The following exhibitions are contemplated, as we have pointed out in the introductory text, within the framework of LAVAC’s collaboration with València Capital del Diseño 2022. This selection responds to the criteria promoted by New European Bauhaus (NEB) from broad creative perspectives. Sustainability, inclusion and diversity, participation and collectivity or innovation, among others, are issues addressed by the programme of exhibitions and activities put forward by the galleries, whose selection we will highlight here according to a monthly programme.
JULY – AUGUST 2022
- Cànem Gallery (Castellón). Cuando el paisaje estremece [When the landscape shudders]. Antonio Alcaraz. 30th April to 2nd June
- Jorge López Gallery. I Have a Dreams Across the Reality. Victoria Iranzo, Cristina Ramírez y Gema Quiles. From the 5th of July to the 5th of September
- Luis Adelantado Gallery. Broken Open. Esperanza Collado, Marius Engh, Ana Martinez Fernández, Monica Mays, Alex Reynolds, Alfredo Rodríguez, Victor Santamarina, Yann Sérandour, Reme Silvestre, Álvaro Urbano, Kristin Wenzel y Leticia Ybarra. Until 30th August
- Rosa Santos Gallery. …de la crisis al riesgo…(2017-2022) […from crisis to risk… 2017 – 2022].Mira Bernabeu. Until 8th July
- Set Espai d’Art. Solastalgia. Diana Lelonek. Until 30th July
- Galería Thema. Un discurso fuera de contexto [A speech out of context]. Eugeni Simó y Ángel Celada. Until 2nd July
CÀNEM GALLERY (Castellón). [When the landscape shudders]. Antonio Alcaraz. 30th April to 2nd June
In this ex
Antonio Alcaraz resorts to industrial archaeology to map our surroundings, the space of abandonment. A territory subjected to constant transformations in which architecture shows its greatest fragility amidst waste and ruins. For this project he resorted to the mining axis of the northern region of Jaén: Linares-La Carolina, whose contemplation is scaled to other places, those of the contemporary condition. Different languages and materials (photography, painting, graphite, metals and plastics) are amalgamated to diagnose the disappearance of industrial heritage.
LUIS ADELANTADO GALLERY. Broken Open. Mercedes Azpilicueta, Esperanza Collado, Marius Engh, Ana Martínez Fernández, Mónica Mays, Alex Reynolds, Alfredo Rodríguez, Víctor Santamarina, Yann Sérandour, Reme Silvestre, Álvaro Urbano, Kristin Wenzel y Leticia Ybarra. Until 30th August
Based on the idea of entanglement, the exhibition Broken Open, curated by Cristina Anglada, presents a wide range of artists and supports with works in a wide variety of techniques and supports (textiles, sculptures, objects, photographs, installations and audiovisual pieces). Reflections on nature, the construction of truth, fiction and reality, the vulnerability of the body, together with the questioning of the processes of creation and the fragility of their narratives, are only part of the multiple avenues of exploration presented in this exhibition.
ROSA SANTOS GALLERY. …from crisis to risk… 2017 – 2022.Mira Bernabeu. Until 8th July
The artist Mira Bernabeu presents the project …from crisis to risk… 2017 – 2022 to address how everyday life becomes a doubly vulnerable and exposed place in the face of certain situations, such as the pandemic. His photographs, in the form of a collage, show a diary in which multiple and disparate references come together. Slogans from the media and advertising pamphlets, lottery tickets or shopping receipts, among other resources, make up the collection with which the artist ironically dates a possibility of rebellion in the face of a will decimated by the abrasive effect of communication.
SET ESPAI D’ART. Solastalgia. Diana Lelonek. Until 30th July
The artist Diana Lelonek presents a series of photographs portraying the outdated condition of hyper-production and consumption and its impact on nature. However, these photographs do not portray a devastated nature but rather nature’s ability to overcome catastrophe and to root a hope for its survival.
GALERÍA JORGE LÓPEZ. I Have a Dreams Across the Reality. Victoria Iranzo, Cristina Ramírez y Gema Quiles. Until 5th September
The exhibition I Have a Dreams Across the Reality is a set of critical positions of one’s own place that evoke particular scenes, these being the representations of the lines that draw the minds of their authors. These scenes combine in a logical whole the pieces that make up the project
These scenes combine in a logical whole the pieces that make up the project developed by Victoria Iranzo (Cuenca, 1989), Cristina Ramírez (Toledo, 1981) and Gema Quiles (Vila-real, 1994) in the venue of Jorge López. The paintings of these three artists exemplify how the making of contextual scenes is a practice aimed at giving presence to the becoming-world of subjective, somatised and identity-based thought. The creation of these scenes, from an anthropological point of view, is a response to the end of political utopias. However, it is a negative response to the determination of such an end.
Galería Thema. A speech out of context. Eugeni Simó y Ángel Celada. Until 2nd July
The exhibition A speech out of context brings together the works of Eugeni Simó and Ángel Celada by questioning contemporary forms of communication. On the one hand, Eugeni Simó resorts to the picture form to present a series of prints that delineate, not without irony, modern architecture as an artifice of communication. For his side, Ángel Celada presents a series of decollages as a way of sweeping the streets of a city buried by all kinds of images and slogans, in which visual noise covers everything.