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“A Fixed Point to be Oriented”, Inma Herrera & Shirin Salehi

Posted on 15 June 2021

The exhibition presents a series of 5 large-scale copper and clay sculptural pieces, a set of 25 photographs and 15 videos, as well as a series of interventions in the different spaces of the Foundation. 26 June — 5 September 2021.

In A Fixed Point to be Oriented, visual artists Inma Herrera (Madrid, 1986) and Shirin Salehi (Tehran, 1982) explore this notion of «center» working with rituals, matter, and the body. By poetically deconstructing the languages of engraving and sculpture, they propose the revival of craftsmanship, rethinking the concepts of touch and physicality as a form of active resistance in a context in which manual labour has been stifled by virtuality.

Repetition as an intrinsic part of engraving and sculpture leads to the ritualization of processes, generating a unique ensemble of spaces and time to be symbolically recognized. Stemming from a research into Joan Miró’s creative process at Son Boter, Herrera and Salehi work with copper and clay, entangled with their bodies as makers, by means of gestural and ritualized actions. Through audio-visual recordings, while conceiving the studio as a scenario, the artists investigate the possible dialectics on the act of making through mutual understanding. The works in this exhibition explore the matter with no embellishments, no additions: bare, autonomous, active, unpredictable, a body in itself.

This exhibition is presented in the different exhibition galleries of the Miró Mallorca Foundation- Espacio Cúbico, Espacio Zero and Son Boter-, includes a selection of sculptures, videos and photographs of the common work of Herrera and Salehi after having received the Pilar Juncosa & Sotheby’s Biennal Award for Artistic Creation 2019.

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