proyecto GUERRERO

In December 2020 the sculptor Susana Guerrero and several members of the Massiva Research Group, initiated the trilogy Proyecto Guerrero. Three independent sets that hybridize sculptural installation and video art, conceived on the artist’s own discourse and the relationships that her work and imaginary maintain with Art History, mythology and the “anthropology of experience” (the work with the everyday).

 

The first part of this trilogy was completed in September 2021, under the title Proyecto Guerrero: La cabeza entre las manos. And it is composed of a documentary video art piece (homonymous) and the sculpture Santa Catalina de Alejandría decapitada (Saint Catherine of Alexandria decapitated). Both are inspired by the rubric of Teresa Diez: “TERESA DIEÇ ME FECIT” found under the frescoes of the Royal Monastery of Santa Clara de Toro (Zamora). Author or possible promoter of one of the few murals of the Spanish Gothic period (14th century) signed by a woman, and dedicated, in this case, to the effigy of Saint Catherine of Alexandria (the blessed whose “golden legend” narrates how in her martyrdom she dismantled a cogwheel with her own faith, before being beheaded by the emperor Maxentius (306-312). And both recover the work of these enigmatic figures of Gothic art, reflecting on the temporal contexts, the symbolic and cultural imprints, and the creative processes that interweave the impulses of both creators, Díez-Guerrero, from the inspiration of Saint Catherine.

In December 2020 the sculptor Susana Guerrero and several members of the Massiva Research Group, initiated the trilogy Proyecto Guerrero. Three independent sets that hybridize sculptural installation and video art, conceived on the artist’s own discourse and the relationships that her work and imaginary maintain with Art History, mythology and the “anthropology of experience” (the work with the everyday).

The first part of this trilogy was completed in September 2021, under the title Proyecto Guerrero: La cabeza entre las manos. And it is composed of a documentary video art piece (homonymous) and the sculpture Santa Catalina de Alejandría decapitada (Saint Catherine of Alexandria decapitated). Both are inspired by the rubric of Teresa Diez: “TERESA DIEÇ ME FECIT” found under the frescoes of the Royal Monastery of Santa Clara de Toro (Zamora). Author or possible promoter of one of the few murals of the Spanish Gothic period (14th century) signed by a woman, and dedicated, in this case, to the effigy of Saint Catherine of Alexandria (the blessed whose “golden legend” narrates how in her martyrdom she dismantled a cogwheel with her own faith, before being beheaded by the emperor Maxentius (306-312). And both recover the work of these enigmatic figures of Gothic art, reflecting on the temporal contexts, the symbolic and cultural imprints, and the creative processes that interweave the impulses of both creators, Díez-Guerrero, from the inspiration of Saint Catherine.

The project has been financed with a Research Project Grant awarded in a competitive call by the UMH (RR 03792/2021) and, in its trajectory, this first part of the project has won the first prize in the XIV Mulier Mulieris call (Alicante), and has been exhibited at the CONTEXT Art Fair (Miami), the 532 Thomas Jaeckel Art Gallery (New York), the Iberoamericana de Toro (Zamora), the Museum of Contemporary Art of Alicante, the house of Zamora (Madrid), and the Accademia de Belle Arti de Venecia (Italy). Media such as Días de Cine (RTVE), Cinemanía, Makma, La Opinión (Zamora) or Diario Información (Alicante), have published their results and interviewed their authors.

The project has been financed with a Research Project Grant awarded in a competitive call by the UMH (RR 03792/2021) and, in its trajectory, this first part of the project has won the first prize in the XIV Mulier Mulieris call (Alicante), and has been exhibited at the CONTEXT Art Fair (Miami), the 532 Thomas Jaeckel Art Gallery (New York), the Iberoamericana de Toro (Zamora), the Museum of Contemporary Art of Alicante, the house of Zamora (Madrid), and the Accademia de Belle Arti de Venecia (Italy). Media such as Días de Cine (RTVE), Cinemanía, Makma, La Opinión (Zamora) or Diario Información (Alicante), have published their results and interviewed their authors.