How to Hold is an interdisciplinary, site-specific installation that re-contextualizes various dimensions of support systems, as found throughout architecture, methods of display, mental processes and social dynamics to become a space-holder for narratives, while playing with the dynamics of a "stage" and its spectator space. How to Hold invites different artists to collaborate with this space-scape; the ongoing exhibit includes a light-scape created by Dutch artist Nikki Hock, a sound-scape created by American artist David Hopkins, and a story-scape written by independent curator Tiago de Abreu Pinto.

Throughout the month and a half of the exhibit's trajectory,  temporary narratives will be brought by other artists; The first stage-activation was brought by San Francisco-based poet Genine Lentine, on May 2nd, with the physical and sound inclusion of her poems Comma and Seven Poses: Drawn from the Model. Her poetry was selected, and visually adapted by Julia Aurora Guzmán, while David Hopkins introduced the recordings to the sound-scape, allowing the spectator to envision them on "stage". 

The second stage-activation will happen during the finissage on Saturday, June 1st, 18:00 - 21:00, with a performance entitled "Orbiting through the Colonnade" with the collaboration between Spanish artist Javier Murugarren and myself, Julia Aurora Guzmán. We will explore the connections between gravity and the different ways of holding space, objects, and ourselves. A search of roundedness in the light and heavy, hung and grounded.

Tiago de Abreu Pinto - How to Hold - Julia Aurora Guzmán

Pillar as Nest
2019, Cement, plastic, marblecast, hydrocal, fiberglass, wax, fabric, mesh, thread, 36 x 184 x 290 cm


Duo-exhibit with Dutch-Vietnamese artist Simone Hoang, at the main section of Art Rotterdam 2019, with Galerie Fontana.

Navigating Through Patterns
2019, Fabric, Mesh, thread, metal, 14 x 188 x 250 cm 

Arch being Held  2018, Metal, plastic, cement , 28 x 43 x 3 cm

Arch being Held
2018, Metal, plastic, cement , 28 x 43 x 3 cm