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Madrid

OFFLAND. An Ideal Place, at Least

EXHIBITION

Pablo Lerma
María Moldes
Suzanne Mooney
Myrto Papadopoulos
Emilio Pemjean
Alessia Rollo
Eirini Vourloumis
Yorgos Yatromanolakis

Centro Cultural Galileo
Galileo, 39
Mon-Sun:
10.00 – 20.00 h
Admission free

Metro: Quevedo
Train: Principe Pio
www.madrid.es/cgalileo

 

OFFLAND. An Ideal Place, at Least

EXHIBITION

Places that are unfamiliar to us always seem attractive and stimulating. Any location that is neither close or routine immediately acquires a kind of exotic patina, it becomes an incipient opportunity. For humans, it is essential to discover a place, even if it´s imaginary, where reality adapts to our expectations, where we can escape, find refuge and learn more about ourselves through our yearnings. This kind of personal exploration involving the unattainable determines how we relate to our surroundings, which is in effect a mix of different situations, like a necessary conciliation between the chances that define our vital circumstances and what could have been. We should assume that inevitably all illusion implicitly entails a disillusion.

The most complicated part of narrating through images a territory is knowing how to distance oneself from it, in order to understand its atmosphere and construct a narrative that is stimulating as well as credible. This visual story involving a conjuncture of happiness, hope, and desire is formulated as a suggestion so that visitors can identify with the emotions that it aims to awaken. This dreamed Arcadia is the result of common ambitions and evocative motifs that enable us to escape reality, whether or not the result is figurative or real. Every place has its own memory, as insignificant as it may be. The most abrupt variations are connected to the presence of people that leave behind unequivocal traces of their existence.

Curated by Sema D´Acosta

 

 

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Emilio Pemjean

Maria Moldes

Myrto Papadopoulos

Suzanne Mooney

Yorgos Yatromanolakis

Pablo Lerma

Alessia Rollo

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