26 may. 2011

Jorge Conde's Everyday Impostor Project exhibited in PHotoEspaña 2011_

PRESS RELEASE_

Raquel Ponce Gallery exhibits Jorge Conde's Everyday Impostor Project in PHotoEspaña 2011, the international Photography & Visual Arts Festival.

Opening: June 2, 8pm.

Exhibition dates: June 1 through July 23.
Venue: Raquel Ponce Gallery, Madrid (SPAIN).
Website: http://www.galeriaraquelponce.es/exposicion_act.php?id=88



THE EVERYDAY IMPOSTOR PROJECT_
jorge conde


With this project, Jorge Conde aims to explore three crucial concepts in contemporary Western societies: utopia, visual imposture and socioeconomic success. He focuses his research on motor vehicles of all versions and designed for all purposes. He presents the automobile as a source of endless emotions and experiences, a “perfect” machine which incarnates the technological utopia of its time and confirms the supremacy of a global socioeconomic model. The artist searches for and photographs shabby, useless, scrapped vehicles in order to highlight their built-in obsolescence quality, a widely used strategy in contemporary market economies which promises ephemeral well-being and serves the purpose of creating new needs by constantly putting pressure on individuals and altering the landscape. With his photos, videos and objects he intends to stir the observer’s mind as well as to unmask the imposter.

Jorge Conde’s work deals with some key issues of existentialism but now updated, such as the individual’s transforming potential, the quest for material and ethical success, personal memory and collective forgetfulness.

20 may. 2011

Jorge Conde en PHotoEspaña, PHE'11_

Hire me_Fire me_, 2010



NOTA DE PRENSA_

Jorge Conde presenta el proyecto "El impostor cotidiano" en la sección Off del festival PHOTOESPAÑA_PHE'11. Del 1 de junio al 23 de julio en la Galería Raquel Ponce de Madrid.

Su exposición en la Galería Raquel Ponce recoge una colección de obras fotográficas híbridas, un vídeo y una instalación compuesta por diversas cajas-objeto. En todas ellas el autor trastoca la lectura natural de las imágenes para desenmascarar al impostor.

Conde es un artista apasionado por los temas de raíz existencialista, tales como la capacidad transformadora del individuo, la búsqueda de sentido en la cotidianidad, los mecanismos de construcción de la identidad en la sociedad del espectáculo, la memoria personal y la desmemoria colectiva. Trabaja la fotografía, el vídeo, la pintura, la instalación y el arte sonoro. Ha realizado exposiciones en galerías, museos y centros de arte de España, Portugal, Francia, Italia, el Reino Unido, E.E.U.U., México y Puerto Rico.



8 may. 2011

Jorge Conde ARCO Madrid 2011_

Jorge Conde en ARCO '11 con Galería Raquel Ponce. Stand 8 B04 IFEMA, Madrid.

 Built-in Obsolescence, 2010




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