Anca Benera & Arnold Estefan: Ground Control @ Centrala, Birmingham [from 3 February to 31 March]

Anca Benera & Arnold Estefan: Ground Control

- 31
11:00 - 18:00

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Unit 4, Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, B5 5RT Birmingham, United Kingdom

A Solo exhibition by Bucharest artist-duo Anca Benera and Arnold Estefan opens this February.

Exhibition Launch 2 January 2018, 6-8 PM.
Followed by Digbeth First Friday

3 January – 31 March 2018

Centrala Gallery presents a solo exhibition of Bucharest based artist-duo Anca Benera and Arnold Estefan, with series of installations made between 2012 to present, including a new commission created especially for Centrala.

Curated by Dominik Kuryłek, ‘’This art causes us to raise an eyebrow not only over the way the world is controlled but also over our ignorance on how our perception is determined’’. Ground Control exhibition refers to cartography which has been used for ages to describe, possess, and, above all, to control territories. The artists encourage us to recognise maps as constructions shaped by (neo)colonialism, militarism and the nation state. They examine the nature of landscape and its representation beginning from its geological structure and ending with its image provided by satellites.

Anca Benera and Arnold Estefan expose strategies of power in social, economic, and political contexts. Their research-based art practice is a new form of realism which may be very effective in the post-truth era we live in. Using different kinds of artistic media, new technologies and science they implement new aesthetic in which an artwork is the visual evidence of crimes committed by institutions of power on individual. Benera and Estefan debunk the imposed order and open a space to discuss a change in the future.

2 February 2018, 5.00 PM — Artists’s Talk in conversation with Dominik Kurylek
2 February 2018, 6.00 PM — Exhibition Launch
2 February 2018, 8.00 PM — Digbeth First Friday
17 February 2018, 1.00 PM — Linear Synthesis Movement drawing workshop with artists Constantine Malmare & Keity Pook
2 March 2018, 6.00 PM — Digbeth First Friday

Image: The World is Bound with Secret Knots. 2016. Photo ©Joshua White
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