- Exhibition series
A Monster Who Tells the Truth
20/09/2018 - 08/09/2019
A Monster Who Tells the Truth, Espai 13 exhibition program 2018-2019 at Fundació Joan Miró
Pilar Cruz, curator, Marko Daniel, Director of the Fundació Joan Miró, and Martina Millà, program and projects department of the Fundació, presented A Monster Who Tells the Truth, the exhibition program for Espai 13, Fundació Joan Miró, for the 2018-2019 season, in collaboration with Fundació Banc Sabadell.
A Monster Who Tells the Truth is the exhibition programme for Espai 13, Fundació Joan Miró, for the 2018-2019 season, with support from the Banco Sabadell Foundation. The project, curated by Pilar Cruz (Zaragoza, 1972), questions the nature of disciplines and examines the relationships between knowledge and power.
Using Michel Foucault’s The Order of Discourse as its point of departure, the series reflects on the procedures for controlling discourses in an effort to understand how power structures operate and identify their influence on current knowledge. Although knowledge is validated in the framework of disciplines, Cruz looks at what happens on the fringes. Artists tend to place themselves in this marginal territory, the realm of boundaries or aberrations, as a work method and as a way of escaping control. For the curator, art is a powerful monster, capable of unveiling the power dynamics that drive the internal mechanisms of these disciplines.
The artists Fito Conesa, Lara Fluxà, Vanesa Varela, Für Alle Fälle and Paco Chanivet examine and try out alternative ways of relating and generating knowledge based on art.