Inaugural Exhibit

Curated by Cati Bestard and Marta Sesé

Dilalica’s inaugural exhibition focuses on and grows out of the space itself, physically, conceptually, and metaphorically. The space serves as both host and subject of this exhibition, in works created by Luz Broto, Lara Fluxà, Elsa de Alfonso, Claudia Pagès, Aleix Plademunt, and Pedro Torres.

The artists were given free rein of the venue and its contents before, during and after the renovation, as well as full access to the architectural plans, in order to create site-specific works for this exhibition. Although the conversations sparked by these artworks stem from this specific space, they engage in a wider reflection on the importance of context, touching on themes such as architectural space, the body within space, the past, the future, the immaterial, structure and the systems that comprise it, the absence or presence of an audience and memory. They confront notions of spatial destruction, rebirth, and transformation.