Museum exhibition

Phenomena: Perspective for an Introduction to the MUSAC Collection

Diango Hernández
MUSAC, León, France
22 March - 15 September 2024

Curatorship: Koré Escobar

Titled Phenomena: Perspective for an Introduction to the MUSAC Collection, a selection of works are presented in such a way that their physical presence invites the viewer to immerse themselves in the experience, allowing them to gain an intuitive understanding that goes beyond the exhibition itself.

From the Greek word Phainomenon, the term phenomenon etymologically refers to something that is both perceptible and present, as well as something that is merely an appearance. The dictionary of the Real Academia de la Lengua Española echoes this definition and adds that a phenomenon can also be described as “something extraordinary and surprising."

Transcendental phenomenology, popularised by Edmund Husserl at the end of the 19th century, proposed a system that aimed to understand "reality" through the study of phenomena. However, the philosophical and aesthetic movements that were consolidated in the second half of the 20th century challenged the foundations of phenomenology. While acknowledging the significant contributions of deconstruction, post-structuralism and post-modernism to contemporary visual art, this exhibition focuses primarily on exploring the artistic and emotional value of the works, inviting the viewer on a sensual journey that provides a refuge from the overwhelm generated by information overload.

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