Recycling Identities

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  • Title: Recycling Identities: “Recyclayspain” for Updating the Uniqueness
  • Author(s): Pablo Romero Gonzalez, Estefania Sanz
  • Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Collection: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Series: The Arts in Society
  • Journal Title: The International Journal of Social, Political and Community Agendas in the Arts
  • Keywords: Uniqueness, Culture, Assimilation, Hybridation, Identity, Icon, Reconstruction, Learning
  • Volume: 12
  • Issue: 4
  • Year: 2017
  • ISSN: 2326-9960 (Print)
  • ISSN: 2327-2104 (Online)
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.18848/2326-9960/CGP/v12i04/15-24
  • Citation: Romero Gonzalez, Pablo, and Estefania Sanz. 2017. "Recycling Identities: “Recyclayspain” for Updating the Uniqueness." The International Journal of Social, Political and Community Agendas in the Arts 12 (4): 15-24. doi:10.18848/2326-9960/CGP/v12i04/15-24.
  • Extent: 10 pages

Abstract

In this article, we use an Art Based Research (ABR) methodology inspired on the transformation processes that gave rise to the current Asian Art, where concepts such as global & local are closely attached to uniqueness and cultural heritage. Hence, we do assume a postmodernist frame based on deconstruction and reconstruction, adding assimilation of the own culture. They are part of a projection towards the future of a reinvented and eclectic historic past. This creative reading of the history leads the artwork into a sort of magic realism close to a nostalgic aesthetic. This process is an essential cultural key to bring us closer to a culturally enriched art practice. The adaptation of these concepts to the methodology that we do propose is related to creativity concepts such as problem-solving, recombination and flexibility.The awareness about cultural identity is crucial in the work of a number of artists; this methodology integrates it consciously in the creative process. We will illustrate this methodology through the project “RecyclaySpain,” which spins around the national sense of uniqueness; the way in which you deal with the previous; and possibilities for transformation through new connections and new gazes into a global and amplified environment.