“We need gardens of cooperation in the middle of the information jungle, small oasis of exchange sustained by the workers of the public sphere. In the face of content inflation we must sustain and preserve those moments where music, literature and moving image cooperate side by side”.
Gardens of Cooperation is the first exhibition dedicated to Alexander Kluge in the Spanish State and the only museum retrospective that, so far, reviews the whole of his work in the international arena. Organized by La Virreina Center of the Imatge of Barcelona between November 2016 and March 2017, curated on that occasion by Neus Moyano, Valentín Roma and Guillermo Zuaznabar, we now present a significant part of this exhibition in La Posta, in collaboration with La Virreina, the Master in Photography, Art and Technique of the Polytechnic University of Valencia and Cinema to come.
On several occasions Kluge was defined as a worker of the public sphere and, more specifically, as someone who explains stories through writing or through moving images, as needed. It is from this same obstinacy to narrate and not in spite of everything, but from the use and functionality offered by collective language, where the work of Alexander Kluge appears more enigmatic and indefinable and, at the same time, more politically crucial.
The exhibition can be visited from October 20 to November 19, from Thursday to Sunday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Above, on the screen, you can see some fragments of conversations with Alexander Kluge while preparing the exhibition in La Virreina Image Center, which could be visited until March 5 this year.
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