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November 2023, English
15×23 cm, 192 pages, softcover
ISBN 978-1-915609-17-5
Ana Domínguez

The Complex Answer presents the reader with a selection of texts—from 2010 to 2021—that introduce an exercise in how a practice of art and exhibition making has been influenced by philosophical thinking. One form of thinking oriented towards the production of an epistemological space where art is not illustrating ideas but enacting thinking and activating experience as an epistemological force that slowly erodes and, eventually, erases the culture-nature divide.

All the texts have been published before and yet—for the sake of creating a dramaturgy and stressing the thesis—they have been reedited and partly rewritten. The texts aim to enforce the idea that art is an intelligence that is influenced by ideas and the emergence of new notions but also thinking through experience. An experience that is aesthetic and epistemological in equal terms.

Being with Chus Martínez or reading her writings is like dancing in a dew-covered spider web of ideas. She is an intrepid, curious explorer, weaving together connections in the dynamic and constantly evolving organism that is contemporary art.

— Janet Cardiff

Some important books on art read like a compendium of stories. This is the case here. In fact, the reader, the main protagonist of this book, is a reader that is at times human and at times a flower, an octopus, a wind… In her writings on art, our lives become interwoven with the practices we read about. We not only read, but we also experience the joy art nourishes the world with.

— Joan Jonas