This Arts Center is named after the Lacanian conception of “Object a” According to this, Object a is the “object of desire”. The Lacanian subject is based upon lack and therefore, Objeto a represents that which could potentially fill the manqué a etre, or gap in being, although this possibility is never filled because of the endless deferral of desire. We are immersed in the continuous search for that which will “complete us”, a search that encourages us to live on.
This search, inherent to the human race, becomes a place of encounters and disencounters, of similitude and difference. We firmly believe that it is within the art where we can really appreciate all these, where we can visualize and continue the search of each one, personified in the works achieved and the ones in process.
Our condition as human beings is reflected in the arts, beyond time and ideologies, beyond beliefs and customs. It is through the arts that we explore our needs, and lack, and therefore try to solve them. We could say that it is a path with no ending whatsoever. There is no final piece; there is always something else to do, to achieve, and to find …something that is unreachable. There is always an Object a for every artist, and for all of us.
Objeto a becomes a place open to that search, a place where different artistic styles can interact. A place free of ideological prejudices, with no territorial or conceptual restraints. A place of communion for all those who desire to take part in an artistic experience, whether it is through showing their work, learning, teaching, discussing or observing.