“Today is tomorrow” activities program. June 2022

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.

JUNE 2022

  • Alba Cabrera Gallery. Diásporas naturales [Natural Diasporas]. Tatiana Blanqué. From May 5th to May 4th
  • Cànem Gallery (Castellón). Cuando el paisaje estremece [When the landscape shudders]. Antonio Alcaraz. 30th April to 2nd June
  • Jorge López Gallery. Monumento [Monument]. Matías Ercole. Until the 17th of June
  • 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.
    • Animal lamina. Isidro Ferrer. From April 1st to June 4th
    • Solastalgia. Diana Lelonek. Until 30th July
    • ACTIVITIES. Talk “The relationship between Art+Crafts+Design” with Manolo Martín. 10.06 at 19:00h
  • La Mercería. Scapeland. Pedro Kouba. Until the 17th of June
  • Shiras Gallery. El tiempo suspendido [The suspended time]Carlos Sebastiá. Until 30th August
  • Vangar Gallery. La repetición [The repetition]. Pol Pinto. From  April 29th to June 25th
  • Galería Thema. Un discurso fuera de contexto [A speech out of context]. Eugeni Simó y Ángel Celada. Until 2nd July

ALBA CABRERA GALLERY. Diásporas naturales [Natural Diasporas]. Tatiana Blanqué. From May 5th to May 4th

With the project Diásporas naturales [Natural Diasporas], Tatiana Blanqué proposes an approach to the landscape in order to visualise its fragility. The conflicts between the urban and, in contrast, the natural, mark the drift of a group of paintings and works on paper in which the artist applies different techniques. Lines, stains, splashes and drips pass from canvas to paper, to end up adhering to latex gloves and thus express the precariousness of the natural environment.


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. Animal lamina. Isidro Ferrer. From April 1st to June 6th

As a cabinet of curiosities, the designer Isidro Ferrer proposes in this exhibition a large mural created with all kinds of techniques (assemblages, collages, drawings, etc.), arranged to hunt down a universe of fabled beings. An animal house that is none other than the one that accommodates our lifestyles and ways of relating to the world, that of strangeness.


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.

ACTIVITIES. Talk “The relationship between Art+Crafts+Design” with Manolo Martín. 10.06 at 19:00h

SHIRAS GALLERY. El tiempo suspendido. The suspended time. Carlos Sebastiá. Until 30th August

Using a variety of techniques (drawing, printed images and objects), among which painting and collage form the basis of his work, Carlos Sebastiá goes beyond the dilemmas that contrast abstraction and figuration to question the very processes of image construction. An image that calls to memory as a dubious space in which a shifting reality takes hold, one in which contemporary identity is blurred.


VANGAR GALLERY. La repetición [The repetition]. Pol Pinto. From April 29th to June 25th

Pol Pintó resorts to movement as a possibility of permanent action and reaction to what we see. In the exhibition The repetition, the artist approaches, from the parameters of the reductive that comes from the conjunction of the minimal and the abstract, a series of canvases and papers in which he limits the fixation of the gesture and the line. A performance willing to generate tensions in the peaceful look of things.


 Monumento [Monument]. Matías Ercole. Until the 17th of June

Matías Ercole presents a vision in the chimerical construction of a landscape. Monument is a declaration of intent in the desire to make out the unfathomable. In his large wallpapered canvases, a varied iconography emerges from a landscape, always in the background, on which the deformation of the natural is based. It is episodic painting, understood as a great scenographic space in which both the formality of Futurism and the perplexity of Surrealism intervene.


La Mercería. Scapeland. Pedro Kouba. Until the 17th of June

In the Scapeland project, Pedro Kouba presents one of the obsessions that have occupied his painting in recent years: the crisis of seeing. To this end, he resorts to a type of painting in which figuration fills everything, to the point of losing sight of it. Wrapping, plastic and adhesive tapes blind the possibility of seeing beyond and, in this way, what is seen, and the image to which it calls, places us in a space of uncertainty that forces us to open our eyes to paralyse the celerity to which contemporary forms of communication subject us.

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.