The poetics of freedom

The poetics of freedom
Cuenca Cathedral [Cuenca] Spain 26.07>06.11.16
metalocus, ÁLVARO LAMAS
Ai Weiwei_SACRED - Entropy. Courtesy Ai Weiwei Studio, Lisson Gallery.
The genius creator of power to power. The battle against physical and mental captivity. The triumph of freedom and poetry in a dialogue that spans the centuries...
In an unprecedented move, the Cuenca Cathedral, the main temple of the city and headquarters of the conquense dioceses in the ecclesiastical province of Toledo, becomes a big stage of contemporary art hosting The poetics of freedom, a unique exhibition project that is part of the official list of Cervantes celebration 2016, an event of exceptional public interest. The initiative also coincides with other major anniversaries of the city, as the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Museum of Abstract Art and the 20th anniversary of declaration of its old as World Heritage Town.

The project consists of three exhibitions, linked by an exceptional artistic and historical setting with a unique concept, which aims to disseminate the ability of art to become a vehicle of freedom, in a decisive weapon in the fight for individual human rights and collective. The three-different approaches exhibitions or "views" on the same matter-are located in different areas of the cathedral, but are solidly united by a common thread: The Poetics of freedom. The testimony of a single set of artists for whom there are no boundaries between artistic or literary expression and personal attitude itself. A concept that is embodied in a contemporary and highly aesthetic striking more
Cuenca Cathedral, Plaza Mayor, s/n, 1600
1 Cuenca.
From July 26 to November 6, 2016


Ai Weiwei is a chinese conceptual artist, also works as an architect, photographer, curator and globally recognised human rights activist. Born in 1957 in Beijing, he began his training at Beijing Film Academy and later continued at the Parsons School of Design in New York City. His work has been exhibited around the world with solo exhibitions at Stiftung DKM, Duisburg (2010); Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2009) more


Rafael Garcia Cano, Rafael Canogar, studied with the painter Daniel Vázquez Díaz, between 1949 and 1954. He was a founding member of the group El Paso, abstract influence, which was linked between 1957 and 1960.

From 1976 he returned to abstraction from a new perspective. Through his work, invents and reinvents an aesthetic language that leads to a rupture and a new more


Martin Chirino is one of the founders of the group El Paso (1957). In his work basically it used iron and always moves within abstraction, sometimes devoid of a narrative component (spirals) and other very rich from a formal point of view and symbolic (Landscapes).

Chairman of the Board of the Circle of Fine Arts (1983-1990) and Director of the Atlantic Centre of Modern more


Francisco Farreras. Started early in the artistic activity under the direction of Antonio Gómez Cano and Mariano de Cossio, Farreras studied Fine Arts in Madrid, where he earned the title of professor of drawing. It is from 1954 when professionally began his artistic career, participating in many group and solo exhibitions in Spain and abroad. Paris, Helsinki, Madrid, New York, Tokyo, London and Zurich, more


Luis Feito is also one of the founding members of El Paso. Professor of the School of Fine Arts of San Fernando in 1954, left teaching to live a scholarship in Paris, where he came into contact with the vanguard force.

His first works fall within figurative painting, later through a phase in which experiments with cubism and finally enter fully into abstraction. Through more


Painting Florencio Galindo (Adanero, Avila), an artist who has found a space and a perfectly own time for its creation, always moves in this duality between the ethical and the aesthetic, between the dirt and the diaphanous, between the turbid and extraordinarily defined. A poetic realism that trembles in its unique concept of beauty and that has led him to become the most prominent more


Juan Barte. Born in La Rioja and a varied life path that has taken him to places as diverse as Los Angeles, Tokyo, Laos or Madrid, in the past developed his career in graphic design. Although photography has always been its focus, it was in recent years when he decided to surrender completely to this obsession.

In 2012 he began photographing artists active generation of more