Volverse cosa exhibits, for the first time in Chile, works of the Argentinian artist Diego Bianchi (Buenos Aires, 1969) produced since 2012. The different materialities, strategies, decisions, and devices that are united in Il Posto, introduce an abjection full of life, in a landscape that to the bare eye is inverted and subterraneous. A home for incomplete stories and the darkest secrets. A place where utopia and pessimism are defined as the same thing.
Bianchi, architect of the fluids, cool urbanist, an ingenious parasite, and porteño collector, creates thinking of where the places are and the bodies that do not exist. All the extremities that hang and cross through his figures emit energy capable of creating endless disruption that is freed against what is impossible and future. This negativity, hostile and affective, is fed with the new and persistent classes of association which are subverted between the bodies and devices. This correspondence enables us to imagine new politics toward the inert while giving us space to think about the places occupied by contradiction and confusion in our dreams and aspirations.
In 2005, paraphrasing Thomas Hirschhorn, Bianchi develops an installation where you can read over a wall full of tape “No a la nostalgia, Sí a la estupidez.” Volverse Cosa is another example of more of this undetermined, but intense peaks of the artist. In the end, everything that it could be, it will be. The cosas of Bianchi occupy for the first time the Il Posto space, filling it with its intensity, findings, falls, prothesis, choreographies and symbols.