Human beings [...] sold [their] soul for time, language, tools, weapons and dominance. And to make sure [they don’t[TG1] ] get out of line, these invaders keep an occupying garrison in [their] nondominant brain hemisphere. How else to explain anything as biologically disadvantageous as a weak hand? They gave with one hand and took back with the other. Fifty-fifty. What could be fairer than that? Almost anything.
S. Burroughs, Ghost of Chance
The exhibition Ghost
of Chance, on display at La Nave, in Madrid, forms a dialogue between the
collections of Sánchez-Ubiría and António Cachola, collections which stand out
as important examples of collectionism in the Iberian Peninsula. The
disciplinary and thematic range, scope and diversity of the two collections
made this a complex task, hindered (or perhaps facilitated) even more by my
familiar, biographical and emotional relationship with the António Cachola
collection, and now also with the Sánchez-Ubiría collection. An exercise of
ghost and chance.
Ana Cristina Cachola (curator)