With contributions by Peio Aguirre, Vincente Álvarez Areces, Rosina Gómez-Baeza, Francesca von Habsburg, Alanna Heiss, Pau Waelder, Benjamin Weil and Daniela Zyman Artists: Ai Weiwei, Doug Aitken, Haluk Akakçe, Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller, Maurizio Cattelan, Olafur Eliasson, Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset, Florian Hecker, Jeppe Hein, Carsten Höller, Los Carpinteros, Ernesto Neto, Carsten Nicolai, Olaf Nicolai, Paul Pfeiffer, Sergio Prego, Pipilotti Rist, Monika Sosnowska, Cerith Wyn Evans. (English/ Spanish)
Passages. Travels in Hyperspace is an exhibition drawn from the collection of Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary that is conceived as a stroll, an excursion through an interior landscape of sorts. Rather than projecting a linear course through the space, this wandering fosters a contemplative state of consciousness and enriches the experience of each work as well as of the exhibition as a whole.
Coined by the American cultural critic Fredric Jameson, the term hyperspace describes a new spatial typology, producing perceptual and sensory shifts that affect the eyes and body. Public space, for instance, is usually arranged according to specific rules so as to enable a sense of orientation informed by convention. Changing those rules by reorganizing the space prompts a need to readjust and in turn fosters a heightened state of awareness, a feeling of being out of space, disoriented, and possibly open to experiences that alter our understanding or perception. We hope that visitors will allow themselves to enter the destabilizing spatiotemporal dimensions of contemporary art, to access its transformative qualities.
This catalog contains texts by Peio Aguirre, Vincente Álvarez Areces, Rosina Gómez-Baeza, Francesca von Habsburg, Alanna Heiss, Pau Waelder, Benjamin Weil and Daniela Zyman as well as numerous illustrations of the woks shown in the exhibition as well as further references.