"We Promise to Never Wake Up": Still Life

26 Jan 2019 – 23 Mar 2019

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Gallery Nosco

Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France


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"We Are Promising to Never Waking Up": Still Life
A solo exhibition of Jose Carlos and Jose Luis Martinat


Gallery Nosco is proud to present the firts solo exhibition of twin brothers Jose Carlos and Jose Luis Martinat in Europe.

‘At a time when voices are heard from the philosophy announcing the death of representative democracy, the Martinat Mendoza brothers, JoséLuisand JoséCarlos(Tate Modern-London, Perez Museum-Miami, Sharjah Museum-UEA, Göteborg Museum-Sweden, MoMa-New-York) have created bronzes that evoke this possible change of paradigm.

Sculptures made with symbols from Political parties, both Left and Right, of the 20th and the beginning of the 21st century, when the market, survival and corruption show the failure of utopian political visions.

Political marketing has stormed the mass media to sell us beautiful ideas, a faith of change and a messiah that will guide us to the promised land at the low cost of one vote: mark a symbol.

“We Promise to Never Wake Up”: Still Lifeuses repeated iconography as prayers, graphic manipulation perpetuated in bronze, like objects of an extinct pagan cult, that will have to be found at some point in the future when we have, I hope, a more fraternal way of relating to each other.

Meanwhile, these pieces are a forecast of a possible change in our way of understanding politics, a powerful omen’.

Bili Sanchez Montenegro

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Exhibiting artists

Jose Carlos & Jose Luis Martinat


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