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En Puntas by Javier Pérez: Background information when reading Exhibit

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A Novel

by R O. Kwon

Exhibit by R O. Kwon X
Exhibit by R O. Kwon
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    May 2024, 224 pages


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En Puntas by Javier Pérez

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View of the interior of the Teatre Municipal in Girona, Spain showing red seats and carpet, three levels of balconies, and ornate ceiling decorations During a pivotal scene in R.O. Kwon's novel Exhibit, a character mentions a short film he's viewed. In it, a ballerina performs atop a piano lid in customized pointe shoes; long kitchen knives have been attached to them, so she is literally dancing on points. This real-life film is the video-installation piece En Puntas ("on tips"), created by multimedia artist Javier Pérez.

Pérez was born in 1968 in Bilbao, Spain and currently lives in Barcelona. According to Wilde Gallery:

"His masterful works embody a distinctive blend of methods and materials, crafting a captivating visual language rich in potent metaphors and enigmatic symbolism. Pérez's art offers profound insights into the human condition and the cyclical nature of life, inviting viewers on an unforgettable journey of discovery. Building upon this dialectic vernacular, Javier Pérez has developed a multifaceted art practice in the fields of sculpture, photography, drawing, video and ...

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