Next Friday, January 25 at 8:00 p.m., the Madrid slaughterhouse reopens its doors with the opening of three exhibitions (one collective and two individual) that brings together some of the most representative artists on the current scene.
The one that interests us on this occasion is that of ship 16, where it will be presented "Archeological”, An exhibition where contemporary art and archeology meet, going through a review of the concept of history, directed by Virginia Torrente. In addition, international artists will present their pieces created specifically for Arqueológica, such as Christian Andersson, Pedro Barateiro, Mariana Castillo, Mark Dion, Daniel Guzmán, Diango Fernández, Regina de Miguel and Francesc Ruiz.
The evolution of man and societies that has been creating throughout history has left evidence throughout the subsoil or even at a more superficial level. From the oldest excavations to the documents that record our passage through the world, “Archeological”Has tried to include in a contemporary archeology the information that reaches the era of interplanetary exploration.
The research process and analysis of the findings found, keeps the process constantly active, linking discoveries, overlapping historical moments and expanding information on our history. Therefore, archaeological studies are capable of revealing the memory of a place, of the people who lived there, their lives, their customs and the events that occurred in the area.
Under this idea, the works of contemporary art created by the eight artists mentioned will be shown. between January 26, 2013 and May 9 of this year.
Almost graduated in Advertising and Public Relations. I started to like history in 2nd year of high school thanks to a very good teacher who made us see that we have to know our past to know where the future takes us. Since then I have not had the opportunity to investigate more in all that our history offers us, but now I can take up that concern and share it with you.