Patricia Esquivias. Cardón cardinal

From: Thursday, 13 May 2021

To: Sunday, 27 June 2021

Place: Sala Z

Cardón Cardinal tells an extended version of an event that occurred 26 years ago: moving a giant cactus, a Pachycereus pringlei, 17 metres high and weighing 18 tons, from the deserts  of Baja California to the gardens of the Mexican Pavilion for the Universal Exposition of Seville in 1992.We see a computer screen that presents us with the images of a trip to Mexico and another to Seville, while a voiceover shares with us the research carried out in an attempt to understand the presence of this abandoned cactus in Seville.

Patricia Esquivias was born in Caracas and grew up in Madrid. She trained in London (1997- 2001) and furthered her studies in San Francisco (2005-2007). Her work has been displayed in solo exhibitions at Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid, Langenhagen Kunstverein, Stacion Pristina, CA2M Móstoles, MARCO Vigo, Hammer Museum, Museo Reina Sofía and White Columns, as well as in group exhibitions such as Querer parecer noche, CA2M; Arte y cultura en torno a 1992, CAAC; Ficciones y territorios, Museo Reina Sofía, and When Things Cast No Shadow, 5th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art.


The Z Gallery (Z for zinema, cinema in Basque) programme aims to bring to the public authors interested in searching for new narrative forms by questioning the genres that historically categorise cinematographic language. 2021 season of the programme we want to highlight the interest and research deployed by their authors on the idea of the collective, as well as the ways in which to continue thinking and working together to project a shared future.

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