ET FACTA EST LUX
MAC. Gas Natural Fenosa
A Coruña, Spain
20th November, 2014
In the words of the curator, Concha Fontenla:
The exhibition is built around a dual idea of light: as a support, at an aesthetic level, and as a metaphor, at a conceptual level.
Light is the decisive element in the conformation of human vision, and its proper representation and modulation has played a key role in the pictorial, sculptural and architectural evolution throughout history. Most recently, since the dawn of the twentieth century, light become to form, in addition, a territory of expression and experimentation in itself, being released from its previous subordination to one or other artistic category. Drawing, sculpting or building with, for and through light. That element able to distort our perception of space or to compromise the codes of Western representation, questioning how we face what is (supposedly) real and (hypothetically) fictitious. But beyond these considerations, light, as a metaphor, is linked from the beginning of time to philosophical reflection. Since Plato, light is reason, knowledge, but the picture is ambiguous. This is the beginning of a dialogue between men of all seasons-as art- with regard to what we perceive and what we know.
Participating artists: Eduardo Kac, Luke Jerram, James Turrel, Gisela Motta & Leandro Lima, Duvier del Dago, Mónica Fuster, Marina Núñez and Arturo Álvarez.
Photos: Xoan Piñón