“Te toca a tí”
              Mariana Cánepa Luna
              Two pairs of hands play a game of cat’s cradle, forming a star from a loop of string; viewers may imagine one person pulling the string while the other interprets their instructions. This photograph, which appears on the cover of the booklet accompanying the group exhibition “Te toca a tí” [It’s your turn] at the Espai d’art contemporani de Castelló (EACC), epitomizes the exhibition’s conceptual framework. Curated by Laura Vallés Vílchez and including works by ten artists, the show asks whether a gallery can become a site of negotiation, and if so, in what ways it can be re-signified. At the entrance are five striped tapestries and three sewn oil paintings made by Teresa Lanceta between 2003 and 2018. Hung from the double-height ceiling of the EACC, they generate a labyrinthine opening to the exhibition. Further inside the gallery, the white walls are partly painted in primary colors to indicate which works the public are invited to interact with. Luca Frei’s Simone Forti’s See-Saw (2015) and Sticks and Chains (2010) are perhaps the most playful of these. The latter consists of 13 wooden sticks measuring 240 centimeters each leaning against a yellow wall, joined at both ends by thin chains of ...
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