The exhibition is conceived as a total work of art, a performance prolonged in time in which the artist is the performer who interacts with the variables of Space and Time, modifying the installation with his Action and giving meaning to the objects. This project comes at a moment of artistic maturity by Jaime Poblete, who identifies three themes to conceptualize his research: Object, Subject and Symbol. OBJECT. A floor installation composed of 7 modules for a total length of 7 meters. Modules made of fabrics folded like boxes that represent the object dimension of the work of art, and therefore interchangeable in space and time by the artist. The act of folding (Pliegue in Spanish) becomes the artist’s instrument, the essential gesture by which he creates, the equivalent of the brushstroke for a painter. For this object installation Jaime chooses a simple structural cross-shaped folding, functional for the purpose. SUBJECT. Three wall installations for which he uses a more dramatic folding, as a symbolic reference to the signs of life on the skin. Each work explores an aspect that characterizes human subjectivity, focusing on the themes of Measure as a factor of identity and Form as a representation of the dualism inherent in the human being. SYMBOL. Three banners hanging from the ceiling. Monochrome fabrics that acquire the symbolic meaning of Flag thanks to the performative action of the artist who raises them in space. It is the artist’s action that creates the meaning. A symbol, the Flag, which has become particularly important in recent times, rediscovering the value of collective identity and belonging.
Due to the performative nature of the exhibition, we invited a second artist, Jacopo Valentini, to document the event with his artistic photographs. The aim is not a reportage but to create an archive of images to see how an artist - Jacopo - visually interprets the installation of another artist - Jaime - and his research. The visual archive will be part of the exhibition.
This exhibition represents the strength of being able to react creatively to hostile situations: do they prevent us from assembling? and so we propose a personal visit with the artist by appointment! can’t we do a vernissage? and so we propose a non-vernissage: an opening performance in which the artist takes possession of the gallery space and settles down with his tools and materials, while the public can observe him from outside, through the windows. This is the power of art: creating with a vision what has never existed before, turning limits into new opportunities!
Camilla Moresi G/ART/EN