visual arts

Le syndrome d’Ulysse

Luis Carlos Tovar • Curated by Maria Santoyo

from 07 to 30 June 2019

Petite Galerie - Cité internationale des arts
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During his residence at the Cité internationale des arts, Luis Carlos Tovar is continuing his questioning of the cartographic space started in 2015 and pursued during his residency at the Musée du Quai Branly in 2018 with the serie Cartographies of Escape, this time proposing a more material experimentation composed of sculptural pieces and a sound installation. Migrants, after months of persecution, uprooting, isolation and fear, may fall into the state of despair that psychiatry calls Ulysses syndrome, in reference to our mythical past. Luis Carlos Tovar reconstructs the remains of this syndrome, not only to change our political perception of space, but also its temporal dimension. The ancient heroes who sailed the Mediterranean Sea are now anonymous remnants of our coasts.


A talk will be organised on June 11th (7 pm) at the Maison de l'Amérique Latine as part of the "L'oeil pense" cycle. It will focus on the exhibition in the presence of Luis Carlos Tovar and Spanish curator Maria Santoyo.


Luis Carlos Tovar (Colombia) is a recipient of the Visual Arts Committees of the Cité internationale des arts.

This event is organized with the support of the IESA Latin America Department and is part of the Latin America and Caribbean Week.

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