Alea iacta est | 15/09/2017 – 15/10/2017

Carrington is pleased to present the new solo show by Jota Castro titled “Alea iacta est” on Friday 15 September 2017 at 18:00. Jota Castro, a French-Peruvian artist living in Brussels, Belgium, is one of today’s most prominent activist artists. At the end of the 1990s he retired from his work at the United Nations to devote himself fully to his activities as an artist and curator. He uses photography, sculpture, video and installations to practice a political minimalism. He has been extensively shown around the world and participated in the Venice, Istanbul, Sydney, Tirana, Prague and Gwangju Biennales. He also won the Gwangju Biennale Prize in 2004. Castro has curated exhibitions including: Slow future in 2014 at Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, Rebuilding Utopia at the emergency pavilion at Venice biennale 2013, The Fear Society / Pabellón de la Urgencia for the 2009 Venice Biennale and Dublin Contemporary 2011.

Alea iacta est (the die is cast) is a Latin phrase attributed to Julius Caesar as he led his army across the Rubicon River. With this step, Caesar was beginning a long civil war. This phrase, either in the original Latin or in translation is used to indicate that events have passed a point of no return. The works on display are launching exactly this warning. Has our society really passed a point of no return? The stage at which it is no longer possible to stop what you are doing? Is it already too late?