Programme of performances in the exhibition Second Time Around, Dora García. MNCARS

The exhibition Dora García. Second Time Around centres on the artist Dora García (Valladolid, 1965), embarking on an open journey around a broad array of her works in diverse formats and mediums — film, performance, texts, drawings — and punctuating some of the constants running through her career. The show outlines the complex network of intellectual reference points — from literature to more marginal or heterodox frames of reference – her artistic practice draws from as it circulates fiction, performance and what García refers to as the “illusion of the human psyche” produced by everything.

The exhibition is accompanied by a specific programme of performances by the artist. Carried out during the exhibition period, this initiative seeks to vindicate performance as a privileged medium, moving closer to the core strands in García’s work. In this vein, three main ideas will be illuminated: fiction as a construction of situations, readings understood as a collective process which redefines works and the relationships between readers, and narration as a critical exercise in terms of the roles undertaken. Ultimately, these ideas stress how the capacity for giving form, transforming and dismantling accounts that pass through us is an action of resistance. Updates about the programme of performances here.

Photography: Joaquín Cortés / Román Lores

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Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

Spain, 2018