Curators: María Berríos, Renata Cervetto, Lisette Lagnado, and Agustín Pérez Rubio
The Berlin Biennale continues sharing its process presenting Experience 3: Affect Archives. Osías Yanov is one of two participants in this exhibition which explores different tracings of the body and the imprints of its collective geographies. Their contributions center around the obstacles and objects that keep us apart, but that occasionally become penetrable, allowing bodies to press together, move through, and flow. How can we understand bodies as reservoirs of historical and sensual memories, bodies as borders in and of themselves?
Osías Yanov is a multidisciplinary artist whose projects include performances, events, installations, drawings, sculptures, and videos. As an artist of performative actions, he draws on cultural objects and memories that affect our bodily ways of being in the world—and with each other. The archaic and instinctual knowledge carried within us is a focus of his work, tracing the way this embodied archive is used and expanded through our daily interactions. Through an immersive installation caressed by soft colored light, sculptural objects are constructed using spoons, as objects of sensual significance for the mouth, the body, and the tongue, symbolizing the permeability of the body. His project includes excursions that Yanov will carry out in the surroundings of Wedding and other spaces throughout the city. As part of his artistic project, he frequented a nudist colony in Córdoba, Argentina. In his queer/cuir practice of ser con el otro [being with others], Yanov uses play and the language of bodies in motion to disarticulate stereotypes and other fixed territories.
Yanov is currently participating in DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program and will be featured at the gallery’s booth in the Diálogos section of ARCO Madrid, February 26-March 1