Maria José
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Putting the body at the center of her artistic research, Maria José Arjona investigates the ways in which memory and culture vie with each other and the related dynamics tied to the production of meaning. For the artist, the body is "an agent for understanding space and time, as fundamental elements for confronting and belonging to the world we live in today." Drawing upon her training as a ballerina, for some years the artist has identified performance as her ideal medium. "Performance art," she says, "moves beyond the vocabulary of what we expect."

In the performance and related video All the others in me, 2012, Arjona involves the viewers in an experience that catches them off guard and addresses preconceptions and stereotypes. [...] 

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