Bárbara Sánchez Barroso
Bárbara Sánchez Barroso embarks on a journey of discovery through a feminine rereading of the Odysseus myth that strips it of all things epic
The Odyssey is a video installation that explores journeys as a metaphor for personal quests, while at the same time revisiting the classic epic poem from an antiheroic perspective. Sánchez Barroso’s journey takes the form of a first-person audiovisual story, in which the artist explores the intersections between fiction and biographical narrative, between literature and life.
The Odyssey is the fourth show in The Possibility of an Island, the exhibition program for the 2017-2018 season at Fundació Joan Miró’s Espai 13, organized in collaboration with Fundació Banc Sabadell. Curated by Alexandra Laudo, the project explores some of the symbolic and sociocultural meanings that have historically been associated with a paradigmatic space in the collective imaginary: the island.