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Ángela Cuadra, Eva Fàbregas - THE STUFF THAT SURROUNDS US

30 Mar 2016 – 7 May 2016

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Tuesday- Saturday, 12:00-14:00 & 18:00-21:00

JosédelaFuente

Santander
Cantabria, Spain

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In ‘The Stuff That Surrounds Us’, Ángela Cuadra and Eva Fàbregas address new and non-standard ways of inhabiting and designing our immediate environment. The show includes new multidisciplinary works, including painting, photo and site-specific installation.

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Eva Fàbregas (1988), presents a series of works where she reflects on the intrinsic potential of nomadism as a vital alternative, generating games of moveable and inhabitable structures which are sometimes independent and may be included in the terrain. Through these artefacts, Fàbregas explores new ways of habitability. These structures and objects evoke certain visual proximity to the postulates of the Memphis Group, for example, which clearly intended to question the established values of design that largely determined the immediate surroundings as well as the behaviour of the citizens.

 

In her recent works, Ángela Cuadra (1978, Madrid ES) has focused on addressing the life changes that occurred from the industrial revolutions   onwards, affecting on many occasions the fields of architecture and design that during those periods went through particularly relevant moments. In this approach, Cuadra questions certain aesthetic models, revealing the links to the life styles of societies in which they were rooted. Questioning the intention and interests behind the new slogans of the emerging consumer societies, the artist poses new living models.

For this project, the artist refers to renaissance painting and specifically the Grutesco motifs, which behind their decorative aspect hid an irreverent attitude, subtly faced established canons. In her paintings, Cuadra mixes different techniques and references that suggest a tour through history, while the apparent disconnection between the resources triggers the uncertainty of this search.

Exhibiting artists

Eva Fàbregas

Ángela Cuadra

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