• MAY 29 to JUL 26
    Solo Exhibition
    Cecilia de Val

    Category

    • Solo Exhibition
    • Contemporary
    • Photography

    Dates and Opening hours

    MAY 29 to JUL 26, 2014

    Event Location

    camara oscura galería de arte

    C/ Alameda, 16, 1 B
    Madrid
    Spain

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    PRESS RELEASE

    CECILIA DE VAL

    “La Pesanteur”

    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
    stranger”.

    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
    info@camaraoscura.net 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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