Antonio Gagliano and Albert Tarrats suggest an immersive stroll along the paths explored by Takis from the mid-20th century onwards, melding artistic, literary and scientific contexts. From electromagnetism as a sculptural material to his Pythagorean tuning of the cosmos, Takis engaged in frenetic activity, delving intuitively amid the spoils of war and the technological gallimaufry around him. The tours aim to take stock of the main areas of his work: light and silence, energy and politics, vibration and sound, matter and darkness.
Antonio Gagliano (Córdoba, Argentina, 1982)
Visual artist. His projects use drawing and writing to explore the different ways in which knowledge is manufactured, organized and disseminated. He has been selected for awards such as the arteBA-Petrobras Visual Arts Prize (Buenos Aires, 2013) and Generación 2018 (Madrid, 2017), among others. His publications include The Spirit of the 20th Century (Álbum, 2014), Buno (Fundació Joan Miró, 2014) and Estado de la técnica (Verlag für Handbücher, 2018).
Albert Tarrats (Barcelona, 1988)
His work centres on the field of sound, mostly through experimentation with improvisation ensembles, construction of sound objects and devices and exploration of alternate formats of listening and relating to space. He has presented installations with collectives and friends at a number of Barcelona festivals and regularly collaborates with other artists in developing his pieces. Together with Adrià Juan he composes and performs live with choreographer Raquel Klein, with whom he will debut the piece Wu Wei in long format at Mercat de les Flors after having presented it previously in medium format at La Caldera as part of the 2018 Quinzena Metropolitana de Dansa (Metropolitan Dance Fortnight).
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.