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SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF THE LANDSCAPE
27, at 20:00 h.
Landscape is not the natural scenery or location within our field of vision; it is what we make of it, a cultural construct requiring an interpretation that takes existing physical elements and turns them into a landscape. In this case, it is something forged in the creative process, where the artist's intention, intervention and interpretation of a territory yield a vision or an idea.
Included in the exhibition session entitled Landscape: Contemplation, Memory and Activism, this show features a wide selection of artists working from different perspectives and with diverse media, have made landscape a central pillar of their oeuvres. Photographs, paintings, drawings, installations and videos have been selected for this exhibition from the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo Collection, the DKV Collection and the New Pilar Citoler Collection, complementing each other and illustrating how artists interpret the landscape today and how the genre has been revived in recent decades.
The works in the show explore various questions
related to landscape: different ways of approaching nature, at times
concrete and at others abstract; the intervention of man or memory
as a fundamental element in the construction of landscape; or the
idea that the important thing is not what we see, but rather what
is not present and yet is part of the history of the place and of
people. The post-modern city and its periphery of vague, shifting
limits have also caught the attention of several artists, who invite
us to reflect on the notions of transformation, ruin, abandonment
and the aesthetics of deterioration and decadence. Each work broaches
the theme in a different way, using different formats and languages,
but they share a common denominator: all are socially constructed