation of EIKON magazine #102: Thu, Jun 07, 19:00
Closing event: Mon, Aug 20, 20:00
A project of wildpalms in cooperation with EIKON
The installation Babel: tomorrow was another day, which Aníbal Catalán drew for EIKON Schaufenster, suggests a cynic comment on the modernist concept. Trained as an architect and visual artist, Catalán revisited through his body of work the failures, utopias and heterotopias of modernism.
The title refers to Babel, built while being destroyed. It embodies the promise of a “tomorrow” that never will come.
Central point of the installation is a wall painting, that depicts a synthesis of the architectonical concepts of space and land. In the foreground, the video Babel, and the body of work compounded by collages and sculptures, enclosed within the display window, are related to the avant-gard movements of the 20th Century, and their formalistic concepts. The dynamic between wall and window is used by Catalán as an aesthetic proposal for the actuality of architecture and avant-garde.
Aníbal Catalán lives and works in Mexico City. He was born in 1973, studied Fine Arts at the National School La Esmeralda and Architecture at the School of Architecture/Universidad Anahuac in Mexico City. He belongs to a new generation of Mexican artists that works with the link between architecture and arts. Among others, Catalan has been participating in several solo exhibitions in Mexico City, Tokio, Seoul and Los Angeles.