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“Jet Lag” de Iria Lombardía

2 Feb - 9 Mar


SCAN Project Room



“Jet Lag” is a research-based art project by Ira Lombardia that looks to shorten the gap between Post-Modern art and theory and the practice of post-internet photography on social networks. The research juxtaposes internet memes to 1970’s Conceptual performance art that seem to anticipate the specific meme(s) in various specific ways. This practice-based research began in Madrid and New York and continued in London, when Lombardía was the recipient of the 2018 SCAN-AR#2 Summer Residency and is now display in an exhibition at SCAN ( Spanish Contemporary Art Network) in London.

The unforeseen relations between art and internet (Jet Lag) are displayed as photographic layouts set in panels – made up of photographs that document both art and meme – thus illustrating the visual similitudes and weakening the line that separates life and art. The panels retake the methodology used by Aby Warburg, at 1927, at his most famous work, “The Bilderatlas Mnemosyne”.

Supported by Acción Cultural Española (AC/E).