XPO – U N W I N N A B L E
Talía Falcón Nizarane
Period: 22/09 – 27/09/2020 12:00-17:00
Opening: 24/09/2020 at 19:00
Location: XPO, Stroinksbleekweg 2, 7523 ZL, Enschede (NL)
Due to the COVID-19 measures, limited people can visit the exhibition-space at the same time, so the opening will partly take place outside
Talía Falcón Nizarane (Havana, Cuba, 1997) is a young artist committed with the topic of the social role of arts. She studied at “San Alejandro Academy” and at “ISA University of Arts of Cuba” before coming to Enschede for a three months residence program at Artist Residencies Enschede (ARE). She now presents the solo exhibition “UNWINNABLE” as a conclusion of her journey, a journey marked by the appearance of a world-scale threat.
It all started with the posters Talía faced when coming to The Netherlands from Zurich, where she spent some time working. “Stay at home, save lives” sounds now like an almost universal quote. But what to do when one does not have a place to call “home” where to “stay at”? Or when a bigger threat coexists with you inside?
From the biggest poster hanging on the street to the tiny words written in our passports, language shapes the world around and inside every one of us. It decides which doors we can open, and which must still remain close.
“UNWINNABLE” reflects on the malleability, yet rigidity inherent to written language and in the complexity it brings into human relationships in times of crisis.
This exhibition has been made possible by Artist Residencies Enschede, XPO Enschede, Zürcher Hochschule der Künste and Art as Foundation Switzerland.