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07 September 2013
Feiko Beckers contra las vacaciones – en el Palais de Tokyo

Glòria Guso


En el Palais de Tokyo (Pavilion) puede verse actualmente Safe and Sound (2013), obra de Feiko Beckers que trata de convencernos de que lo mejor que podemos hacer en vacaciones es quedarnos en casa. Un discurso basado en la dicotomía entre el poder contar buenas historias y el trastorno de salirse de la norma. Todos preferimos una narración trepidante a un relato de viaje plácido pero, ¿quién quiere irse de casa para que le cuenten cosas horribles? Beckers ataca también la posibilidad de una segunda residencia: ¿por qué salir de una para meterse en otra? Concluye que nuestra vida, para ser estructurada y segura, no debería ocupar más espacio que un apartamento de una sola habitación.

Glòria Guso is an art historian and a researcher in the social sciences. She was born in the periphery of Barcelona but lives in Paris and her second home is Germany. For her PhD thesis in sociology she studies the international mobility of the visual arts professionals. She writes, coordinates, edits, documents and criticizes.

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