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Southern Delirium - Hernán Marina    Dec 12, 2013 - Feb 7, 2014

A sowing couple, a soy plant, the sun, the moon and a japanese dog
Hernán Marina
A sowing couple, a soy plant, the sun, the moon and a japanese dog, 2013
Diagrams, workers, man practicing cross fit
Hernán Marina
Diagrams, workers, man practicing cross fit, 2013
Dynamic forces for life and production
Hernán Marina
Dynamic forces for life and production, 2013
Entering the wellfare state
Hernán Marina
Entering the wellfare state, 2013
Labour school
Hernán Marina
Labour school, 2013
Men practicing crossfit, soy plant and diagrams
Hernán Marina
Men practicing crossfit, soy plant and diagrams, 2013
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Southern Delirium - Hernán Marina

12.12.2013 - 07.02.2014

Gestures, Postures and diagrams for a New Economy

Far from the implications of the services revolution and the apex of the financial speculation economy in recent decades, capitalism has returned to problematize and focus on the relevance of durable goods production, one of the most classic elements in this production model. In response to the crisis in the so-called “welfare state”, different approaches seek some kind of repair or at least a patch, even including a return to corporatism (Schmitter). Returning to take up earlier works that dealt with business management and standardizing behavior in the workplace once again, these new diagrams show iconographic characters from the “real” world of production: oil workers, cultivators, shop workers, factory school workers, etc. The icons themselves are based primarily on representations of the world of labor in art history and the applied arts from the mid-20th Century, a historical moment at which agro-industrial development and the creation of welfare state intersect. The imagery on display shows characters that have lost the heroic air from their original allegories, retaining only poses and bodily gestures. They are contour drawings, empty silhouettes that nevertheless continue to reverberate in the present.

Hernán Marina Buenos Aires, May, 2013

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