Wednesday, September 5th, @19h30
Carrer d’Espronceda 326, nave 5. Barcelona
Dalia Baassiri explores her world through daily activities that have their core of action in the household, understood as a home and a protective refuge. This process gets the artist to question the meaning of everyday life, the interiority of the human soul and the adversities of life: conflicts and natural catastrophes that lead to destruction.
Furthermore, she turns the graphite into a mediator, since, in addition to its conventional use as a drawing tool, it is used as a metaphor for the dust and dirt of our daily life. Therefore, the artist discovers a new energy in everyday life, which leads her to reconsider the function of objects and transforms her personal experience into a universal reflection on the fragility of human existence, where home symbolizes vulnerability.
With Vesuvius Baassiri continues her research project about the ordinary, the dirt and destruction caused by man and nature. But here she uses the unpredictability of events as a metaphor, symbolized by the volcanic incandescence understood as a radical change of the ordinary. Thus, the abandoned houses of Beirut and the natural catastrophes are translated into a universal experience of the ephemeral and the instability of our time.
An investigation that Dalia Baassiri, as a resident artist in Espronceda, also links to her stay and the ordinary life in Barcelona. The project is carried out in cooperation with the Arte Laguna Prize of Venice.