"How to (...) things that don´t exist".
Such was the title of the 2014 Sao Paulo Biennial. Those suspension points questioned the observer and demanded an immediate answer the moment the phrase was being read. The supposed blank in the name was in fact the overt impossibility of the team of curators to define reality.
How to imagine what does not exist
How to recognize what does not exist
How to fight for things that do not exist
In light of the difficulty to understand the present time and to be able to describe it, good questions is all what is left.
In the selection of works we followed three axes that help us mediate between the questions and their possible answers on the present. We found a scope of possibilities that enable us to bring them to a public capable of identifying the reality presented and questioned by the artists.
The aesthetic imagination of some of the works deal with the creation of images mainly identified with visual generativity; others reflect on the possibilities of the images themselves, the transformation of matter and the scenes of the reality wherefrom they emerge; while a third group involve works that propose new devices and a new lexicon that can be understood not only within the field of art exhibition but also within our culture and our real context.
+CODE is our hypothesis about art with code. It is a definition inductive exercise with a partial and specific clipping of the artists' approach to their work with programming.
We are not after a closed definition; we look for a starting point. The exhibit aims at opening a broader discussion to reflect upon the possibilities of the discipline, of its contemporaneity and its future.
Patricio González Vivo
Alba G. Corral
Manuel Gamboa Naón
Ricardo Vega M.
Cómo hacer imágenes con palabras: introducción a la programación creativa
Leonardo Solaas (Argentina)
Kevin Kripper y Francisco Trípodi Arley (Argentina)