To fight against the oppressive yet fluid and immaterial system, This site is under Revolution looks for tools of empowerment, mechanisms of distraction, and schemes to regain agency. It focuses on how artists disentangle the social, cultural, historical, gendered implications of identity in the post-digital society, and explore the virtual sphere as the terrain to trigger civil transgression.
Through a selection of works that move across media – from sound to performance, from digital to print – the exhibition explores the power of minimal gestures to critique and challenge uneven ways of representation that perpetuate dominant conventions. The artists embrace their inherent vulnerability, subverting the discourse of protection and paternalism, and to transform it into political agency. They adamantly depict the un-representedness to overturn the current situation of partisanship and distrust, whether by means of speculation, by delving into the politics of knowledge dissemination, or by decoding and confronting the viewer with the tacit rules that generate structures of inclusion and exclusion.
This site is under Revolution transforms the museum into an agent, and the exhibition into a live scenario - expanding its limits with discursive events such as workshops, discussions and performances, both online and offline. The exhibition takes place at MMOMA at the Gogolevsky Boulevard, where The Decemberist planned their uprising against the Tsar, continues in the digital realm through the platform CosmosCarl.co.uk, and uses the digital vocabulary to plot strategies of post-digital resistance on its vernacular.In this way, it delves into the politics and poetics of representation and identity in the post-digital society. Thus facilitating new ways of engaging with our realities beyond the Eurocentric, accelerated views of the present, and looking at them refracted through prisms of disparity, empowerment, and agency.
Besides that she works as Art Editor for Fireflies Magazine, and she has recently published “Authenticity? Observations and artistic practices for the post-digital era” with Valiz in Amsterdam.
Barbara is an alumna of curatorial programme of de Appel, and hold a BA in Journalism from the Complutense University and a MA in Arts and Culture from the University of Maastricht.In addition she has been awarded with Inéditos 2017, a prize for emerging curators in Spain; and the Botín Foundation grant for young Curators in 2014/2015. Also she has been a resident at Rupert in Vilnius, Tokyo Arts and Space in Japan and Cité des Arts in Paris.