Paco Vacas

Instituto de la Juventud

The art of Paco Vacas is the product of a meditation on interior experience. His remarks echo those of Georges Bataille, in which he proposes that given interior experience cannot originate in dogma (the moral attitude), nor in science (knowledge), nor in the search for esthetic and/or experimental procedures, but that it must originate in itself. Thus, the experience is formed by its own authority.

“I call experience a journey to the limit of the possible for man,” says Bataille—a journey by which the inescapable fusion of the unknown and the individual is reached. For Bataille, the object is an unknown entity, and the individual reveals himself through the unknown. For Vacas, that journey is the experience born of necessity. Thus, the layout of this show has nothing to do with what is usually understood by exhibition: the display of a series of objects or elements, arranged in a manner

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