Fundación Joan Miró is hosting the new cycle of exhibitions The Possibility of an Island at Espai 13 until September 2018, with the collaboration of Banco Sabadell Foundation. The objective is to offer an analytical view into the work of five young artists who have researched the limits set by humans to counteract the harmful effects of our actions against certain natural environments, based on several different studies.
Gerard Ortín, kicks off this cycle with ‘Reserve’, where he approaches the notion of limits using a sensory device which evokes the way in which animals perceive space. Ortín’s work is based on an installation built from different architectural and sculptural elements, sound, olfactory and visual elements.
More about the programme of exhibitions at Espai 13
Until September 2018 you can visit and get to know the different exhibitions hosted as part of this programme:
–Irene de Andrés (from 17/11/2017 to 7/01/2018): ‘Shipwrecked Species’ (Especies náufragas) reflects on the tensions between colonialism and the current tourism industry, within the context of post-colonial relationships. The project has been based on the discovery of the remains of the San José, the flagship of the Spanish Armada which sunk more than 300 years ago close to the Rosario Islands, near the Colombian coast. The remains of the San José were only discovered two years ago. The exhibition includes videos, photographs, documents, texts, sculptural items and objects which have been discovered.
–Lucía C.Pino (19/01/2018 until 11/03/2018): this piece of work is a sculptural research project, which uses the documentary The ‘Isle of Flowers’ (La isla de las flores) as a starting point. This particular piece is supported through a theoretical body of work related to new materialism.
–Bárbara Sánchez Barroso (23/03/2018 until 17/06/2018): her project is based on the myth of Odysseus, using a journey as a metaphor for personal journeys and searches, as well as the relationship between fiction and autobiography.
–Gideonsson / Londré (29/06/2018 until 11/09/2018): these two Swedish visual artists are creating a project which explores the concept of verticality. Through these performance aspects their proposal researches the physical and psycological effects which affect human beings at high altitudes, and how these sensations increase feelings of isolation or introspection.