The poetics of freedom

27/07/2016
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 e...read more
Venue
Cuenca Cathedral, Plaza Mayor, s/n, 1600
1 Cuenca.
Dates
From July 26 to November 6, 2016

Weiwei

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)...read more

CANOGAR

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 concept...read more

CHIRINO

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 Art...read more

FARRERAS

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, amo...read more