Agencia en porvenir, 2018
Arts Santa Mònica

Inverting the exhibitionism that often comes with a career retrospective, Agencia en porvenir formulates an exercise in rethinking and appropriating Javier Peñafiel’s work, in which essay and biography are inextricably intertwined, aiming to focus on the characteristic «enigmas» that inhabit it. By means of these phrases, radical in their ambiguity and containing strong critical essays on contemporaneity, the exhibition reflects on the future before us.

Agencia en porvenir thus becomes a research process, a space of exchange, personal relationships and collective actions that, choosing to inhabit inherited and still unaccomplished utopias, becomes a device free of productivity, willing to communicate without proselytism and wishing to advance future tasks, caring for the present and therefore refusing eternal postponement.

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