Curatorial projects by This is Jackalope
I´m still learningA solo show by Jonathan Baldock
Entitled I Am Still Learning [Aún aprendo], British artist Jonathan Baldock’s exhibition is the third episode of the cycle An Involuntary Trace, curated by This is Jackalope for La Casa Encendida.
Baldock’s starting point is the drawing by Goya of the same title (I Am Still Learning), which shows an old man walking along with great difficulty as he leans on two crutches. The image initially conjures up the will and the need we all have to continue to learn despite the shortcomings of old age. However, what Baldock is mostly interested in is the feeling of humility it expresses in today’s context of anthropocentric crisis and the urgency of adopting a listening attitude towards Nature. Baldock is presenting an alternative reality from which to recover our ability to connect to the elements, synchronising once again with our natural surroundings and, in the wider sense, with the planet itself. I Am Still Learning is an imaginary, queer scenario located in another space-time which transports us into a universe of healing.
MayflowerA dialogue between Javier Cruz and David Horvitz
Mayflower is the second episode of the series An Involuntary Trace, curated by This Is Jackalope in Room A in 2021.
This proposal presents David Horvitz and Javier Cruz, who share the ability to communicate complex ideas through exhibits which at first glance appear simple. Addressing the work of both artists is like facing life itself; in its apparent everyday guise, their production puts the viewer in touch with the essence of deep thoughts that are transmitted through gestures of great poetic impact.
Where Have You Been So Long?A solo show by Agnieszka Polska
Agnieszka Polska’s computer-generated animations are based on the use of language, history and scientific theory to illuminate issues of individual and social responsibility in the contemporary era. Her works combine original poetic texts with digitally manipulated imagery to explore the overwhelming ethical ambiguities of our time. Where have you been so long is the title of the first show in the cycle An Involuntary Trace, curated by This is Jackalope, in which Berlin-based Polish artist Agnieszka Polska presents two audiovisual essays.
An Involuntary Trace / Sala A. La Casa Encendida 2021-2022Cycle of exhibitions
David Horvitz & Javier Cruz
Hanne Lippard & Claudia Pagés
Idea, matter, form. A new paradigm in sculpture today.Curated by This is Jackalope for Red Itiner
Raúl Díaz Reyes
Estela de Miguel
Clara Sánchez Sala
Verbicovisual Fictionscurated by This is Jackalope
Lucía Gómez Meca