Damián Ontiveros Ramírez (Monterrey N.L. 1974)
A Millon of Good Reasons
Drawing, Painting and Animation
Curator: Karin Pernegger, (Stadtgalerie Schwaz, Austria)

 

"Everyone is always striving to find the most beneficial investment for any capital that has [...] When targeting this activity so as to produce a maximum value, he intends only his own benefit, but in this case as in others, a leads invisible hand to promote an objective that was not in his purposes [...] By pursuing his own interest he frequently promotes that of society more effectually than when he really intends to promote it. "

Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations, Book IV.


The conceptual core of the work of Damian Ontiveros is the domain, polysemous word that is the basis for generating different scenarios of multidisciplinary work in the formal location where the results rebounds in a bricolage that borders between academic and documentary.

Drawings, paintings, photos, videos, actions, sculptures, films, employment contracts, exchanges in kind, art contests for bodybuilders, Ontiveros problematizes the sociological phenomena which is submerged and develop links with public unless liability for amazing cultural responses (because accidents are the surprise, and above all he likes those results).

In this exhibition, Damián Ontiveros Labour talks on the exchange of energies and large hierarchy between employer and employee. How in the series 8 (the 8 Hours Workshop!) Shows the results of four unemployed hire experts in masonry to paint each one a box under the style that fits your character, achieved through a course that express Contemporary Art.

 

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