ON VIEW JUN 02 – JUL 02 2023
PHYSICAL & DIGITAL EXHIBIT
Dominique Remy Root
Joanna Durney Sanz
Environment Art, Video Art, Preciousness, Synchronism, and Regionalism have coexisted and interacted, giving us names such as Pollock, Bacon, Koons, Hirst, Basquiat, Banksy, Abramovic, Kusama, Weiwei, Sherman, among others; and in each “ACT” proposed by Galeria Azur Miami, in the best Borgesian style, we are provided with a brief journey through the history of American art, from its indigenous origins to the most recent globalization of contemporary art.
In one of his most renowned books, Jorge Luis Borges describes a moment in which the protagonist confronts the infinite, an object known as the Aleph, which is nothing more than a point in the universe (microcosm) that contains all points of the universe (macrocosm). The Argentine author attempts to describe what this circumference has revealed to him, but the words seem chaotic and disconnected. The narrative can only represent one thing at a time: a succession of events, completely diluting the possibility of approaching the principle of simultaneity.
Galería Azur has also been engaged in critically discussing the idea of a conventional space of representation since the start of its trajectory, in terms of the materialization of ideas, whether it be in a physical space, a political and temporal perspective or through
reductive forms. This is why its arrival in Miami shifted the segmentary gaze of the market to contemplate and enter a “cultural Aleph”, in a nerve center not only anchored in aesthetic diversity.
The United States, with its artists, masterpieces, and movements, has indelibly marked the history of Western art, imposing itself on art collectors. But has it always been this way? To this question, we can confidently answer no, as it was only in the 19th century that American art found its own identity, breaking away from the European tradition and allowing it to transform into a conglomeration of different cultural influences, which continues to grow in a fascinating manner.
From the 1960s, Cubism, Expressionism, Dadaism, Surrealism, Kitsch Art, Op Art, Pop,
Art Critic / Art Curator GALERIA AZUR