In this program in collaboration with the Atlantic Center of Modern Art, we will delve into the work of Hildegard Hahn with ‘Retro – Retrorreflexion.’ ‘The island, the light, the coast, the sea, the stones, and the hands that rest upon them. All these words associated with the topography of a specific place and the act of inhabiting it generate a new reflection on the fundamental principles that Hildegard Hahn (Koslau – former Czechoslovakia, 1938)’.
The exhibition will be avialable from 20.07.2023 to 21.01.2024.
The encounter between this multidisciplinary artist and dance create a synergy on this occasion to offer an idealized interpretation of Hildegard Hahn’s work through movement.
MASDANZA X CAAM 2023
FRIDAY 27 OCT / THE ATLANTIC CENTRE OF MODERN ART (CAAM) / 19,00 h.
HILDEGARD HAHN ‘RETRO – RETRORREFLEXIÓN’
Curator of the Exhibition and Text > DALIA DE LA ROSA
With the colaboration of > SARA LÓPEZ
Hildegard Hahn ‘Retro – Retroreflection’
«The island, the light, the coast, the sea, the stones, and the hands that rest upon them. All these words associated with the geography of a specific place and the act of inhabiting it generate a new reflection on the fundamental principles that Hildegard Hahn (Koslau – former Czechoslovakia, 1938) has developed in her artistic career. Through observation and constant research, with the island of Gran Canaria as the central focus, the artist has embraced a way of looking that proposes a double movement, a «Retro – Retroreflection.» On one hand, the prefix «retro-» inverts a process, implying a return, an update, the return of light, or something that has been found, synthesized, and restored. On the other hand, «retroreflection,» a scientific concept that refers to the ability of certain structures to reflect light emitted upon them in different directions, serves to approach the body of work as a compilation of a series of reflections in both a luminous and metaphorical sense.
The artist transcends the idea of time beyond a mere ordering of events and decades to show us different retro-reflections based on a series of discursive axes and investigations that her contact with the island territory has generated».