Becoming Objectified

An exhibition by the students on the Metàfora Arts Studio
at La Galeria by Lastcrit, Carrer de Méndez Núñez, 7, 08003 Barcelona

Curated by Gabriel Virgilio Luciani

Showcasing artwork by: Pedro Carapeto, Siri Cyrillus, Hannah Fitzgerald, Brent Foster, Cristina Grecchi, Stina Pedersen, Anusha Ramesh, Jane Roberts, Julia Reis and Laura Torres Brunet

Objects, our everyday things, and immediate surroundings have come under new speculation in the past 30 years. With branches of metaphysics such as Object-Oriented Ontology, we’ve come to realise that there are different forms of consciousness that are non-biological and non-anthropocentric.

Objects too have a soul, unlike our common accusations of them being ‘inanimate’ —from the Latin, in(not), animatus(life/soul). Moving beyond esoterics and even spirituality (or reinterpreting both), artists have helped us understand how objects and materials have a particular way of vibrating, breathing and moving around in their own agency.