Appealing to political matter involves naming coincidences between likeminded curatorial proposals — made visible over these months in the Museo — the manufacturing of which encompasses at once subject matter and care, form and delicacy, craftsmanship and communal living. These acts affect ostensibly old media, upholding an artisan understanding of technology, opening out towards a general public, delaying times and processes. Thus, the understanding of wood and linoleum used in etchings modulates a resistance to the rise of historical fascism, according to Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, in much the same way as the connection of presents and pasts in Latin American history via expanded forms in precarious and ephemeral supports running through struggles and movements, bodies and desires, in accordance with the research of the Southern Conceptualisms Network. It means to understand art-making as ways of loving, materialising in works which are genuinely mixed, and attempts to operate in the gaps, the spaces, the limits of what is and is not word, voice, body or human, in tune with Alejandra Riera’s exhibition proposal. Political matter requires a non-dissociation of art and politics with regard to artisan work, and modes of occupying time and the relationship it articulates.
Therefore, these learnings are the result of an expanded concept of graphic art — in relation to matter that wants to be political, form that wants to be time, work that wants to be care — and are connected via this third Temporary Intensity Zone (TIZ), discerning that which is minor, which falls under the radars of social life, requiring its own procedures for access. These are tools which put forward a sociology of ordinary culture, the intensities of which formalise the film-making of Gonzalo García-Pelayo, for instance, or the profusion of “graphic bursts” linked to the contemporary demands of movements and neighbourhoods, also linked to the matter of those voices with which their memories are entwined, and always placing the stress on the sensitive and the specific, as well as other undertakings included in this programme.