Carlos Carvalho's Arte Contemporânea project for ARCOMadrid brings together the work of three artists who show how fiction can be a creative reflection of the imagination and therefore an impulse to project new futures.
Based on a strong reference to Brazilian constructivism, understanding it as a process of collective transformation, the work of José Bechara (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1956) is an example of the potential of visual language for idealization, conception and planning. The artist will present new works in different formats, following his new series of paintings created from carbon oxides and copper on truck canvas.
For the first time exhibiting in Spain, Marguerite Bornhauser (Paris, France, 1989) in her new series Étoile Retine, reinvents everyday objects, giving them a pictorial sense and an abstract appearance both in spontaneous scenes rehearsing a supersaturated alternative truth. The installation photographic work entitled Astronaut (above) from the Path to the Stars series presented at La Biennale di Venezia, parallel program, and at the 12th Berlin Biennial, is part of the set of works by Mónica de Miranda (Porto, Portugal, 1976) chosen for ARCOMadrid. These three pieces of sculpture and photography seek to expose the implications of a hegemonic vision of history where the power of narratives confuse fiction with reality to reimagine other stories and invent different futures.