Fundació Joan Miró: Autogestó


Curator: Antonio Ortega, Adam Nankervis
Exhibition Dates: Februaury 16, 2017—May 21, 2017

Fundació Joan Miró
Parc de Montjuïc
08038 Barcelona

Autogestó includes work from Adam Nankervis' another vacant space project, of which I am a long time fan and contributor. Antonio Ortega writes, "Self-organization provides a genealogy of artists from the 1960s on who have been developing strategies to recover the authorship of their own narrative. The exhibition is also an attempt to understand recent art and confirm the current validity of these dynamics." Desire Line, 2005, is the piece selected by Adam Nankervis for Antonio Ortega's exhibition.

Desire Line, 2005, C-print mounted to Sintra and Plexiglas, h 70.5” x w 3” (right image: detailed enlargement)

Desire Line presents the entire cast and crew of a single movie on one vertical support the precise height of the artist. As with the companion video Desire Lines, the title of this piece refers to the landscape architecture term of the same name where the placement of concrete sidewalks is established by the organic paths worn into the landscape by foot traffic.