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An architect and a painter come to a bunker bar....

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An exhibition by
ALEJANDRO ALMANZA PEREDA

Vernissage 30 September from 7 pm
with artist talk.
Alejandro Almanza Pereda with the
Architects Men Duri Arquint in conversation.

Exhibition 01.

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Date
20.10.2021 to 01.11.2021
daily

An exhibition by
ALEJANDRO ALMANZA PEREDA

Vernissage 30 September from 7 pm
with artist talk.
Alejandro Almanza Pereda with the
Architects Men Duri Arquint in conversation.

Exhibition 01 October to 1 November"The joke tells itself" is a phrase to describe the obvious. The work of Alejandro Almanza Pereda constantly twists this logic. It's never about the obvious, it's about the amazing. The remaining bunkers in our time precisely document the history of human expectations of one's own survivability or its own demise, whether it is self-inflicted or externally responsible. Today, they are often technical paradoxes that once heroically isolated man from the outside world and are now a fad as inviting taverns. The tense relationship between the inner and outer worlds is of crucial importance for Almanza's thinking. For this project, he presents a group of works that aim to have a dialogue about landscape painting, sculpture, the role of the architect and the domestic sphere. And who could manage to turn the refuge into a transcendental experience towards our "new" outside. If the restrictions and staying at home make us more vulnerable to outside experiences, can architecture or the trompe-l'oeil of painting save us from this dangerous domesticity?
Alejandro's works attempt to question two aspects that are activated by the peculiar exhibition space: illusionism in landscape painting in its function as a "window" to another place and the domestic and intimate atmosphere dramatized in a windowless space, such as the bunker. At the same time, the presence of the architect is questioned with ghostly concrete suits that play with the durability and decay of the constructions he himself designs. Finally, the relationships between all these constants in the artist's work are updated through a new sculptural work, created in-situ for Cuadro22.

Entrance free
Registration: info@cuadro22.com

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