Philip Aguirre y Otegui, “Cambiamos el Mundo” (Let’s change the World), 2010.
Wood cut, 30 x 40 cm, sketch for wall drawing.
Courtesy of Philip Aguirre.

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25 May–22 June 2011

The notion of hospitality forcedly embodies the concept of the other or the foreigner, for the word requires a framework in which to layout the outsider or the guest. Borrowed from the philosophy of Jacques Derrida, “Faites comme chez vous” is in itself a self-limiting invitation which means: please feel at home, but remember that this is not true, this is not your home and you are expected to respect my rules.

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