Ivo Kamm Kunstsalon & Galerie

Southern Delirium - Hernán Marina

Southern Delirium - Hernán Marina

welfare state triad by hernán marina

Hernán Marina

Welfare state triad, 2013

the presence of the aircraft industry by hernán marina

Hernán Marina

The presence of the aircraft industry, 2013

soy plant, woman and men practicing yoga, arcade, diagrams and birds by hernán marina

Hernán Marina

Soy plant, woman and men practicing yoga, arcade, diagrams and birds, 2013

sowing woman, rake and diagrams by hernán marina

Hernán Marina

Sowing woman, rake and diagrams, 2013

men practicing crossfit, soy plant and diagrams by hernán marina

Hernán Marina

Men practicing crossfit, soy plant and diagrams, 2013

labour school by hernán marina

Hernán Marina

Labour school, 2013

Thursday, December 12, 2013Friday, February 7, 2014

Bellerivestrasse 10
Zurich, Switzerland

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