|Cuándo:||14 may de 2019 - 20 jul de 2019|
|Inauguración:||14 may de 2019|
|Dónde:||Galeria Madragoa / Rua do Machadinho, 45 / Lisboa, Portugal|
|Organizada por:||Galeria Madragoa|
|Artistas participantes:||Adrián Balseca|
|Enlaces oficiales||Web Facebook|
The Unbalanced Land (2019) originates from the chronicle Travels Amongst the Great Andes of the Equator (1892), by the British scientist and explorer Edward Whymper, to reflect on the transformations of the capitalist and colonial systems and nature’s conquest. The exhibition brings together a sound installation, a series of photographs, and objects. If Balseca’s artistic production focuses on extractive dynamics and their environmental impacts, as well as the historic and economic processes associated with the consolidation of Modernity’s paradigm, The Unbalanced Land conforms a cultural and historic cartography of Santay Island, off Guayaquil, the second largest city in Ecuador, Balseca’s home country, where Whymper landed in December 1879. The title of the exhibition refers to Trotsky’s theory of uneven and combined development and, particularly, to its rereading by Harvey through the concept of “uneven geographical development”. If Marx considers that space is annihilated by time in the capitalist system, The Unbalanced Land carries out a reflection on the modalities of space production and the spatio-temporal relations in late capitalism. This reflection is of a processual and relational nature. The representation of the Santay Island spaces takes into account their determination by a set of processes and internal and external relations, first of all systemic, but also of a geopolitical and historic nature, and points to the coexistence between diverse economic-political and epistemic models, which find expression in the exhibition’s formal conception.