Oswaldo Maciá work about
VOLUCRARY

Volucrary
2017
Installation of drawings

This body of work consists of a series of drawings and studies of birds that are evolutionary exceptions. There are mute birds, flightless birds, ducks with phalluses longer than their bodies, and birds with unicorn-like protrusions growing from their heads. A volucrary is a medieval treatise on the symbolism of birds found in the written descriptions of bestiaries - compendia of animals that, usually, are accompanied by a lesson in morality. The most widely known volucrary was written by the German doctor and naturalist known as Jean de Cuba (1430-1503). In each volucrary presentation Maciá’s drawings are displayed salon-style, the oddness of evolution climbing across gallery walls.

Presented at:
Equations at Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno (CAAM),
San Antonio Abad, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain (2017)

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