Love as a Political Force
Géza, 306 Maujer
After a special screening of Amor Rojo (2022), at 5pm, Dora García speaks about her most recent film trilogy of the same title, comprising two medium-length films and a feature-length film, two books, four exhibitions, several workshops, as well as a magazine. A collective process from the get-go, this project involved people from different geographies and generations. The connecting tissue is Russian revolutionary, sex activist, writer, diplomat Alexandra Kollontai (1872-1952), and more specifically how her ideas have been disseminated and transformed over more than a century and across different continents. While the terminology shifted, the struggle has consistently centered on two principles: love as a political force transcending the romantic couple and the family, and feminism striving beyond gender equality, aiming to overhaul the gender status quo.
Image: Amor Rojo is part of Rituals of Speaking, a film-led exhibition series that explores how artists represent the voices of others through collective storytelling.
Dora García lives and works in Oslo. She often works with film, performance, and theater. Her research focuses on contemporary history, ethics, and politics.
Dora García represented Spain at the 54th Venice Biennial in 2011. Her works have been exhibited internationally in museums and biennials, such as MuHKA, Antwerp; the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; Fondation d’Entreprise Hermès, Brussels; Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto; Fonderie Darling - Centre d’Arts Visuels, Montreal; FRAC Île-de-France, Paris; Tate Modern, London; Centre Georges-Pompidou, Paris; as well as (d)OCUMENTA 13 in Kassel, 2nd Athens Biennial, Lyon Biennial, 29th São Paulo Biennial, and the Gwangju Biennial. This is her first solo show in New York.