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EXHIBITION “And if a woman came. Where birds die” by David Escalona & Chantal Maillard at Instituto Cervantes, 48, Hanuman Road, Connaught Place (CP) > 30th January to 5th March 2017

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Time :
30th January : 7:00 pm - Inauguration
31st January to 5th March : 
Tuesday to Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. 
Saturdays & Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Mondays - Closed

Entry : Free

Venue : Instituto Cervantes, 48, Hanuman Road, Connaught Place (CP), New Delhi - 110001

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Metro : Nearest Metro Station - 'Rajiv Chowk' (Yellow Line and Blue Line)
Area : Connaught Place (CP)

Event Description : 
EXHIBITION 
 “And if a woman came. Where birds die” by David Escalona & Chantal Maillard.
As part of ' Plastics Arts and Architecture' series. 

About the exhibition : 

Where birds die is a work in progress in dialogue between the plastic work and the poetic writing that has as its theme, in each of its phases, an aspect of our relationship with innocence. The innocent are the silenced, the forgotten, the invisible, those who live without being noticed and die without our knowledge, alone behind a curtain, in the darkness of an apartment, in no man's land, under the debris of his house or, like the birds, in full flight. Innocent is the one who dies and also, sometimes, the one who kills, since each of us can be placed, according to their circumstances, on either side of that border. The wound, however, the human wound, predates these differences, to all differences, and is shared by all.

And if a woman came II is the second part of this project that began in Malaga in 2014-2015 and now arrives in Delhi. The pieces that make up this exhibition are offered as deaf interrogations in the complex plot of an increasingly widespread violence and whose history seems only to be attenuated with the awareness of shared fragility and helplessness that all existence entails. In a world that is losing its capacity for compassion and the knowledge of the most important, we appeal to the ancient Indian wisdom. If a woman came, if she came to wake her up again, here, now ...

About the artist: David Escalona holds a Bachelor’s degree in fine arts (2010) and has advanced studies in Medicine at the Malaga University. It has Masters Degrees in Art Production and Research (2012) from the Granada University. Currently He is undertaking his PhD in Art at the International Postgraduate school UGR, and enjoys a Research grant FPU awarded by the Ministry of Education and Culture. He has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows in several galleries and art centers of nationally and he has collaborated in several artistic projects. 

About the writer: Chantal Maillard (born 1951) is a contemporary Spanish poet and philosopher. With a long repertoire behind her, she has received various literary prizes for her poetry. She was awarded the Premio Nacional de Poesía in Spain in 2004 for her work Matar a Platón and the Premio de la Crítica for Spanish Poetry in 2007, as well as the Premio Andalucía de la Crítica for her work Hilos. Her prose is particularly characterized for merging and transgressing literary genres. Her essays mainly concern philosophy and


sometimes focus on María Zambrano. After receiving her doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Málaga, she spent long periods traveling and living in India, specializing in Philosophy and Religions from India at the Banaras Hindu University. Until 2000, she was a professor of Aesthetics and Art Theory at the University of Málaga, where was instrumental in the creation of the Department of Comparative Philosophy and Aesthetics.

Since 1998, she has written articles on philosophy, aesthetics and Eastern Thought for several publications such as ABC and El País. She has translated and edited the work of Henri Michaux, and is also known for her efforts to promote philosophy from India in many of her works. Chantal Maillard has also worked on stage and adapted her works to various interdisciplinary projects, in collaboration with visual and stage artists, musicians and filmmakers from Spain and around the world.


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EXHIBITION “And if a woman came. Where birds die” by David Escalona & Chantal Maillard at Instituto Cervantes, 48, Hanuman Road, Connaught Place (CP) > 30th January to 5th March 2017 EXHIBITION  “And if a woman came. Where birds die” by David Escalona & Chantal Maillard at Instituto Cervantes, 48, Hanuman Road, Connaught Place (CP) > 30th January to 5th March 2017 Reviewed by Rohit Malik on 20:45 Rating: 5

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