FALSAS DUALIDADES (taller de Ex-Votos)
Francisco Ruiz de Infante
With the collaboration of Hors Champ // Fuera de Campo (France)
The Galería Elba Benítez is pleased to announce the fourth solo exhibition by artist Francisco Ruiz de Infante, entitled FALSAS DUALIDADES (Taller de Ex-Votos) (which belongs of Ruiz de Infante’s ongoing thematic project «JAMÁS-JAMÁS»), and opening on July 5th, 2022. In conjunction with the exhibition, the artist will present a performance titled Notas para el retrato de Dorian Black [Notes for a Portrait of Dorian Black]. The show forms part of the Festival Off of PHotoESPAÑA 2022.
As is usual in Ruiz de Infante’s practice, FALSAS DUALIDADES (Taller de Ex-Votos) presents the spectator with a complex web of videos, objects, texts, photos and in situ architectural interventions; it is, in the artist’s own description of his working method “a juggling act between advanced technology and emergency bricolage.” Nonetheless, despite the acknowledged elements of improvisation and haphazardness, there are subtle motifs recurring throughout in FALSAS DUALIDADES (Taller de Ex-Votos), there is an equally subtle internal logic, there are orchestrated sequences, physical as well as intellectual; as a result, the exhibition as a whole (in keeping with Ruiz de Infante’s work) comes together as a mise-en-scène where spectators might endow the objects at hand with their own votive-like meanings via thought and / or belief, and above all via experience.