- Dora García:
The Artist Without Works
(A guided tour around nothing)
- 18. Januar 2014
Performance im Rahmen der Ausstellung
"The artist without works (A guided tour around nothing)" is exactly what the title says it is:
a guided tour around the work of an artist who does not produce any works. A monologue formatted
as a guided tour in five stops, circling emptiness, the address presents artistic unproductiveness as the ultimate form of resistance.
Dora García studied Fine Arts at University of Salamanca and at Rijksakademie, Amsterdam.
She uses the exhibition space as platform to investigate the relationship between the visitor,
the artwork, and place. Through minimal changes, not encroaching on the space, the room is converted
into a sensory experience, with each visitor leaving it again with his or her perceptions altered,
or at the very least perhaps with a degree of skepticism. The artist engages herself with the question
of what is real and what is fiction, and thus visitors become protagonists in a fiction: sometimes knowingly,
sometimes not. Since 1999 she has created several works on the web (doragarcia.net).
In 2011 she represented Spain at the 54th Venice Biennale. (Perfromed by: Samir Kandil)
- (Fotos: Hartwig Schwarz, Köln)