Mariana Cánepa Luna review on Francesc Ruiz's 'Correos' exhibition for art-agenda

View of Francesc Ruiz, “Correos,” garcía galería, Madrid, 2016. All images courtesy of garcía galería, Madrid. Photos by Roberto Ruiz.

Francesc Ruiz’s “Correos”
garcía galería, Madrid   
January 16–March 5, 2016


by Mariana Cánepa Luna



Francesc Ruiz’s second solo show at Madrid’s garcía galería delves into the visual communication of one of Spain’s most iconic institutions, the Sociedad Estatal Correos y Telégrafos—the national postal service, commonly known as Correos—whose graphic identity was created in 1977 by Spanish designer and artist José María Cruz Novillo (b. 1936). Ruiz’s interest is not limited to Cruz Novillo’s pervasive design, but more broadly includes Correos as an agent of distribution as well as the various commercial guises that come into play in this public service. Ruiz’s choice to focus this exhibition on the postal system, the pre-eminent pre-internet network, is not casual: through his characteristic strategy of “expanded comics” he has long been concerned with the potential of distribution and official versus alternative forms of circulation.

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Originally published on art-agenda.com on 25 February 2016.


 View of Francesc Ruiz, “Correos,” garcía galería, Madrid, 2016.

  View of Francesc Ruiz, “Correos,” garcía galería, Madrid, 2016.
 Francesc Ruiz, Correos IV (Carton), 2015.
 Francesc Ruiz, Correos IV (Carton), 2015.
 Francesc Ruiz, Correos I (Bufanda), 2015.
 Francesc Ruiz, THE MIDAS TOUCH, 2015.
 Francesc Ruiz, MARCAR (6549/6567/6574/6547), 2015.
  Francesc Ruiz, Correos III (Caja), 2015.



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