Revealing Common Territories
Opening reception: 12 pm Friday 3 October 2008
Artist-Curator: Isidro L-aparicio
Palacio Consistorial presents DestilandoTerritorios Comunes - Revealing Common Territories an exhibition of nineteen international artists working across the medias of video, photography, painting, engraving and photographic collage.
The artists are:
Sam Jury (UK), Isidro L-aparicio (Spain) Luz Angela Lizarazu, (Columb), Alicia Martín(Spain), Reijo Mörö(Fin), Joe Peng (China), Pamen Pereira (Spain), Wu Qiuyan (China), Song Song (China), Stefan Sulzer (Switz), Tan Tan (China), Sebastian Utzni (Ger), Tim Van Laar (USA), Michael Wright (UK), Yo Yo Xiao (China), Shen Yi (China), Gao Yuan (China), Ming Jie Zhang(China)
In an age of globalization, where information comes from even the most obscure sources, the virtual movement of images and concepts has irretrievably changed how we see and understand the world. And yet whilst such access to other peoples' worlds has reinvented a global community, our control on physical and geographical borders has tightened and become increasingly xenophobic. By its nature, visual art has always traversed such borders and restrictions. Artists themselves are higly permeable to influences, absorbing and reimagining their surroundings and reflecting on what society eventually assimilates. Now that their surroundings extend globally through the virtual world, their shared experiences are not only held within the creative act but in the images and text they share with the rest of the world.
In response to these changing modes of information exchange and creativity the Palacio Consistorial has brought a cross section of geographically and culturally diverse artists face to face and allowed them to explore, exhaust and expound the barriers and clichés associated with location, creed and culture. The result is Destilando Territorios Communes a cohabitation of works that, when combined, create a common 'space' unconnected with geographical or cultural limits.
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