David Escalona

Mientras Dormías [While You Were Sleeping], David Escalona’s current exhibition is on view at El Centro de Arte Contemporáneo (CAC), Málaga through 4 December, 2022.

In Susan Sontag’s 1978 book Illness as Metaphor, she wrote the now often-quoted passage: “Illness is the night side of life, a more onerous citizenship. Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship, in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of the sick.” Spanish artist David Escalona, who studied medicine as well as fine art, seems acutely attuned to this double citizenship, be it the arrival of disease, or the pain inflicted by war or domestic violence...

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