ASTRY is a “meta-haiku” that represents, at the same time, the idea of “as a try” and “ashtray”. Ashtrays are an object of special interest to Alejandro Palacín as an archetype of the object-function, as a symbol of the possibility of satisfying our needs through creative production as an alternative to consumption. From this perspective, the exhibition will be developed as a site-specific that will try to burn up different objects-functional (within a neutral position) that pretend to be unnoticed and that builds up what we understand as an “exhibition”. This is a project by Alejandro Palacín in collaboration with the platform “Gracias por su visita” (Sjors Bindels and Pol Ricart Herms) that faces a dialogue between the curatorial and the artistic practice with an experimental attitude.
ASTRY is an exhibition presented by NoguerasBlanchard within the framework of Art Nou 2019, organized by Art Barcelona Associació de Galeries.
Alejandro Palacín (Barcelona, 1989) gradutated in Fine Arts at Facultat de Belles Arts de Barcelona at Universitat de Barcelona (2015), and has a master degree in Production and Artistic Research also at Universitat de Barcelona (2017). In 2018 he presented the project Jugar com una fruita no és jugar with Mònica Planes in Fundació Arranz-Bravo. Also he participated in the exhibition Fuegoscruzadosrebotantes curated by Luis Bisbe in Halfhouse. Previously, his work has been presented at Fabra i Coats. Centre d’Art Contemporani, Espronceda center for art and culture, Biennale Jeune Création Européenne (2017-2018), XX Biennal d’Art Contemporani Català (2016-2017).