Kepa Garraza - This is the end of the world as you know it
May 8, 2015
It opens on May, 8th at Fundación BilbaoArte in Bilbao a solo show by the artist Kepa Garraza. " This is the end of the world as you know it" is a project built up in the form of a fictional story about the nearby future. This narration is composed of multiple scenes ,presented in chronological order, to recreate a story which shows us a dystopic future . A Kind of negative utopia, a future consequence of modern society but with completely undesirable results . This project aims to think about the economic crisis and its social consequences. Also tries to show the constant feeling of no future that emerge in contemporary societies. Another basic aspect of this project is to discuss about the increasingly fuzzy boundary between journalistic image (commonly accepted as a truthful witness ) and the fictional images. That increasingly common reality that forces the viewer to live in a increasingly uncertain world, more fuzzy and with only relative truths.
Photo credit: Kepa Garraza, U.S. marine standing in front of Kim Il Sung´s statue in Grand People's Study Ho, 2014, oil on canvas, 200 x 260 cm. Courtesy the artist