This exhibition project devoted to artist Néstor Sanmiguel Diest (Zaragoza, 1949) offers the chance to examine his art-making from the late 1980s to the present day. Far from setting out an exhaustive survey or anthology, the show sketches a kind of cartography, whereby pieces executed at different points along the artist’s career are interrelated. Sanmiguel Diest defines his practice as the “craft of evading”, a premise which materialises in the way he positions himself on the periphery, not just geographically but also technically and materially, directly resulting in the scarce visibility of his work, until recently. This evasion or distancing from art’s hegemonic narratives and accounts have worked as a tactic and a method, fuelling thought which questions the modes of contemporary production and their conception of time.
6 june, 2022