01.08.22 → 30.10.22
La Casa Empática
On the occasion of Yamandú Canosa solo show at The Dali Museum in St.Petersburg, Florida (US), visible until October, 30, we would like to go back in time and share with you a film by María Inés Arrillaga featuring another major installation by this brilliant Uruguayan artist. We invite you to revisit La Casa Empática (The Empathic House), an immersive and deeply poetical installation from 2019 which explores the landscape through language. Hosted in the Uruguayan Pavilion during the 58th Venice Biennale, the exhibition was curated by Patricia Bentancur and David Armengol.
La Casa Empática is a discursive and dramatic synthesis that embraces the visual poetry of Yamandú Canosa through a constellation of paintings, drawings, photographs and mural works arranged in space as an inclusive and empathic landscape.
On the one hand, the installation blurs the symbolic connotation of a house or a home and reinterprets it as a result of migratory movements leading to constant cultural interactions. On the other hand, it introduces the notion of empathy and explores our relationship with the Other, necessary to define our own identity and borders.
La Casa Empática alludes to the social and political instability of the contemporary world while honoring the position of complexity and diversity.
“In this landscape of the world, the horizon articulates the iconography of the four walls of the gallery – the South Wall, the East Wall, the North Wall and the West Wall – that place the Uruguayan Pavilion on the map of I Giardini. The Empathic House is entered from the South. The total landscape is completed by the intervention on the façade and by the starry sky installed in the ceiling of the pavilion and its reflection on the floor. The horizon suggested by Yamandú Canosa is our common link and exemplifies the beauty of our equality and our difference. The Empathic House is the house of broken borders.”
– Patricia Bentacur and David Armengol
The film La Casa Empática by María Inés Arrillaga is currently included in Yamandú Canosa’s solo show in Dali Museum in St.Petersburg, FL, USA, on view till October, 30.