For him garbage is food, with the left overs of our corrupted society he speaks about our mashed identity, recollecting elements of our not so nice collective memory to speak about power structures.
Anexo Metropolitano questions unique truths to reveal the failures of capitalism. Through the systems of production of modern economy he goes back to to reveal the invisible fractures of our cultural identity, questioning the reproduction of images today and the role of the artist.
For this show he expose the contradictions of understanding the Latin American condition, highlighting the cultural revolutions mentioned in the critical reviews written by Juan Acha for Plural magazine, around the beginning of the 70’s (next to the great mexican poet Octavio Paz). He writes “culture thus becomes a form of worship or liturgy, and then a weapon of power and repression” as a tension between the Eurocentric and bourgeois view attached to neoliberal strategies and everything which is left behind. Following Acha’s words the Chilean artist José Yisa references the geometrical abstract movement present at that time in Mexico and Peru. This vanguard was not accepted as the narrative of Latin American Art because it was not related to social realism and fantastic realism.
Jose’s work contains the friction between his ambition as an artist, the cultural confrontation itself and the Institution of Arts. Putting ideas that seem contradictory in terms of their production and their consuming essence, he consciously manipulates the formalism of his pieces to denounce affective, social and political constructions in relation to the history of art.
Gallery Mario Kreuzberg
Reichenberger Str. 48
Monday – Saturday
16.00 – 19.00