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  • Fuentesal Arenillas, Untitled (Familia), 2022, iroko wood, sapele, pine, mahogany, iron, vinegar, chipboard, canvas, cardboard. 47 1⁄4 × 110 1⁄4 × 18 1⁄2". Photo: David Zarzoso.

    Fuentesal Arenillas, Untitled (Familia), 2022, iroko wood, sapele, pine, mahogany, iron, vinegar, chipboard, canvas, cardboard. 47 1⁄4 × 110 1⁄4 × 18 1⁄2". Photo: David Zarzoso.

    Fuentesal Arenillas

    Galería Luis Adelantado | Valencia

    In southern Spain, old houses have two doors. The first one opens onto the street; the second, located a few feet farther back, opens into the house interior. The vestibule between the two, which is both public and private, is known as a casapuerta—literally, house door. It is an interstitial space, a place of transition but also of shelter, where acquaintances (visitors) and strangers (passersby taking shelter from the rain, perhaps) wait. It is not inconsequential that this small place, which is and is not home, is named with a hybrid, almost contradictory word.

    Casapuerta” was the title that

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