Country Girls

Espai 13

Exhibition program
Cycle:Something for Everyone
Carles Congost
Curated by
Mònica Regàs, Ferran Barenblit i Frederic Montornès

Country Girls is a fictitious story of three teenagers told and performed in such a way that it can be transported and adapted to any space. In it, Carles Congost uses colouring and a deliberately adolescent register in order to present with a touch of irony this narrative that conceals an element of tragedy beneath an appearance of happiness.

Carles Congost, who was born in Olot (Girona) in 1970 and has a degree in Fine Arts from Barcelona University, has taken part in a number of solo and group exhibitions in Spain. His work has been associated from the outset with what is known as "club culture", a culture of immediate consumption and intensity of expression that has its roots in the work of creative artists from such varied fields as fashion, music, advertising, video, photography, etc.

It is in this context that Congost constructs the plot of Country Girls: Theresa, Palmira and Sabina come from an imaginary village, with no connection at all between them, but they all have links to a character who will have a decisive influence on their lives.

Consisting of 6 videos forming part of three different stage sets, each relating to one of the girls, the show is completed by a street plan of the village in which the story takes place.

The exhibition has been produced with the creative assistance of Vasava Artworks (graphic images), Servullo (hairdressing and make-up) and Sixis (video), and the participation of Jessie Park.