Directions to the old ways
September 22, 2023 – March 31, 2024
C3A Centro de Creación Contemporánea de Andalucía, Córdoba

"Remedios: Directions to the Old Ways”, 2023. Design: Oficina de Disseny, TBA21
C3A Córdoba


“This new thinking has its origins in the old thinking. It came from our ancestors. So the strengths also come from the strengths that are being created now; I see this with art creation, with singing, with dancing, with healing with plants, with prayer, and also with technologies. So all is being integrated” —Txana Bane.

The exhibition "Remedios" at C3A Centro de Creación Contemporánea de Andalucía unveils its second chapter, titled "Directions to the Old Ways", inspired by a poem by Indigenous American poet Natalie Diaz. This second part of "Remedios" is an invitation to delve deeper into the manifold ancestral paths interwoven throughout the exhibition and the tapestry of practices related to repair, healing, and remediation explored in the show. It is at this crossroads where ancient wisdom seamlessly merges with contemporary perspectives, bringing together voices from the past, present, and future that a shared quest for transformative approaches to regeneration and reparation can be grasped.

Presenting a new selection of works by artists including Etel Adnan, Fengyi Guo, Taloi Havini, Brad Kahlhamer, Regina de Miguel, Pierre Mukeba, Eduardo Navarro, Paulo Nazareth, Selma Selman, Himali Singh Soin, and Akeem Smith with Jessi Reaves, the exhibition, curated by Daniela Zyman, encourages a pluriversal and immersive exploration of practices of reparation, restitution, and transformative care.

Simultaneously, a three-day gathering entitled "The Art of Reparation" unfolded the political, spiritual, and social ambitions of the project between Sep 22 and Sep 24, 2023. Conceived as a platform for dialogue, discussion, and curative practice, it weaved together diverse voices, cultures, and engagements in pursuit of a collective journey toward renewal and repair.

The highlight of "The Art of Reparation" was the ceremonial reopening of "Remedios: Directions to the Old Ways" by acclaimed artist Ernesto Neto and a delegation of Amazonian Huni Kuin leaders and shamans. The opening ceremony featured captivating songs and dances, showcasing the healing practices and wisdom of the Huni Kuin people. The ceremony was set to create a space of encounter, listening, and healing within the inspiring setting of Neto’s Kupixawa (traditional gathering space) at C3A Centro de Creación Contemporánea de Andalucía.

Daniela Zyman
Marina Abramović, Etel Adnan, Kader Attia, Víctor Barrios, Gabriel Chaile, José Covo, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Olafur Eliasson, Fengyi Guo, Newell Harry, Taloi Havini, Brad Kahlhamer, Pavlo Makov, Thiago Martins de Melo, Regina de Miguel, Asunción Molinos Gordo, Courtney Desiree Morris, Pierre Mukeba, Eduardo Navarro, Paulo Nazareth, Shirin Neshat, Ernesto Neto, Xiomara de Oliver, Daniel Otero Torres, Mònica Planes, PLATA, Nohemí Pérez, Belén Rodríguez, Selma Selman, Himali Singh Soin, Akeem Smith and Jessi Reaves, Sandra Vasquez de la Horra and Klaus Weber.
The Art of ReparationSeptember 22 to 24, 2023.
A three-day gathering around practices of healing and remediation with Amerindian healers and knowledge keepers, artists, thinkers, and healing practitioners. 
With Txana Bane Fabiano Sales Huni Kuin Kaxinawa, Ernesto Neto, and Kathy Mãkuani.
From October 12 to November 18, 2023
"Matrix Vegetal"; Amador showed us how to become birds with a toucan flower. By Emilia Martín, featuring Patricia Domínguez.
​Out-of-Competition intervention in the context of the FLORA Festival commissioned by TBA21 Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary as part of the exhibition Remedios: Directions to the Old Ways, co-produced with C3A Centro de Creación Contemporánea de Andalucía.

C3A Centro de Creación Contemporánea de Andalucía / Carmen Olmedo Checa, s/n

Patricia Domínguez’s Matrix Vegetal is a multimedia investigation encompassing experimental ethnobotany, South American quantum philosophy, dreamlike narratives, and technologies of organic connectivity. In her quest to unlock a gateway to the quantum realm and gain insights into the workings of plants and their spirits, Domínguez underwent an immersive month-long apprenticeship with Amador Aniceto, a curandero, or healer, practicing in Madre de Dios, Peru. Under his guidance, the artist honed her ability to engage with the vibrant language and wisdom of the plant kingdom. She consciously detached herself from the “digital matrix”; and, with unwavering patience and focus, cultivated a symbiotic connection with both plants and the vegetal matrix.

The installation is complemented by three watercolor drawings and a plant altar, carefully assembled with offerings dedicated to the vegetal matrix. In the dreamlike watercolors, Domínguez conjures technologically infused realms where humans, plants, animals, and objects engage in a seamless dialogue, weaving together new “technologies of enchantment."

I look at a leaf, I focus, and see its geometric face 
22 and 24 October, 1:30 - 3:00 PM
Workshop with Patricia Domínguez

Here, prior registration until reaching full capacity (sold out).

C3A Centro de Creación Contemporánea de Andalucía / Carmen Olmedo Checa, s/n

An experimental ethnobotanical-spiritual drawing workshop for youth and adults.

An experimental drawing and meditation workshop with medicinal plants, focused on creating a speculative botanical portrait of geometric faces. An action based on Patricia Domínguez's ethnobotanical experimental research and her apprenticeship with the healer Amador Aniceto, about the spiritual aspect of the plant universe.