Jose Dávila | CONTINUOUS SPACE V. JOSE DÁVILA
MARCO, Museo de Arte Contemporanea de Vigo, Spain | 5.2.–31.8.2010
With the exhibition by Mexican artist Jose Dávila (Guadalajara, Mexico, 1974) finalises the project ‘PUNTOS DE ENCUENTRO / MEETING POINTS’, produced by MARCO, Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, for the Espazo Anexo, and curated by Agar Ledo Arias, Head of the Exhibitions Department. Throughout 2009, five artists —Pedro Barateiro, Manuel Eirís, Carlos Bunga, Nicolás Combarro and Jose Dávila— were invited to work in situ with the intention of starting a dialogue between the exhibition space (the project room or Espazo Anexo) and its surroundings (the city of Vigo).
All of them sharing a common interest towards the social and architectural context, worked on the concept of the contemporary city as heterogeneous space, where intertwined relationships are established. All of them created site-specifics, hence converting the Anexo into a place of conclusion or formalization of the experiences, as opposed to the traditional consideration of the museum as a place to display objects. Most of the times, the result was archive material formalised in an exhibition format. On other occasions, it acquired a more sculptural dimension, as in Davila’s proposal, Espacio continuo [Continuous Space.]