Mar Arza, Blanca Casas Brullet, Jean Denant, Pep Duran, Gonzalo Elvira, Andrés Galeano, Estate Marcel Giró, Lluís Hortalà, Julia Llerena, Germán Lorca, Fina Miralles, Marina Núñez, Sixe Paredes, Lois Patiño, Diogo Pimentão, Estate Palmira Puig-Giró, Miguel Rio Branco, Rubens Teixeira Scavone, Montserrat Soto, Miguel Trillo
RocioSantaCruz is a dynamic space for contemporary creation and thought in all its manifestations. Situated in the neuralgic center of Barcelona and with a surface area of over 300m2, the venue showcases projects by both established artists and emerging talents.
True to is trajectory since its creation in 1994 in Paris as a publisher of artists’ books, RocioSantaCruz honors its commitment to highlighting unpublished archives with the aim of sparking a conversation between the avant-gardes of the latter half of the 20th century and new contemporary practices. The gallery is conceived as a place for experimentation, a forum for discussion, and a space for the diffusion of new practices, where particular interest is paid to photography, experimental cinema, and the archive and publication of artists’ books.
From Thu. 17th to Sat. 19th Sept. / 10 am - 8
Sun. 20th Sept. / 10 am - 3 pm
Although the title of this exhibition by Mar Arza departs from a poem by Stéphane
Mallarmé, fate makes the loose pages of the poem turn abruptly and, in a blast
of fresh air, set up in new succession. The words of the poem, thrown randomly
and left adrift, begin a new heading, of which its last expression is a
watermark that determine its reading.
The walk around for the distinct art pieces shown at RocioSantaCruz gallery depicts the synonymy between an apparently clear concept such as chance, and a continuous fixed system that conditions the management of fortunes. There are dice always falling on the same side. There are chances that do not arise strictly by chance.
Mar Arza (Castellón, 1976) approaches the word, investigating its evolution and resignifications, the visual nature of language itself and the frictions that are created between the textual and the visual, as they contain complementary or antagonistic messages. She is interested in the use of language and its blind spots, which represent important tools for naming unexplored areas of thought.