Materials Lab

Solo show
Fundación DIDAC - DARDO Instituto do Deseño e das Artes Contemporáneas, Santiago de Compostela (ES)

Fernanda Fragateiro


Fernanda Fragateiro gives a poetic dimension to documentation. She does it in a dense manner, although paradoxically light in her presentation. The fragility of many of her works is extrapolated here to the concept, to a work where the important thing is the relational. Because her Materials Lab is a kind of anti-monument, an open or uncovered question that allows different derivations of thought to shape new ways of understanding her works and, in a broader sense, the world. To this end, she combines the pre-discursive with the post-discursive; the work remains in the middle and it is now what is encrypted, what escapes us. Like a puzzle without a definitive image, where the void acts as a trigger. Because in Materials Lab documentation is a work in itself. The artist poses new enigmas with clues that, far from revealing the mystery definitively, expand it to take the viewer to a series of crossroads, between what is remembered and what is forgotten, between what is excavated and what survives on the surface.

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