|Cuándo:||07 sep de 2018 - 13 oct de 2018|
|Inauguración:||07 sep de 2018 / 17:00|
|Horario:||De Martes a domingo de 11h a 17h|
|Dónde:||M. Žilinskas Art Gallery, M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art, Kaunas Photo Festival / Nepriklausomybės Sq. 12 / Kaunas, Kauno Apskritis, Lituania|
|Organizada por:||Kaunas Photo, Mykolas Žilinskas Art Gallery|
|Artistas participantes:||Conchi Martínez Jiménez|
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Monopoly, my childhood star game, was created by Elizabeth Maggie at the beginning of the XX Century in the United States, and soon after became worldwide popular in a great quantity of different versions. As its name suggests, the objective is creating a monopoly by owning the whole of the properties that appear on the board. Players move their own game tokens by turns, depending on dice scoring, and fall in pieces of land that they can buy and construct or, in case they already have an owner, paying him for the simple fact of passing through. From the beginning, I found a great similarity with the present situation in the world. Using this game as a pattern, I created Barcepoly, a new version of its Barcelona edition, replacing the correspondent squares by photographs of the different places that appear in the game, with the intention of making a portrait of the city that reflected how changes that it’s experimenting day-to-day coexist with formerly remnants. This work was the winner of the Young curators award at Photolux Festival that took place in Lucca in December 2017, where it had been exhibited as an artistic installation. That was an excellent opportunity for the project to be seen by a lot of people, including Mindaugas Kavaliuskas, the Kaunas Photo Festival director, who believed in it and thought it could be carried out again in Kaunas. And this was the starting point of Kaunopoly. I was invited by him to an artistic residence in order to create a Kaunas version of the project. It has been a huge challenge for me because, unlike Barcelona where I’ve been living since I was a child, I didn’t know Kaunas nor another Lithuanian city before, so I’ve had to make a deep research before and after the eleven days residence in order to seek all the information I needed. The final version of the project has the Kaunopoly game format.
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