La puesta en marcha de un sistema: Iván Argote
Argote appropriates, analyses, recycles and deconstructs ideological and historical filters.
In his second solo exhibition in Barcelona, Iván Argote presents at ADN Galeria La puesta en marcha de un sistema (Setting up a system), where the empirical and the speculative intertwine in order to build relationship systems within a sphere in which Argote appropriates, analyses, recycles and deconstructs ideological and historical filters.
Focusing on a series of specific cases that revolve around the global and the everyday, the Colombian artist develops a work that draws on the deconstructive method to question, in line with Derrida’s thinking, the authority of images and language and to affirm the need for memory. Hence the constant reference to personal experiences, everyday gestures, political fantasies, facts and actions, which creates a complex system of interactions between the contemporary and the inherited structures of the past; a system sometimes full of ritual and collective habits.