‘Unfinished Landscape’ is the title of the new project that photographer Miguel Angel García showcases at the JosédelaFuente gallery. The exhibition revolves around the construction of landscape and the structures it is made up by, considering it an intended, critical and always unfinished cultural elaboration, like every society in its process of construction. A different landscape each time, like the viewers’ gaze.
The works shown in Unfinished Landscape are the result of an artistic residence at the Basu Foundation for the Arts in Calcutta, with which he was rewarded through the Art Laguna Prize of Venice. Miguel Ángel García has explored a society that reinvents itself and that hopes to play a fundamental role worldwide in the medium term.
On the one hand, he identifies the structures that support the “social building” through images full of meanings. The bamboo scaffoldings talk about history, own resources, ductility, resistance, roots and links between past and future.
On the other hand, the knots (bonds, links) act as symbols to express the diversity of a society with multiple languages, ethnic groups, religions, cultures,… and they all build the global frame of a country that is quickly renewing itself.
Furthermore, the structures either appear in avant-garde skyscrapers, or as the remains of the consumer society in billboards without ads. Here we see technology, urban renewal and also obsolescence, volatile marketing, the future to be made and advertised.
In conclusion - leaving out stereotypes and from a complex scenario -, the artist poses a discourse that on the one hand talks about history itself, roots, resources, and also about expectations for the future and processes in a constantly changing world.