De la persona en l'espai
De la persona en l'espai
De la persona en l'espai
Joan Morey, Adrià Julià

De la persona en l'espai

From May 21 to June 21, 1998. De l'Espai i la Persona. A programme curated by Frederic Montornés

In the end it seems that everything goes back to its place; although it is altered by the succession of events. And, after immersing the boundaries of space and the inner world of the person (according to a very specific person), it was time for him to be able to meet again with that one whose space parted. Although, yes, in an absolutely different way. Because if the first space he left. Although, yes, in an absolutely different way. Because if the first space that he could perceive he experienced as if it were an empty space (although it could be filled with the different experiences of each visitor), that space between its limits had to be reunited at the end Of this adventure (his, but also of those who had followed him) would end up being contaminated by the contributions made by these two artists. Because it could not be otherwise. Of these two artists who had to configure the last of the exhibitions that he had programmed in the cycle: Joan Morey and Adrià Julià. Starting from what they thought or what they are. But also what we are and what we do not want to know or what we know if we know it is the same if they accept it. Or not The others. Because, in the case of one thing or another, the spaces that point us to the works of some artists are completely different spaces. Because the needs of those artists are also. Because they are made known through other means. And because the target audience is living elsewhere. In short, because the world in which they are recognized is in constant evolution. As ours is also ours. And because it can not be followed in the same way.

I had been spinning a while ago. Because there was something that did not work in the area where it was moving. According to the pre-established fees. And it was about the different exits that some artists gave to their works. Because, rather than one work behind another, they understood what they did as if they were designed. Of life In the strictest sense of this word.

Why wait for them to come from outside because they tell you something about what you are doing is no longer the solution that is needed today. To live. So he began to understand that he had to leave in order to do something. Or try to find new solutions in order to decongest this marasme that kills us. To everybody. And it is clear that in order to live, what has to be done is to start moving. And although there are still some who prefer to keep waiting, there are others that try to get into the way of thinking that they have other people. Of those who believe that the art of their time should be interconnected with a project that is more global. And multidirectional and polluted and wide-eyed and alive. Especially live In a space that was common to us. To everybody.

And if that was what it was about talking about a space, that space had to reflect a certain way of doing it. But also to move and feel. Or of living and being. A person-any person-in any area that was peculiar or characteristic. For all or for many of us.

And it was based on this reflection (or this desire or, at least, of this need) that it was decided to tempt these artists. Because if he wanted to talk about other spaces - in those spaces through which people who have things to say move - he believed that the projects of these two artists recreated two perfectly. Of these other spaces. Or at least it was just like he thought. And although it did not take long to see that his works were different (because they were concentrated on questions that on the other hand were also: dissimilar), there was something that ran between them that led to integrate them in the same universe. A heterogeneous universe. And that he experienced as if he were distant. Because he could not resemble the one where he had lived until then. As if nothing happened. And although it was the same universe. Once again, everyone.

This is how you get in touch with this way of thinking; or with this way of being: with total freedom of harm and with the desire to get to understand how the space of his time was built. With the need to be confronted with some reality that stimulated it. Really.

When he met Joan Morey he could not understand what he was doing. Because it did not fit with its schemes. But after a while he began to relate it: with the density of a generation that was beginning to be heard (<< Each generation receives the qualities it needs to face his time >>, E. Jünger), with the need to communicate through naturalness and immediacy, with the conviction that today there is nothing that can last more than three days, with the certainty that the things that are done are to be consumed and, if not , to disintegrate. With spontaneity and direct words. With the claim of a way of living. Clear. With the need to move away from any prejudice. Because nothing is ever done without waiting for an answer. And if the answer does not arrive, what you need to do is go and find it.

When he met Adrià Julià he was still thinking about the same things. In fact, he met them at the same time. But I suddenly told him the same thing based on the introspection that the artist was doing. Through his work and his work. Little, little, but at least sufficient. And he was captivated by the speed of reading his images, because the sources he drinks belonged to the world of daily activities, because the stories of his works were as sensible as the need to feel, because that which I had already seen it; although in another place and, probably, motivated by other causes. And because placing them out of space, the things they said were no longer the same: they had another force; a real need to exist.

While appealing to the outside world as an appeal within ourselves, the works made by these two artists refer it to a space where a feeling was moving. Paradoxically Or the reflections that could be carried out by some of those members of a contemporary generation; current: spontaneous, intense, ephemeral, dense, direct, raw, contaminated and, apparently, empty. But above all, from a generation linked to a time that was crying out for things to change. Because if that was not this way they left here.

And it was precisely this way of fleeing what it was intended to be evident in the proposal of these two artists. Because he considered that they were not the only ones who had decided and because he thought that more and more would flee. No resignation From here And because I thought that if we want to continue, we should start moving around the whole space. From that space that belongs to us because we are all of us who inhabit it. His characters. And not those who have lived before. And even less those that will arrive later.