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Artist talk by Asuncion Molinos-Gordo

March 23, 2015 @ 6:30 pm

In her artist talk, Asuncion Molinos-Gordo will present two different works; “Chozo”, a project dealing with vernacular architecture in rural Spain built by nomadic shepherds, and “El Falah” that tackles the transformation of labour in Jordanian peasantry, produced in collaboration with Darat Al-Funun in 2013.

Asuncion has just commenced her workshop “Pensamiento Campesino” at Spring Sessions, researching peasant intellectual and cultural production in rural Jordan.

Asuncion Molinos-Gordo

B.1979, Aranda de Duero, Burgos, Spain. Lives and works between Egypt, Oman and Spain. In her practice, Molinos questions the categories that define “innovation” in mainstream discourses today, exploring the different forms of dominance in the intellectual enquire from the urban to the rural.

She employs installation, photography, video, sound and other media to examine the rural realm driven by a strong desire to understand the value and complexity of its cultural production, as well as the burdens that keeps it invisible and marginalized, often disregarded as folkloric or mythological.

The main focus of her work is contemporary peasantry. Her understating of the figure of the small or medium farmer is not merely as food producer but as cultural agent, responsible for both perpetuating traditional knowledge and for generating new expertise to meet current challenges. She has produced work reflecting on land usage, nomad architecture, farmers strikes, bureaucracy on territory, transformation of rural labour, biotechnology and global food trade.

Asunción obtained her B.F.A. from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, where she also pursued her Master in Contemporary Art Theory and Practice. She has been granted the artist’s residency at the Delfina Foundation, Darat Al Funun and The Townhouse Gallery. Her work has been shown at venues including Arnolfini Art Centre, Matadero-Madrid, La Casa Encendida, Museo Patio Herreriano, CAB, Travesia Cuatro Gallery and La Fábrica.


March 23, 2015
6:30 pm
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