The Spanish art gallery VESANIART Art Gallery co-organizes together with the Institute of Arab and Mediterranean Culture ICAM in Geneva, the exhibition of Spanish artists "Baja al Sur: al-Andalus, from November 12, 2020 to January 9, 2021. The exhibition is sponsored by the Spanish Embassy in Switzerland, as well as with the collaboration of the University of Malaga and the Fundación Tres Culturas del Mediterráneo, which will host the exhibition in 2021 in Seville. The…Find out more »
VESANIART Art Gallery co-organizes together with the Three Cultures of the Mediterranean Foundation, the exhibition "Baja al Sur: Al-Andalus", from April 15 to May 21, 2021, in Seville. The exhibition opened in Switzerland, at the ICAM Institute of Arab and Mediterranean Culture in Geneva on 12 November 2020, remaining until 19 January 2021. ICAM collaborates with the development of the exhibition in Spain together with the Vice President for Culture of the University of Malaga. The…Find out more »
Street Art Brooklyn, the new pictorial series by the Swiss-American artist and writer Kelly Fischer, continues the research started years ago with previous Street Art series, always having as muse, the street art of New York City. In this new series Street Art, the artist has created more complex and subtle paintings, although equally impressive; inviting the viewer to discover the artistic richness, in this case, of the New York neighborhood of Brooklyn, a reference…Find out more »
Vesaniart Art Gallery co-organizes together with the Toledo Consortium and the Swiss Embassy in Spain, the exhibition "Fusion Worlds" by the American Swiss artist Kelly Fischer at the Hercules Caves in Toledo, from October 15 to November 6, 2021. Kelly Fischer presents the “Fusion Worlds” series: an urban art project in which by using the ‘St. Bernard Pass’ as a background and through multiple layers, the artist takes us to other urban settings that are…Find out more »
Daniel Garbade traveled to Cuba in 2014 and since then has not stopped researching his Cuban roots. In this exhibition the artist shows us the fruits of this search, and the parallels and connections between the Cuba of his ancestors and today.
His grandfather Teodoro Garbade emigrated to Cuba at the end of the 19th century to work in the tobacco industry; he married Aida Heydrich Cubero, granddaughter of the illustrious Fernando Heydrich Klein, the engineer who designed and built the famous Matanzas Aqueduct. Fernando Heydirch besides being an engineer was an artist and sculptor, sculpting among others the bust of Bismark. Daniel Garbade, great-great-grandson and also an artist, follows in his wake, creating in 2016 the plaque on Bakunin's tomb commissioned by the Dadaists of the Cabaret Voltaire.
Garbade offers us in this exhibition, a collection of works that speak of his Cuban origins. They are portraits of his ancestors, self-portraits and some landscapes, composed of hundreds of photographs digitally worked to achieve the desired artistic effect. To narrate his story, Garbade uses fabrics, clothing and T-shirts as support for his works.
The title Vest + Menté alludes to clothing and the verb mentar: which means to make an explicit reference to a person or thing. Clothes have become a very important sign of identity, like selfies on cell phones. Clothes tell us about fashions and the ephemeral nature of the things that pass through our lives; but fashions also come back with different looks, as is the case of Garbade's look at his family's past in Cuba. If we approach the works in detail, we discover fine drawings on works by Goya among others; thus Garbade reinterprets his past, his DNA, reinterpreting part of the history of art.
The exhibition is completed with the series "volver a rodar"; formed by intervened photographs of objects that belonged to his ancestors.
During the confinement, Garbade dived into his physical and emotional attic, finding forgotten objects of his ancestors that spoke of movement. Old bicycles, old and rusty scooters that during the pandemic regain a new meaning of freedom, movement, escape and identity. They symbolize the return to the origin, now reinvented and reopened, celebrating life and memory again.
In this way he achieves a surprising and surreal aesthetic, at once familiar and new, giving new life to these old objects as if it were a film; a film that resumes its shooting. Thus Garbade encourages us to resume our lives, loaded with the past, the good and the bad; symbolizing the connection between the two eras, also between two moments, pre and post pandemic.
This series "back to shooting" has recently been selected and exhibited at the photography festival PHotoESPAÑA 21 in Madrid and at the Larnaca Biennale in Cyprus representing his country, Switzerland.
At the same time, a small exhibition of the artist's works will be shown at the Ludwig Foundation in La Habana, with a colloquium conference by Garbade with Cuban artists in which the works exhibited in Matanzas will be digitally projected.
The exhibition is co-organized by Vesaniart Art Gallery, Galeria Pedro Esquerré of Matanzas, Ludwig Foundation Cuba and the Swiss Embassy in Cuba.Find out more »
When Mar entered the Caves of Hercules, despite her greetings and smile, she saw almost no one. She immediately caught a glimpse of a beautiful if somewhat robotic figure, seducing one of the guests in a corner. She seemed familiar to him but he did not recognize her immediately; only when she moved away from the guest contorting her figure did he recognize her; it was Maria, the robot protagonist of the movie Metropolis (Fritz…Find out more »
Vesaniart Art Gallery participates in Hamptons Fine Art Fair (HFAF) 2022 with an exclusive solo exhibition of the renowned Swiss-American artist Kelly Fischer. Hamptons Fine Art Fair (HFAF) was the first contemporary art fair in the region, contributing since its inception to the promotion of art collecting among area residents. Today's Hamptons Contemporary Art Fair, the brainchild of ArtHamptons founder Rick Friedman and his team, is a highly regarded and trend-setting contemporary art fair in…Find out more »
La exposición “Selfis del pasado” de Daniel Garbade, cierra el ciclo expositivo inaugural del Oratorio de San Felipe Neri, del 17 de septiembre al 31 de diciembre de 2022.
El oratorio de San Felipe Neri es un marco excepcional para emocionarnos; un lienzo en blanco arquitectónico, ahora desacralizado, donde Garbade reflexiona sobre el tiempo y su captura, sobre el arte como presencia imperecedera y esencia de su tiempo.
“La Trinidad” del Greco creada para el monasterio de Santo Domingo de Silos de Toledo y actualmente en el Museo del Prado, con influencias de Miguel Ángel, Tintoreto y Durero, y que sirvió de inspiración para “El Guernica” de Picasso; es ahora también fuente de inspiración para Garbade en la muestra.
Garbade fragmenta “La Trinidad” en 15 lienzos en movimiento. Son collages de dibujos que actualizan la obra original, como su famoso cielo toledano recreado ahora por cientos de aviones en movimiento. Las piezas vivas del collage, se desprenden, caen al suelo, escapan del lienzo y participan de su tiempo. Así la obra original se fragmenta para cobrar un sentido nuevo, como la vida fragmentada del espectador narrada para reconstruirla, para captar su esencia.
La muestra se completa con collages fotográficos de objetos antiguos, como mantillas o sables, con los que el artista nos reta a cuestionar que no es el objeto sino su mirada, lo que lo hace actual o pasado.
Garbade nos brinda la oportunidad de explorar la relación actual del espectador con la obra de arte, exigiendo mayor protagonismo, formar parte de la obra, capturarla incluyéndose en ella. Los selfis son pues ahora la herramienta de contemplación del arte, la nueva forma de aproximarse a el. Los selfis son el nuevo souvenir de la experiencia artística, y tunearlo con filtros nos transforma en artista. Los selfis como collage de vida, de emociones, de tiempo secuestrado y diluido, donde nos apropiamos de todo lo deseado, y también del arte.
Así, durante la muestra Garbade invita al espectador a hacerse un selfi ante su obra y enviárselo, para ir creando entre todos una nueva obra en tiempo real, en constante creación y cambio, que será proyectada en el oratorio; siendo el espectador ahora, también creador y protagonista de la obra expuesta
Porque el arte se reinterpreta así mismo una y otra vez, con distintas miradas propias de su tiempo, en torno a temas esenciales al que ningún creador es ajeno: el tiempo y la esencia de nuestra presencia en él.
El oratorio es ESENCIA Y Garbade PRESENCIA, y juntos nos transportan y trascienden de lo sagrado a lo profano, de la mano del arte como alimento espiritual necesario que trasciende su tiempo.
Comisaria, Nuria Delgado
Directora Vesaniart Art Gallery
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