La Superficie de una Imagen (2019)

La superficie de una imagen (The Surface of an Image) is a project developed for and commissioned by CentroCentro, Madrid, in the context of a solo exhibition, curated by Soledad Gutiérrez. Looking at how certain revolutionary and resistance processes resound in the present of a society. Using archival material from different political and social movements that took place during the Spanish Civil War, the artist presents a site-specific installation that features objects/sculptures, graphic prints, moving images and sound that explore the potential for transformation of photographic material and the different layers that construct, or deconstruct, an image.

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Exhibition view, Centro-Centro, Madrid, 2019.

Zito Lema takes historic images and transforms them into a work surface by bringing them into contact with the body. The images thus become one of the multiple layers that are intertwined in a process in which performance also becomes a tool with which to carry out a collective investigation into memory and to understand how history is passed from one generation to another. (fragment of exhibition text by Soledad Gutiérrez).

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Exhibition view, Centro-Centro, Madrid, 2019.

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Exhibition view, Centro-Centro, Madrid, 2019.

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Exhibition view, Centro-Centro, Madrid, 2019.

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Exhibition view, Centro-Centro, Madrid, 2019.

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Detail of body-print on archive photograph, workshop at Centro-Centro, Madrid, 2019.

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Exhibition view, Centro-Centro, Madrid, 2019.

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Production image, workshop at Centro-Centro, Madrid, 2019.

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Production image, workshop at Centro-Centro, Madrid, 2019.

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Detail of body-prints on archive photograph, workshop at Centro-Centro, Madrid, 2019.

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Detail of body-print on archive photograph, workshop at Centro-Centro, Madrid, 2019.

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Production image, workshop at Centro-Centro, Madrid, 2019.

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Production image, workshop at Centro-Centro, Madrid, 2019.

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Production image, workshop Centro Centro, Madrid, 2019.

This exhibition was made possible with financial support of the Mondriaan Fund / SPECIAL THANKS to all the workshop participants: Master students of the Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid / and to the Communist Party of the city of Madrid for providing the archive images.