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“Incubadoras”


“Incubators” is an exhibition that connects dissident youth from the Basque Country (queers, punks and skaters) with other young people from Buenos Aires, our city of origin.
The title is a reference to that place in the imaginary of science fiction in which the gestation of superheroes occurs, but it is also a symbol of the attempt to preserve the punk philosophy by young people today. The comic book incubators we rely on – like a test tube or a bathtub of amniotic fluid – empower or regenerate wounds. In the exhibition, these incubators are represented by refrigerators that contain some of the photographs of our young monsters.

On the other hand, the installation that arises puts photographs in dialogue with wax objects that refer to the ancient practice of offerings in this material, very common in Latin American churches, a popular custom that is still present. As with incubators that are capable of regeneration, there are pieces that suggest the idea of an altar to pray to for wounds, produced by skateboarding or fighting, to heal.



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︎What is it: Exhibition

︎Where?: Bilbao, Basque Country.
︎Place: BilbaoArte Fundazioa. Urazurrutia 32, Bilbao.
︎When?: feb/mar 2020





Photographies by Jorge Isla








PAF
Video-sculpture. DVD ntsc format video in l
oop on 14 ″ TV. Railings Stickers and stickers from the Argentine album of 78 World Cup figures. Copy 1/2. 2019






My own private totem
Floor sculpture. Laser cut closet doors. Bee wax. Argentina 78 World Cup Estickers. Basket. Beer bottles. String of garlic. I
nverted cd boxes. Led light. 2 meters x 1.80 meters. 2020.



In arcadia ego sum.
Sculpture. Skate ramp modeled in paraffin and beeswax. LED light. 110 x 130 x 80 cm. 2020.


Javi y su navaja
168x112 cm
Edition of 1/3 + 1A
2017




Incubators.
Sculpture. Refrigerators, backlight photos, objects modeled in wax, led light. 2020.



Lección de huesos rotos
(Javier alla maniera di Andrea Mantegna)

112 × 168 cm
Edition 3/3 + 1AP. 2017

Spanking paddle. Object. Wood, canvas and ink on canvas. 86 X 37 cm. 2020. (This piece was used in the performance "Abanderados").

School uniform (to be submitted). Cloth, plastic and garlic skin. Costumes used in the performance "Abanderados". Size “S”.

"Abanderados" (the home video). Installation. Cathode ray TV reproducing in loop the recording of the performance "Abanderados". Railings for skate tricks. Votive offerings in wax. 2020.

Skate Trinity. Sculpture. Hand carved post. 3 iconic skates (Toy Machine, Powel Peralta and Real). Feet modeled in wax. Chain and cloth. 2020

Offering to skate (broken hand, metacarpals). Sculpture. Skate bar and hand modeled in wax. 120x45 cm. 2020.

I pray to the skate (broken column). Sculpture. Skate bar and spinal columns molded in wax. 100x20cm 2020.

Flag to roll up. Arm device. Metal and canvas fabric. Artifact used in the performance "Abanderados". 2019.

Sword-whip-fishing. Metal. Carved wood. Rope. Cloth. Land. Device used in the performance "Abanderados". 2020.


Palace gangs. video-documentary. Interviews with different young Basques belonging to different countercultural movements (skate, lgtb, anti-fascist skinheads, punks, among others) about different topics: the underworld, friendship and the countercultural history of the city of Bilbao from their perspective. 1:28 hours duration. 4k format. Two 40-inch led tvs. 2019/2020.