Location: Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Madrid
Dates: Feb - Sep 2022
Connecting entails activating the associations machine; the triggering of spontaneous or deliberate encounters between objects, ideas and abstractions. Fundación Telefónica has a major collection made up of works of art and documentary and technological resources. The exhibition presents these three areas together.
The exhibition design reflects the central concept of the project, “connections”, through a system of contiguous and interrelated spaces with a similar geometry and openings. The goal is to ensure visual links between all the spaces.
The exhibition immerses us in a network of relationships that allow us to take in the pieces on display in the manner of a hypertext rather than by using traditional historiographic resources; such codes are also integrated into the spatial design, which deconstructs traditional compartmentalisation and its use of bulky walls, favouring instead independent cells with extremely thin, almost virtual separations. In terms of both content and architecture, the system makes it possible to establish fluid thematic relationships that move beyond mere chronology.