The exhibition culminates a series of works around the 'walls' that we build to protect ourselves from the others,
from what is strange or we want it to be so, from those who do not want
to share our wealth and welfare with. Or to protect the fruits of
plundering and domination, the supposed superiority of race and
religion, or simply to protect ourselves from our own fears.
It all started when I saw the photo of these girls in Abu-Dis, striving
to go to school, crossing a gap in the wall that surrounds Palestine:
From there I went to develop the various works on The
Wall, which can be viewed on this website:
The Wall, in
Montcada, the work Break
Down the Walls, in the Reixac Chapel, the site break
down the walls and the exhibition Break Down the
Walls in the exhibition hall A
Punt in Badalona, among others.
In this exhibition The Wall-Utopia of Thorns, the second that I have the pleasure to display in the College of Quantity Surveyors and Architectural Technicians of Barcelona, presenting two installations alluding to the wall:
Half barring the entrance, we are called out by a few large half demolished blocks, similar to the Israeli wall surrounding Palestine. Therefore, they are also similar to the work Break Down The Walls.