According to Fernando Francés, Director of the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga, "In her painting, Anne Berning seeks to provoke a reaction to the phenomenon of the visual that confronts society today.
...According to Fernando Francés, the exhibition curator and Director of CAC Málaga, Whiteread "has invented reality from its most simple essence, isolating it, removing it far from everything around it and from what is superficial to it, even, according to the canons of her own gaze, unnecessary.
It represents the air in the room, freezing it in all corners of the space, reflecting every imperfection of the flaking walls, every texture and all the elements that form its skin: frames, doors, lintels, etc. Reflecting on this, Fernando Francés
writes that: "We all know that air occupies the interior of empty containers, jars, the empty spaces left in libraries by books, a bedroom… We are all aware that this is a fact, but we have never been able to appreciate its presence without the ‘cast' that embraces it.
...In his text for the exhibition catalogue, CAC Málaga director Fernando Francés confesses that, of all the artists that have moved him, Ron Mueck is perhaps the only one to have done so by modifying reality towards exaggeration, whether by defect or through excess.
According to Francés
works "generate a surprising provocation in the viewer's gaze, and they do so not only by the dramatic quality and the coldness that his figures reflect and represent, but also by their modification of the established, the way they break the laws of balance, changing the natural status of people and things".
...The Marriage of Reason and Squalor has been curated by Fernando Francés, head of CAC Málaga and comprises a group of ten works made between 2000 and 2004.