The Yellow Book Current exhibition
The Yellow Book is a project by artist Jaro Varga, curated by Erich Weiss, which questions the universality of hegemonic knowledge through books and libraries. Between March 15 and May 15, Varga presents a comparative critical reading of Arús Public Library, Antoni Tàpies Foundation and Picasso Museum bibliographic collections with references from the artist’s personal archive. The project is a collaboration with Czech Centre Madrid and consists of ephemeral interventions in these emblematic libraries of Barcelona, an installation in Chiquita Room and the publication of an artist’s book.
The artist will select titles from the libraries and connect them with new references, rethinking personal versus universal knowledge and making visible the gaps in dominant discourses. The installation at Chiquita Room will echo or mirror this happening, as it will take books from the artist’s personal collection as a starting point. Also, personal drawings will complete the exhibition and will be reproduced in The Yellow Book, published especially for the occasion.
When13 May 15 May 2021 11am to 1:30pm - 4pm to 8pm
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Wednesday - Saturday
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An event every day that begins at 00:00, repeating until 15 May 2021
Jaro Varga is a Slovak visual artist and curator based in Prague, Czech Republic. He earned a master’s degree and doctorate from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, and also participated in student exchanges at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw and Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in the USA. Jaro is fascinated by how until recently our knowledge of the universe has been expressed through writing – speculations, theories or theorems without a solid foundation in exact science and research. The subject of the universe and its exploration would seem to be a logical continuation of his interest in the principles of how the sum of our knowledge is created, including the continued failure or inability to discover how things “really are.”