In 2022 we celebrate the 8th edition of the Premi Col-lecció Cañada Blanch. A biennial initiative promoted by LAVAC, the Cañada Blanch Foundation, the Universitat de València and the Universitat Politècnica de València.
The Premi Col-lecció Cañada Blanch will include an exhibition of all the works presented by the 19 galleries participating in the award. The exhibition proposal for this eighth edition is entitled “Doing and undoing, thinking with your hands” and is curated by Sara Vilar García, lecturer at the UPV in the Faculty of Fine Arts.
“Doing and undoing, thinking with your hands”.
The works presented in this edition, although they deal with different issues of concern in our times, curiously respond to a similar way of approaching artistic practice, showing a great interest in working processes and experimentation with materials.
Touching the material, the tools, making, thinking, looking, undoing, remaking and playing with the freedom of those who are not afraid to make and unmake, to establish a dialogue between practice and thought, between procedure and concept. Making with the hands as a way of thinking and approaching creative practice. This is the way of approaching the creative process of some of the artists in this exhibition. And although undoing is the opposite of doing, here, doing and undoing are DOING. Doing, undoing and doing again is nothing but evolution. Because, sometimes, going back is the best way to move forward.
With the intention of promoting the dissemination of contemporary art and consolidating the cultural fabric of the Valencian Community, LAVAC, the Cañada Blanch Foundation, the Universitat Politècnica de València and the Universitat de València, have worked together to make this eighth edition a success.
The opening of the exhibition will be on Tuesday 8 November at 7:30 pm and can be visited free of charge in the Sala Estudio General at the La Nau Cultural Centre.
Afterwards, the opening hours of the exhibition are:
Tuesday to Saturday: 10h to 14h and 16h – 20h.
Sundays and public holidays: 10h to 14h.
- Juan Viña (President of the Cañada Blanch Foundation)
- Eva Sandoval, (Member of the Board of Trustees of the Cañada Blanch Foundation)
- Paula Sánchez (Director of the Cañada Blanch Foundation)
- Beatriz Espejo (art critic)
- Elena Vozmediano, (art critic)
- Ester Alba Pagán, (Vice-rector of Culture and Society at the University of Valencia)
- Mª Salomé Cuesta Valera, (Vice-Rector for Art, Science, Technology and Society)
19 galleries from the Comunitat Valenciana: Luis Adelantado, Aural Galería, Galeria Benlliure, Jorge López Galería, Canem Galería, Rosa Santos, Galería Cuatro, IB ISABEL BILBAO Galería de Arte, Gabinete de Dibujos, Galería Vangar, House of Chappaz, Galería Alba Cabrera, Shiras Galeria, Galeria Thema, La Merceria, EspaiNivi Coll Blanch, The Liminal, Set Espai d’Art and Tuesday to Friday
Sara Vilar García, lecturer at the UPV in the Faculty of Fine Arts.