Galeria Joan Prats presents the third solo show of Berlin-based artist Alejandro Vidal. It is all true even if it never happened will open next Thursday 30th January. The exhibition brings together his latest works in photography and video.
Alejandro Vidal's work puts us in a friction zone where almost everything is uncertain. A large part of society protest in front of their computer screens. The dominant social networks have become powerful mechanisms of control. The confusion is general and it is not clear which is the fight that we have to face.
Only enemies speak the truth, 2011, shows the need of political turmoil, instability. Tools to overthrow the ruling system. Aspects such as mistrust, suspicion and paranoia are explored in The Potentiality of the Worst, 2013. In this latest video a banking executive, who suffered from psychosis is looking for bugs using an electronic detector, frightened about showing what happens to him is real. Vidal uses the images recorded by the protagonist to dive into the culture of suspicion and surveillance.
Critical Heat, 2012, is a group of still images taken by the artist from amateur footage ripped from the Internet. In these images sports cars burn their tires skidding on the asphalt. The smoke produced leads us to conflict, explosions, fires, accidents. Alejandro Vidal tries to redefine the value of the image. He questions its hierarchy and the loss of innocence that comes from its use. Moreover, the photographs Tension and Release, 2013, show the front glass of a car accident where the glass powder is mixed with the rain and humidity. A more abstract approach to photography in relation to his previous work.
Inauguration: January 30th at 7.30pm.