The Luminous Interval: The D.Daskalopoulos Collection, Guggenheim Bilbao
The Luminous Interval: The D.Daskalopoulos Collection "explores the coexistence of hope and despair within the human condition, with a particular focus on concepts of alienation, trauma, corporeality, and cultural identity." Selected works:
Rivane Neuenschwander's video Contigent, made my letting ants loose on a world map made of honey, questioning consumption of the world's natural resources.
The Saints, by Paul Pfeiffer. Pfeiffer uses footage from the 1966 World Cup final between England and West Germany, overlaying the soundtrack with a constructed audio and video clip of a crowd of 1000 Filiponos re-enacting the original crowds' actions and cheers. The videos of both the original match and the re-staged version of the spectators are shown side by side. The sound dominates the space, and attention is also drawn to a tiny screen showing a video in which the ball and all but one of the players has been edited out, leaving one single person running aimlessly around a field.
Body Milk by Alexandros Psychoulis is a re-constructed scene of a blown up supermarket made entirely out of pink string.
Dependance/Independence by Annette Messager, who classically explores themes of memory, nostalgia and loss. Made by string, photographs, objects and sewn words cascading from the ceiling, the details are captivating and in entirety forms the shape of a heart.
The Luminous Interval also includes work by Damien Hirst, Paul McCarthy, Mona Hatoum, William Kentridge, Thomas Hirschhorn, Kiki Smith, and Paul Chan.