Ralph Kistler


Art and Tourist Imaginaries I

Working Seminar and Conference.

MNCARS, Madrid, June 5, 2018.

Collective exhibition Sol y Papas [Sun and Potateos], 8th Biennial Meeting of Lanzarote, 2015-2016

Curators: José Díaz Cuyás y Fernando Estévez

El Charco and Santo Domingo Rooms

Artists: Teresa Arozena, Raúl Domínguez, Oier Etxebarría,  Irene Kopelman, Lena Peñate y Juanjo Valencia.

II Conference on Art and Tourism. International Symposium on Cannibalism and Consumer Society

November 16, 17, 18, 2015, Aula Magna of the Humanities, Department of Art History, UCLM

Coordinator: Juan Pablo Wert


I Conference on Art and Tourism - Cannibalism and consumer society

November 27 and 28, December 2 and 3, 2014.

Museum of History and Anthropology of Tenerife

Coordinators: José Díaz Cuyás y Fernando Estévez

The myth of anthropophagy—cannibalism—has always played a part in the Western anthropological imagination and is one of the most recurrent tropes when it comes to explaining cultural differences.

Interactive Installation,
Mixed media, variable dimensions, 2014

Contemporary leisure sites have created an environment to stimulate a universal lifestyle experience. Shopping Malls, Hotel Resorts, and Tourist Cities are the Heterotopias of the late modernity: artificial places full of copy-and-paste stereotypes. The yearning associated with this allegory of a happy and carefree life is the ideal background to promote consumerism. The Paradiseator invites the user to interact with these patterns and create his own surreal version of paradise.

El Recepcionista, 2006

(prototype for amiability in the era of mass tourism)
interactive installation,1,20mx1,20mx 1,70m, mixed media, electronic.