Exhibition Zentrum | 19.06.2010 - 15.09.2010
Word, Action and Risk
During his over forty years of artistic activity, Clemente Padín condensed several profiles: poet, critic, curator, editor and networker, acting in a territory where art and activism mingled.
His trajectory reveals an effort to overcome the canonical forms of artistic creation and circulation, as well as the limits imposed by the military dictatorships which devastated the Latin American continent in the years 1960/70. In his works, Padín applies strategies of reproduction and dissemination of information according to technological, social and subjective changes related to the transformations of the artistic communicating circuits.
He follows the variations in the techniques of reproduction over time: typewriting machine, off-set, photocopy, serigraphy, video, photography and, finally, digital art. In Mail art network, within the orbit of exchange established among artists from all over the world, Clemente Padín represented a point of reference in South America.