Cristián Silva Avaria

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“Observaciones transitorias” is the project developed by Cristián Silva-Avária, artist in residence at Homesession in January and February 2013. It consists in a variation on urban forms and signs.

Just like the “flânerie” as W. Benjamin understands it, Cristián’s art practice combines an analytical observation of the city and an experience of the promenade that relates to both senses and forms. The relation between leisure and work which the “flâneur” features is actually a key point in his projects where he gives a special prominence to the social division of labor that characterizes the postmodern and mass-tourism-focused cities. Based on this dual approach, the exhibition will present photographic and video works that have been developed in Barcelona as well as in other contexts.