FRAGILE

I worked in the conceptualization, design and coordination of the exhibition. I created the curatorial texts and promotional materials.

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During the time of the exhibition there was two curated events:
– On November 28th a solo cello performance by cellist and composer Sergio Castrillón.

Sergio Castrillón is a classical trained cello performer interested mainly in new music by young composers. Since 2008 his work has been focused in solo cello and cello with electronics. Nevertheless, he has been working with ensembles as well as artists from different disciplines from South America and Europe. What interests Castrillón as a cello performer is noise music, graphic notation, indeterminacy and music theatre.

http://sergiocastrillon.com/

In this performance, Sergio Castrillón will participate with his Solo improv. project, a 45 min improvised performance inspired by Eeva Tervala’s exhibition “Fragile”.

– On December 5th a performance entitled Love by the performance artist Kemê.

Kemê is a multidisciplinary artist who works on self-portrait, performance and small pieces and installations. Through them she investigates concepts like symbols, memory, mutability, the shadows and the unconscious, how we construct ourselves and how we can use art as a tool for re-creation & re- construction.

http://keme.es/

November 26th—December 28th
Galleria Tila, Helsinki

‘More than ever, today we should talk about fragility that affects the individual being and human relations in today’s consumerist society which requests instant fulfillment of our desires making very difficult for deep and enduring feelings to flourish.

We tend to think on fragility as weakness therefore we run away from our fragilities and fears trying to avoid whatever make us look weaker, unable to fully accept ourselves.

To find out who we really are through our moments of fragility is a illuminating action. To see us under the fragility glass is somehow beautiful as it is expressed as the result of fugacity, the superfluous and vane.

Eeva Tervala’s work has a strong component of unsettling transmutation. To understand that things change and transform constantly is a good lesson for life.

Vulnerability is permanent in her work, the most fascinating period is the long time before the disappearance of the plant, when the plant is redundant and unnecessary and no longer is interesting to anyone.

Text by Ana Parra