CRISTINA DE MIDDEL (Alicante, 1975)
From June 2 to July 27, 2018

When the borders are underscored the time has come to ask what is it that is so valuable that it allows no mixture. Amongst the multiple and tendentious definitions of nation, country or homeland, we seem to juggle with notions that go beyond the geographical and historical terms and that appeal to our feelings, our pride, our memories and even our idea of honor. Everywhere now the idea of “National identity” is used and abused for its political effectiveness.

“Milana del Toboso” is a critical study of the Spanish identity in times where the air is hard to breath. It is an invitation to discover the country without any historical or cultural conditioning proposing a relaxation of the extreme positionings by reducing them to absurd. Something that is also very typical Spanish.

Cristina de Middel
June, 2018