Gnomon (Hegemonic Style)
Exhibition

Gnomon (Hegemonic Style)

Juan Luís Moraza "Gnòmon (Estil hegemònic)", 2004

Gnomon is a qualitative clock, a time appropriation machine that demonstrates the synchronicity which exists between the time of the solar instant and the symbolic time of an archaeological memory. As the day advances, the style of the clock marks the different historic ages until, at nightfall, it reaches the præsens, represented by a participatory democracy that fades away in the night. On the following day, the cycle starts again.

dates
4 November 2004 – 14 February 2005
title
Gnomon (Hegemonic Style)
dates
4 November 2004 – 14 February 2005
title
Gnomon (Hegemonic Style)
artist
Juan Luis Moraza
Vitoria
1960
Trained in Fine Arts at the University of the Basque Country, he is a sculptor and lecturer at the universities of Vigo and the Basque Country. His sculptural work addresses the crisis of representation, both in an individual and a social sense. Working with objects and installations close to Minimalism, he addresses concepts such as citizenship and the collective space, as well as the social role of the museum and art. Together with María Luisa Fernández, he founded the CVA collective, active between 1979 and 1985, where he created markedly Conceptual works. In addition to his artistic creation, he has organised and participated in numerous seminars, courses and workshops on artistic production in the new knowledge society and in a new global space, and has curated significant exhibitions at the Artium centre, Vitoria (2012); Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid (2010); and Museo Guggenheim, Bilbao (2007). He is the author of collections of essays, such as Corduras (2007), Ornamento y ley (2007) and Laboratorio de papeles (2006), among others. Widely exhibited, he represented Spain at Expo 92, Seville; São Paulo Biennial (1994); and Venice Biennale (2001). His exhibitions include the Centro Andaluz de Arte Moderno, Seville (1998); Koldo Mitxelena, San Sebastián (1999); and Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid (2015). His work is included in collections such as the Museo Guggenheim, Bilbao; Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid; Artium, Vitoria-Gasteiz; and MACBA, Barcelona.
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