OVERVIEWMAY 29 to JUL 26Solo Exhibition
- Solo Exhibition
Dates and Opening hoursMAY 29 to JUL 26, 2014
CECILIA DE VAL
Festival Off PhotoEspaña 2014
29 May – 26 July 2014
Open Doors Day and Joint Opening at the Blanca Soto, Magda Bellotti, My Name’s Lolita,
Paula Alonso, and the Ponce+Robles, galleries located in the Barrio de las Letras
Thursday 29th from 7.00 pm
Next Thursday 29 May, a solo exhibition of the award-winning Spanish photographer
Cecilia de Val opens at the camara oscura art gallery within the framework of the
PhotoEspaña Festival of Photography.
This is a project curated by Chus Tudelilla in which we will be able to enjoy the
brand-new “La Pesanteur” series by De Val following the “All about Eve” travelling exhibition
produced by the Cervantes Institute for which she was selected.
“La Pesanteur” is the title of the photographic project initiated by Cecilia de Val
(Zaragoza, 1975) in 2012; in her own words it deals with the symbolic approach to the
helplessness that the humanist philosopher Martin Buber wrote about: “The dilemma of men
is rethought every time that the pact between the world and the human race is terminated in
times in which the human being seems to find himself in the world as a lone helpless
Neglected on the surface of an always peripheral landscape, the subjects, both men
and women, whom Cecilia de Val portraits remain alien to this world; the only reason to
explain their always uncertain presence. The silence, if not the death, is eloquent of their
exclusion. Their helplessness in the landscape is a symbol of the fracture of men with nature,
of general malaise, of present seriousness.
Cecilia de Val rebuilds the region of air on earth, on floating landscapes in which
clouds, snow and rivers, unveil through their variations disturbance, uncertainty, confusion,
malaise, seriousness. According to Jean-Louis Garnell the landscape is a matter of
photography, not of landscape.
We look forward to seeing you there and we appreciate the publication of this press
release. For further information, please contact Juan Curto on +34 914 291 734, by e-mail at
firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting our website at www.camaraoscura.net
Madrid, 28 April 2014.
camara oscura galeria de arte
T./F. +34 91 429 17 34
c/ Alameda, 16, 1º B
ES 28014 Madrid, Spain
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