Lara Almarcegui Deconstructs The Spanish Pavilion At The Venice

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Business Madrid, Spain, May 21, 2013 – The Spanish artists work has been created using concrete rubble, glass and cement from a casting plant in Venice. The Venice Biennale is one of the most important events on the worlds contemporary art calendar. This year, Spain will be represented by Zaragoza artist Lara Almarcegui, with an artwork designed in the shape of mountains made from brick, concrete, cement, glass and steel. Almarceguis creation, which can be seen from 1 June to 24 November, will occupy the Spanish pavilion with mountains of rubble from a Venice casting plant. The artists idea was to make people look at the city, its wastelands and its buildings through mountains of rubble so that they can reflect on the evolution of the city and its component parts. Speaking at the unveiling of her artwork, Almarcegui said it explains the idea of a buildings ingredients. I have used this idea to present the pavilion before it was built and how it would look if it was destroyed. Its a sculpture that speaks about volume and that also refers to the future of construction. To get a proper view of the mountain in the centre of the pavilion, you have to go through the side rooms, which also contain mountains of different materials, said Lara Almarcegui. Edition 55 of the Biennale, entitled Il Palazzo enciclopedico (the Encyclopaedic Palace), will also feature another work by Almarcegui, Gua de la Sacca San Mattia, la isla abandonada de Murano, Venecia, an investigation into an island formed from glass waste from the Murano glass-making industry. Pavilion curator Octavio Zaya feels that Laras work reflects ideas and represents essential problems of the world we are living in. The Spanish presence at the event has been promoted by the Secretary of State for International Cooperation and Ibero-America of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation via Aecid (the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation). It has also enjoyed the collaboration of significant bodies such as Spanish Cultural Action. Press Contact: Marca Espana Media Relations Marca Espana Serrano Galvache, 26 28033 Madrid, Espana. 512-212-1139 [email protected] About the Author: 相关的主题文章:

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