Opening October 7th
Visits: from 11 a 19h from wednesday to sunday with previous reservation on the web The exhibition Radical Ecologies focuses on issues related to the exploitation of natural resources and extractive activities in territories at risk. Spanish artist Aleix Plademunt presents 119 photographs of the jungle alluding to the 119 years elapsed since the foundation of the city of Fundo IBERIA in the Amazon, one of the most violent episodes in the European exploitation of rubber in Latin America. In turn, in her scientific painted posters, Spanish artist Nuria Rodríguez expresses her reflections on the way the world is categorised from a Eurocentric and exoticizing perspective. Through complementary processes, artists Ryuichi Yahagi and Pablo Javier Martínez use artificial means to reproduce natural rocks and reveal the dialectical tensions that permanently permeate our relationship with nature. Along the same lines, Korean artist Sujim Lin films herself while painting en plein air a landscape marked by industrial development and tourism. As the artist removes the industrial elements, she manages to recover the landscape in its original state through her painting. Frederico Filippo writes illegible texts with chainsaw chains, while Juan Pablo Ferlat grows bioremediating mushrooms in the hollows of sculpted human heads. The conceptual and formal alliances among the works offer visitors a multifaceted approach to the problem of the exploitation of natural resources, inevitably marked by neo-colonial dynamics.
Photo: Still Image Landscape Painting by Sujin Lim
Accompanies the presentation at BIENALSUR 2021 of Ryuichi Yahagi (JPN), Japan Foundation.