Feb 2  |  Mar 3, 2018

Dot Fiftyone Gallery is pleased to announce “ADAM”, an exhibition curated by Raquel Schwartz that explores questions and concepts through works by eight international male artists who reflect upon the nature of being, spirituality, and faith. Participating artists: Andrés Pereira, Douglas Rodrigo Rada, Fernando Carabajal, Iván Cáceres, Karsten Krejcarek, Oscar Abraham Pabón, Ricardo Rendón, and Roberto Valcárcel.  

What is a soul or a spirit? What happens after death? Is there life after death, and where is it? What does faith mean? Is there a God and where does He live? Do we reincarnate when we abandon this body? What are we made of? Where do we come from? Where are we going? What is the purpose of our lives? What are miracles? Perhaps the miracle consists in that we are finally able to be in control of our minds? Who are our neighbors in the universe? Where are they? How can we get in touch with them? Or is it possible that we are already in touch with them?

To know and to understand that we are interconnected and that our lives revolve around these mysteries is already an intrinsic part of what and who we are today as human beings in the 21st century; in fact, from the beginning of humanity, from Genesis and Çatalhöyük, we have created everything around questions like these. Devotion, sacrifices, massacres, laws, dogmas, wars, invasions, values, injustices, surrenders, and beliefs have tried to hold on to this spiritual and religious justification.

This exhibition does not attempt to answer any question conclusively; rather, it seeks to offer a comparison, from the point of view of art, centering on each individual artist’s questions and getting a closer look, from the point of view of contemporary subjectivity, in order to answer these questions, oftentimes by investigating each individual’s thoughts.

Raquel Schwartz