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Asunción Molinos Gordo

Travesía Cuatro — Calle de San Mateo, 16, 28004 Madrid  


The artist Asunción Molinos Gordo works in both Spain and Egypt from a perspective that is heavily influenced by disciplines like anthropology, sociology and cultural studies. Through her series The Big Night, Molinos Gordo portrays minarets from mosques in different towns around the Nile Delta. There, the local electricians are in charge of installing lights on the mosques based on the aesthetic codes of Islamic art, but the artist tries to strip all references from her works. In Karnak, she shows us the ground of the temple of the same name, consecrated to the god Amon-Re, the god of the sky and the Sun and the origin of life. The images show tourists’ steps on the temple’s sand, their footprints leaving a type of spontaneous hieroglyphic made by the union of their marks, which curiously resemble the shapes that appear on the hieroglyphics carved on the temple walls. They are unrepeatable images since the number of visitors currently allowed in the temple is smaller and their scattered footprints on the sand do not create these involuntary codes.

Asunción Molinos Gordo. © Asunción Molinos Gordo
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