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Devoto’s y exvoto’s

Exhibition  /  05 May 2007  -  03 Jun 2007
Published: 30.04.2007
Gallery Villa De Bondt
Management:
Willem Vandekerckhove
Jorge Manilla. Necklace: Cuando el pájaro canta..., 2007. Karton, zilver, goud, porselein. 38 cm. Jorge Manilla
Necklace: Cuando el pájaro canta..., 2007
Karton, zilver, goud, porselein
38 cm
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In his most recent work, the Mexican artist Jorge Manilla creates a fragmentary and symbolic visualisation of Mexican (childhood)memories.

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Jorge Manilla
In his most recent work, the Mexican artist Jorge Manilla creates a fragmentary and symbolic visualisation of Mexican (childhood)memories. A play of zooming in and zooming out, microcosm and macrocosm. Quintessential in each piece is the detailed photographic point of view, noticeable in the meticulously framed observations from the past. Close-ups of anonymous arms and hands, during the ritual act of attaching amulets in the magnificently decorated Mexican churches, compose phantasmagorical mental collages of cut limbs. The surrealistic effect of these framings is even increased by the remembrance-images of the Mexican milagros (amulets/ex-voto’s in metal), which represent themselves limbs and organs corresponding the nature of the wished favour. (…) Amorphous structures in layered brown cardboard, evoking associations with organs and human parts, function as the framed focus-elements within the clusters of memories. As much as their organic concept, it is their texture and colour that refers to human limbs; as a skin that encloses inner life. (…) Just like the horror vacui-aspect, manifest in the overwhelming Mexican church interiors, these suggestive cardboard fragments are combined with an accumulation of religious and symbolic elements in porcelain, silver and mirrors. (…) In these pieces the ephemeral becomes eternal.

Evelien Bracke 


Jorge Manilla. Necklace: Juicio histórico, 2007. Karton, zilver, spiegel, katoen. Jorge, ManillaNecklace / neckpiece: Juicio histórico, 2007Karton, zilver, spiegel, katoen. Jorge Manilla
Necklace: Juicio histórico, 2007
Karton, zilver, spiegel, katoen


Jorge, Manilla
Necklace / neckpiece: Juicio histórico, 2007
Karton, zilver, spiegel, katoen

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Jorge Manilla. Necklace: Libres de pecado, 2006. Toermalijn, zilver. 30 cm. Jorge Manilla
Necklace: Libres de pecado, 2006
Toermalijn, zilver
30 cm
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Jorge Manilla. Necklace: A mis amores, 2007. Lint, zilver. 32 cm. Jorge Manilla
Necklace: A mis amores, 2007
Lint, zilver
32 cm
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Jorge Manilla. Necklace: La marcha de mis hermanos, 2006. Silver. 30 cm. Jorge Manilla
Necklace: La marcha de mis hermanos, 2006
Silver
30 cm
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Jorge Manilla. Necklace: Dualidad negada, 2007. Porselein, zilver, karton, koord. 38 cm. Jorge Manilla
Necklace: Dualidad negada, 2007
Porselein, zilver, karton, koord
38 cm
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Jorge Manilla. Necklace: Estructuras, 2006. Katoen, zilver. 32 cm. Jorge Manilla
Necklace: Estructuras, 2006
Katoen, zilver
32 cm
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Jorge Manilla. Necklace: No me sé hincar, 2007. Karton, porselein, goud, nylon draad. 38 cm. Jorge Manilla
Necklace: No me sé hincar, 2007
Karton, porselein, goud, nylon draad
38 cm
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Jorge Manilla. Necklace: Memorias devotas, 2007. Porselein, zilver. 30 cm. Jorge Manilla
Necklace: Memorias devotas, 2007
Porselein, zilver
30 cm
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Jorge Manilla. Necklace: Altar para los habitantes de una gran ciudad, 2007. Karton, zilver, porselein, been, katoen. 36 cm. Jorge Manilla
Necklace: Altar para los habitantes de una gran ciudad, 2007
Karton, zilver, porselein, been, katoen
36 cm
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