Artists: Guillermo Ros and Paco Chanivet
Exhibition title: Però no tinc temps per a aquesta merda ara mateix, com si m’importessin els concursos de pixades entre monstres
Venue: Espai Tactel Toormix, Barcelona, Spain
Date: September 6 – October 11, 2020
Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artists and Espai Tactel Toormix, Barcelona
Note: Exhibition text is available here
“Però no tinc temps per a aquesta merda ara mateix, com si m’importessin els concursos de pixades entre monstres.” is the first project by Guillermo Ros and Paco Chanivet carried out expressly for the Espai Tactel Toormix gallery, also being their first collaboration.
This exhibition proposes using the exhibition space as a scene where the pieces act as characters linked to a narrative about the artistic system and the work that the artist plays.
Thus, uniting both artists shared interests such as video games, role-playing games, science fiction, cosmic terror, the use of materials in art, collapse or post-irony, a breeding ground is forged from which they emerge the hybrid beings-pieces between dog and monster that make up the exhibition. These piece-beings represent their own role in the story, generating a complex lore (in the gamer sense of the term) that refers us to Ros and Chanivet’s own cultural universe, where the conversion of the artist into the perfect animal of company of capitalist society and how this idea can be turned around at any time.