26.400 € – 46.200 €
THE CONDEMNED TO LIFE is a project in which absence is the protagonist. Abel Azcona presented this work in Dhaka at the Asian Art Biennale, National Art Gallery of Bangladesh in 2018. In it different children are part of the installation for a few hours as a metaphor for the unprotected children of Bangladesh where extreme poverty leaves children at the mercy of a voracious and predatory society. The project began with the photography taken at the Konvent Contemporary Art Center with the collaboration of the Catalan photographer Jordi Plana, where the artist presented an installation consisting of a chair and a child. Days before, he had spoken with different children, victims of sexual abuse. Finally, a volunteer boy from the Museum, with the consent of his mother, remained seated in the chair. What we see in the installation is a helpless child, in a waiting situation, totally vulnerable, but, above all, alone. The absence, the result of sexual abuse in the family home, remains with the child. The play also talks about the feelings resulting from the abuse, Azcona has addressed this issue repeatedly. This facility created great controversy and was closed early due to protests from local visitors.
Photography. 200 x 300 cm
Digital printing on medium weight matte photographic paper. Wood-framed
Complete installation includes photography and seat used in the performance.
8 Analog photographs. Portraits of children
Impresión digital sobre sobre papel fotográfico mate, gramaje medio
29 x 42 cm