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Cabello/Carceller, Rapping Philosophy: Foucault, Sontag, Butler, Mbembe, 2016. Performance view, May 13. MC Hábil Harry. Photo: Oak Taylor-Smith.

Cabello/Carceller

Galería Elba Benitez

Cabello/Carceller, Rapping Philosophy: Foucault, Sontag, Butler, Mbembe, 2016. Performance view, May 13. MC Hábil Harry. Photo: Oak Taylor-Smith.

Helena Cabello and Ana Carceller, a Madrid-based duo active since 1992, have effectively intermingled a committed pedagogical stance with an art practice based on photography, video, performance, and writing. Deeply imbued with a solid feminist discourse, their work invariably emphasizes the voices of the minorities that were and are abusively marginalized by Eurocentric modernist canons. This approach inevitably encompasses a reevaluation of the concept of authorship; the standard image of the white male genius is systematically undermined, not only by means of a practice developed by a two-woman team but, starting in 2004, through more extensive collaborations, very often with amateurs. Thus they’ve invited a number of women to reinterpret, through photographs and videos, iconic and idealized masculine roles from legendary movies in acclaimed works such as Casting: James Dean

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