The Dialectic Body

Jun 25, 2017 | Art & Chronicles

Starting from Friday, June 23rd, the contemporary art space shall present the work from 14 artists from different nationalities grouped together under the same standpoint: critics to the archetypes of a society lost in appearances and sunk in the construction of a schizophrenic identity. The creations form part of the Nina Fuentes Collection

On June 23rd the contemporary art space Connect Now Room from the Arts Connection Foundation shall present the collective exposition The Dialectic Body: Document, a review to a group of works – rarely seen – that form part of the Nina Fuentes Collection.

The creations were prepared 14 artists from Venezuela, Cuba, Colombia, South Korea, Spain and the United States, the different aesthetics views of which mixed together through the use of different tactics such as drawings, ready-made, photography and video, with the purpose to reflect about the swinging of the social being through the waving will of the body as an offering, a praise to genres from critical perspectives.

Pietro Daprano, director of the gallery and curator of the exposition, explains that The Dialectic Body: Document brings to light the archetypes that, based on Carl Jung’s theory, form part of the collective unconsciousness, and provides a predominant focus in the being as the center of the psychical person and its integrity. “From this perspective, the body is a group of empty and filled spaces, with pulsations, memories, and events that shape us as individuals, which are called to be related to others,” he claims.

The 14 works also show the luminosity and darkness of an individual, socially isolated, absent or affected. “They confuse us, but also warn us about a society riddled with concerned concepts. A society that stays busy in the construction of a schizophrenic identity with an emotional dimension lost in the appearance of nowhere to go, or that perhaps, without knowing, is beyond it, where only gods and beasts may exist according to Aristotle,” claims Daprano.


Gustavo Marcano (Venezuela). Photographic portrait. About the floating genre, orientation and the recognition of sexuality. An individual that displays a genre identity that appears to not coincide with biological criteria invokes pressures and tensions in the territory of shared experiences.

Yessica Sofía Mitrani (Colombia). Photographic series. She theatrically proposes an analysis about the limits of what is public and private, the exploration of sexuality from the acknowledgement of the body, and the concepts of ethics and moral based on social constructions that question what is normal: women as a sexual object.

Martín Castillo Morales and María Antonia Rodríguez (Venezuela). Photographic series. A narration of the cracks displayed by the themes regarding the transcultured body, which wanders about seeking what to consume, the complexity of love relationships, daily habits and false roles.

Muri Kim (South Korea). Photography. The mystery. The photography works under an atmosphere related to dreams and spirituality as a manifestation of energy – that erodes concepts such as sex, genre and sexuality – that creates the image of a naked body with a phantasmagoric appearance that appears to manifest from shadows, seeking living matter inside its own identity and within the anonymity with other bodies and relations.

Andreína Rodríguez (Venezuela). Ready-Made. Revises politics that scorn the human dignity and the ideology systems of body control technologies through the use of six pewter chamber pots that contain a selection of printed texts Antonin Artaud about eschatology.

Érika Ordosgoitti (Venezuela). Video. The reality of a territory infused with violence silently captured in the background voices of a hungry scenery, which is naturally filled with manipulated concepts about freedom and feminine archetypes.

Amparo Sard (Spain). Embossing. The incessant perforation of paper to mark shapes related with body appearances. An aesthetic of disturbing content about issues associated with pain, pleasure and suffering that, as an extension, provides us with an approximation to the fragility and the evanescence of memory.

Marta María Pérez (Cuba). Black/white photography. The poetic capacity of the human form to generate meanings through the simulation of languages related to a universe of religious mergers and the domain carried by worship of deities.

Lee Materazzi (United States). Photography. A photographic documentation impregnated of black humor in which the in home activities of a woman are seen as an opportunity to imagine that said experience us a subjugation event of men over women before the unjust distribution of daily chores. He suggests that the transit through said responsibilities may have an effect in emotions and affect  the psyche, which is shown in the picture of a lonely woman that presses her face against a cloth peg without any kind of judgment, totally unbalanced.

Deborah Castillo (Venezuela). Video. From the perspective of power and strict judgment, populism and neolanguage acquire relevance as social construction vehicles from the artistic field.  Castillo presents an explicit video in which a clay bust with the figure of Simon Bolivar is shown slapped until becoming completely disfigured. It is not an offense to national values, but rather a consequence of political speech.

Lucía Pizzani (Venezuela). Photography. Body narratives related with the concept of appearance and identity under the compulsion of diatribes to maintain a slim body, and the assimilation of actions dishonoring, discrediting and scorning the integrity of the person. She examines the impact and the deterioration of attitudes, behaviors and customs while using the body as a communication and interpretation device of changing social codes.

Leslie Gabaldón (Venezuela). Photography. The deranged playing strategies from influencing beauty archetypes established by the fashion world. The artist depicts a woman wearing a pattern or form used in dolls with the purpose to find the threshold of social, bodily and subjective characteristics accredited to the true and the symbolic life of women.

César Rojas (Venezuela). Photographic leaflet. A horrifying look into identities consumed by fatal obsessions that shake the mind; a disturbing analysis about the fragility of conducts and the rejection of established social norms. It is about a scene made up of a woman in the front and a man in the background that waits to serve her a dish with a toy shaped as gagged man; perhaps he identifies with the image found in another dish, the remainders of human bones, an insinuation of a cannibalistic act from the woman.

“The Dialectic Body: Document”

Opening Date: Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Opening Time: 7:30 pm (until 10:00 pm)

Closing Date: Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Place: Connect Now Room (3212 NE 2nd Ave Miami Fl 33137)

Open Tuesday to Sunday, from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm.