El lloc i les coses (Place and things) is presented as a scenographic essay on the vices and virtues of the rationalist architectural project and museum spaces. Jordi Colomer reverses the normal use of models in architecture – pure objects which point to perfect cities and ideal visions – with an antimodel which shows a ‘used’ city. With references to Malevich’s ‘architektons’, the artist does not aim to show an ideal model but rather reconstruct the disorder of an already existing city. The model is not now presented as a project but as a reproduction of what is real. The small table, placed under the main one, displays damaged blocks of plaster, some eaten away, as a representation of an urban subworld.
Gold does not take on any dirt. And gold, just are diamonds, is an exalted material. It possesses such a degree of abstraction that it encounters you –if you use it artistically– on an already exalted level.