Libia Castro and Ólafur Ólafsson I Gabinete Literario
Your country doesn’t exist
Libia Castro and Ólafur Ólafsson at Sala de Arte Social Clara Muñoz í Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Spain
Opening: 13th dic 19:30 h
Performance: 13th dic 20:00 h
On Friday, December 13, the Gabinete Literario will inaugurate the exhibition “Your country doesn’t exist”, by the artist duo Libia Castro and Ólafur Ólafsson, on the occasion of the reopening of the Social Art Hall “Clara Muñoz”, directed by PSJM (Cynthia Viera and Pablo San José).
Libia Castro and Ólafur Ólafsson are based in Rotterdam, Berlin and Reykjavik, and have been working as a team since 1997. They have represented Iceland in the 54th Venice Biennale (2011) and their works have been seen in other major international events such as Manifesta 7 (2008) or the 19th Sydney Biennial (2014). With a conceptual, multidisciplinary and contextual approach, the works of Libia and Ólafur focus on the creation of experimental situations and environments through installations, sculptures, videos, photographs or any means at their disposal that serves to address spatial, existential, social and political issues.
The Clara Muñoz Hall, a space that was beautifully rehabilitated in the last decade, has remained closed for years. Now, thanks to the support of the Department of Culture of the Canarian government, the Social Art Hall, which was launched by the PSJM team in 2018, moves to this new location in order to continue showing, on an ongoing basis, the work of artists with international scope who address social issues.