Bajo techo. Four stages of intimacy


CA2M. Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo. Avenida Constitución 23. Móstoles (Madrid)

Bajo techo. Four stages of intimacy draws together graphic art works by more than 30 artists belonging to the Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo collection. Curated by Ingráfica, the exhibition seeks the singularity in the language of different authors working around a common theme. Independently of their time or the techniques adopted by each artist, Bajo techo explores the dual conceptual dimension of physical and mental space through graphic art.

The venues chosen to exhibit the works are arranged to convey an exhibition concept of intimacy and meditation, which naturally accommodates all these works under the same physical roof. The spatial roof is the materialisation of a spiritual roof, an ideal space that refers to both the immediate environment surrounding the artists' actions or serving their experimentation, plus the mental space that becomes real through their works.

Each of these spaces is generated as the scale of intimacy varies. So it is possible to travel from the physical plane, in relation to the body; to the private, such as the home; to the interpersonal, such as society; and to the material/institutional such as the economy or culture; all based on interdependent notions of the individual. Each degree of intimacy comes from one position in the world where creating a barrier separates us from others, protecting the individual from what is outside. Privacy can represent a disconnection from others, but it is also defined by the recognition of others (the public). It describes a potential medium that allows shared realities to be created, not belonging to oneself nor to others. Intimacy, therefore, is a practice whose meaning is linked to a variable spatial order brought about by the context of the user and their language.

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