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, birds with unicorn-like protrusions growing from their heads.
A volucrary is a medieval treatise on the symbolism of birds found in bestiaries - compendia of animals that usually were accompanied by a lesson in morality. The most widely known volucrary was written by a German doctor and naturalist known by the French translation of his name: Jean de Cuba (1430-1503). Maciá’s drawings are displayed salon-style, showing the oddness of evolution.

Presented at:

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

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