The exhibition is a staging of reflections and practices of art and architecture around the islands - real, imaginary, utopian, floating, creative, missing, current, historical, of the future - together with objective information and proposals for strategic action. Authors in show will include works by illustrator Nebras Turdidae, photographers Simona Rota (Romania), Audrey Kwok (Singapore), Patricia Cámpora (Spain) and novel artists from the Canary Islands selected through public a call.
This exhibition is part of the Festival `Islas del Futuro/ Islands of the Future´ (July, 4 - July 26), taking place in Tenerife, Fuerteventura and La Gomera, Canary Islands. Conceived as a series of events, this Festival represents the opportunity to intensify thinking and public debate around the condition of insularity, fostering a revealing crossroads between data, ideas and practices from different island geographical areas and from different disciplines such as economics, tourism, visual arts and architecture. The Festival is also a scenario of anticipations as it will suggest some strategic lines of action that may serve as knowledge and inspiration for eventual programs and public policies in the sense of preserving the insular culture in the context of sustainable development.
Other events of the Festival are:
_Contemporary dance `Divino Desierto´ (`Divine Desert´) by Acerina H. Toledo, Roberto Torres and Juan Cabrera (July 12, 21:30h, Casa de los Coroneles, La Oliva, Fuerteventura). Action on the physical and internal deserts, inspired by the landscape of the Lanzarote and Fuerteventura islands.
_Public Dialogue "Martin Chirino. Islands and Spirals" (July 11, 2019, 20:30h, Casa de los Coroneles, La Oliva, Fuerteventura) on the contribution of Martín Chirino to the architecture, landscape and identity of the islands through its sculpture. Speakers: Fernando Menis, architect and president of Laboratorio de Innovación en Arquitectura, Diseño y Turismo Avanzado; Maria Luisa González, architect and professor at the Escuela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura de Las Palmas; Jesús María Castaño, director of Fundación de Arte y Pensamiento Martín Chirino.
_Public collective reading `Tribute to Daniel Defoe and his Robinson Crusoe ́ (July 26,13:00h, Botanical Garden El Descubrimiento, Vallehermoso, La Gomera).
About the curator: Dulce Xerach (Tenerife, 1969). Degree in Law from the University of La Laguna, Master in Business Management, qualified expert in Cultural Management, Master in Management of Cultural Heritage by the Open University of Catalonia (UOC) and PhD in Architecture from the European University of Madrid. A solid career of cultural and business management. Professor at the European University of the Canary Islands. She is the President of the Association of Friends of El Tanque, dedicated to the defense of the Industrial Cultural Heritage. Ex-president of the Fine Arts Centre of Tenerife and the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra. Writer, she is the author of several novels and collaborates in the architecture sections of the newspapers El Día de Tenerife and La Provincia de Las Palmas.
Sponsors: The Festival is organized by Crowplan and supported by Canarias Cultura en Red - Government of the Canary Islands, the Ministry of Culture and Sports of Spain, the Cabildo de la Gomera, the City Council of La Oliva, and the City Council of Vallehermoso.