"Pablo Genovés " advances with a mastery of processes that seek to serve a significant transformative imagination."
Elena vozmediano, El CULTURAL de El Mundo.
"It is, perhaps, a representation of nature mercilessly arm-wrestling with culture."
Ángeles García. EL PAIS Cultura
“In his theatrical photographs, palaces, cathedrals or libraries are violently invaded by outsiders, and subsequently transformed by them."
Josina Suárez. Agenda Tentaciones EL PAIS.
Museums, palaces, churches, libraries ... areas of culture, knowledge and history, of memory, flooded by water, swept through by ruins, owned by destruction (three disturbing metaphors of time), and accompanied by a strange and disquieting industrial "noise" of machinery and equipment. Francisco Carpio for ABCDe las artes.
Francisco Carpio for ABCDe las artes.
"Is renovation possible when catastrophe rises up before us as the natural and eternal state of things? In the images of Pablo Genovés, destruction transgresses the laws of time and establishes its own chronology. The symbols and fictions of our culture apparently succumb in the face of the irruption of the untameable: mechanical natures, monumental in their disproportion and now out of all control. But hiding behind this aggression is a secret pact of compromise. The pre-existing and its end are offered each aware of the other, in the warmth of a historical intimacy. In this Cronología del ruido, the spaces of representation - museums, theatres or churches - are revealed as enormous apparatuses of engineering: machines for the generation of myths which when cracked show their steel innards. In his images, Genovés locates our myths and values in an arc of time and he tenses them to their limit, up to the moment immediately prior to tearing, necessary for the percussion. Like the metal which, when struck, faithfully reproduces a noise of storm.”
Palaces, cathedrals and libraries, reflections of power, knowledge and religion from an age, are violently invaded by outsiders that modify and pervert (we do not know if in perpetuity) at a time suspended - the one which Genovés portrays - beginning and end of something, draining the silence that precedes and follows major disasters.
Alicia Murría. ARTECONTEXTO
...gives graphic symbolism to the dictionary of our era: noise, storm, catastrophe, demolition....
Noemi Mendez para ARTE y PARTE
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