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A Million Zeros group show


April 2019

Brooklyn NYC

“A million zeros added up, unfortunately does not add up to one.” -C.G.Jung

Archetypes have existed with humanity for many millennia through various cultures. They were keenly explored by legendary psychiatrist & psychoanalyst Carl Jung. The archetype can be defined as psychic patterns of the human mind seen through symbolic imagery. Archetypes are constantly intertwined within our lives, as they not only influence our thoughts, our emotions, our behaviors but also the way we perceive the world. b{x} Spaces is pleased to present a group exhibition based on Jung’s ideas and concepts of the archetype. This exhibition titled, “A Million Zeros: The 21st Century Archetype”, explores themes of current human nature, contemporary societal mechanics and the mystery of self.

Jung viewed archetypes as being “mythological motifs” of our human experience. “There are as many archetypes as there are typical situations in life”, wrote Jung. He states that, archetypes are universal archaic patterns and images that come from our “collective unconscious”, a reservoir of all human experience, including dreams and fantasies. Some writers even say the archetypes actually exist in our dna and their origins may also stem from our animal ancestry.

This exhibition seeks to explore ideas about our society and the archetypes through the lens of the figure in 21st century life. Curator G.Romero is bringing together a collection of artist from various cities including: Sergio Barrios from Venezuela and Michael Aitken from Minnesota both Brooklyn based artist. Cynthia Graps, Lizette Abraham, Victor Sandoval & Radharani Torres all from and based in Mexico City and Joe Lieske from Chicago but now based in Mexico. All of the works combine “the figure” with non traditional ways of viewing figurative work.

“A Million Zeros”, engages viewers in a visual discussion about the role of the archetype in our lives and how, perhaps lack of critical knowledge of the archetypes has led our society down a path of self destruction. Can it be said that we are becoming blinded by the comfort of 21st century living: a cuisine of plastic solutions, organic emptiness, on the edge of interconnected social meaninglessness?

The artist in this exhibition are a diverse voice offering a unique vision of the figure in contemporary art.

“A Million Zeros” will be on view from April 26th - June 7th 2019 at b{x} Spaces in Bushwick, Brooklyn.


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The Outcome of an Artist Residency hosted by AnnexB


Curator Tatiane Schilaro talks about the new work of Mano Penalva, Desenhos Interessados, developed during his two-month-stay at AnnexB’s Residency Program.

Penalva's “social drawings” consisted in building a simple arrangement: using empty plastic water bottles that he collected while living in the city, he organized them next to each other, “drawing” a line at each public space he chose to perform. This line “walked” across the space: one of the performance’s rules was that Penalva had to pick a bottle from the end of the row, placing it at the other end. When performing it in the enclosed space of a park, for example, Penalva repeated the action of moving the plastic bottles until his drawing led him to exit that particular space. Park goers who observed the performance do not only looked at Penalva’s action, but they started to pay attention to what they could do with those overlooked objects, creating new relationships between culture and what had been a simple commodity.

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