The second cahier of Dora García's Mad Marginal project, presented as the publication for the Spanish Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale 2011.
Mad Marginal is a project started by artist Dora García in November 2009. Mad Marginal wants to research a form of artistic practice, using the tradition of antipsychiatric and anti-institutional movements as a prism to look at the work of artists who have either consciously chosen to remain outsiders or been defined as outsiders by others.
The publication appears in the form of cahiers. Mad Marginal—Cahier #2: The Inadequate is the second cahier, presented as the publication for the Spanish Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale 2011.
Contrary to the idea that would have art addressing the greatest possible number of people, Dora García (born in 1965 in Valladolid, lives and works in Barcelona), best known for her performance devices, is interested in what is enacted at the individual scale: in a radically conceptual form, at once accessible and elegant, she elects to transmit oddly coded messages, their ask being to bestir a specific relation with each and every visitor. Dora García is interested in everything that intervenes in the communication between an artist and his/her public: art no longer represents the world, but itself becomes a producer of realities often on the borderline of fiction and make-believe. It urges us to undergo experiences other than ordinary situations, at once simple and hard to grasp.
Dora García has had solo exhibitions at the MACBA in Barcelona, the Reina Sofia in Madrid and the SMAK in Gent. She represented Spain at the Venice Biennale in 2011, and was a part of the Skulptur Projekte Münster 07, the Sydney Biennial in 2009, the Biennale de Lyon
in 2009 and Documenta 13 in 2012.