Curated by the MEP’s new director, Simon Baker, the show is just her second solo institutional exhibition, being the one held at the Daelim Museum in South Korea last year her first one. “The title of the show is Busy Living: Everything with Everyone, Everywhere, all of the Time. It’s a long title (laughs) that reflects the speed of how we all live right now – this need of wanting to achieve everything in the matter of a single second. But it’s also about an energy for life as well, especially mine. I want to see everything in the world and I want to do it now”, Coco told to AnOther Magazine recently.
“It’s just about the possibilities to really dedicating things, the time they need and also being very enthusiastic and wanting to achieve a lot, a lot in a little time. I don’t deal with it really well. I feel I am a bit overwhelmed with my own time, in the sense that I would like to have more time to enjoy things, be free, to enjoy everything possible, all sorts of possibilities and combinations to live this life. I guess that’s why I chose that title because I do feel a little bit trapped”, she added.
At a time when photography is omnipresent in an increasingly crowded visual landscape with an uncontrolled urge for more, Capitán gives a warning, compelling us to slow down and really pay attention at what lies in front of us. Her great way with language is what we see reflected on her aphorisms spread via social media and later reproduced on canvas, encouraging us to live in the here and now despite being constantly encouraged to live in a projected future.