ti accludo un lavoro eccezionale degli architetti e fotografi Juan Luis Morales e Teresa Ayuso sull'affascinante percorso della seta, in cui hanno percorso migliaia di chilometri, per catturare con diverse foto le posizioni dei paesi in cui è stato sviluppato questo percorso.
Questo lavoro è esposto durante la Biennale di Venezia, a Palazzo Bembo, Riva del Carbon, fino al 24 novembre. Sono fotografie con acquerello e grafite.
Francisco Punal Suarez
THE NEW SILK ROADS: SPACE, TIME AND EXISTENCE
PERSONAL STRUCTURES MAY 11 - NOVEMBER 24, 2019 PALAZZO BEMBO, VENICE, ITALY
ATELIER MORALES - Photography with watercolor and graphite
In the context of the Biennale Arte 2019 the ECC-Italy presents Personal Structures, an exhibition hosted and supported by the European Cultural Centre in two of its prestigious Palazzo’s in the center of Venice - Palazzo Bembo and Palazzo Mora - and the Giardini Marinaressa. All invited artists have been asked to present their own subjective, personal expression of their refection on the concepts Time, Space and Existence.
Atelier Morales’ presentation entitled, The New Silk Roads: Space, Time and Existence, showcases photography taken along the mythic silk road during extensive travel, mostly by land (more than 13 000 km), beginning in Shanghai and passing through numerous cities, historical sites, landmarks and territories in China, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Germany, Russia and Belarus. This photographic journey was carried out as part of a project initiated by Global Forum Resources to promote dialogue and refection about modern-day connectivity.
THE NEW SILK ROADS: SPACE, TIME AND EXISTENCE
“The very cities, landscapes, people, cultures, religions, languages and economies that we encountered have the potential to give life to the perennial dream of planetary connectivity. We hope that in so doing the fragile balance between space, time and existence achieved across centuries will be preserved in this legendary silk road.”
Atelier Morales’ long and memorable voyage, which purposely overlapped with some of the routes taken by Marco Polo and Baron Von Richthofen, revealed many emblems that once seen could not be forgotten. The constant challenge for the artists was to capture the vast accumulation of information and the varied images encountered, in order to discern the recurring signs that help form a redundant memory on which the silk road’s temporal transcendence is based.
Each new encounter pointed to the legendary caravans while also refecting new forms of connectivity for current and future transcontinental trade. The more the artists immersed themselves in the remote cities that they visited, the more they understood their prior stops and each new city revealed aspects of those that preceded. They moved along an open road, informed by a retrospective eye, searching for the proximal future made visible through the permanent traces left by a magnifcent past, a future constantly evolving as they moved forward.
In each new and spectacular landscape or city photographed, they became aware that the importance of each site added to the beauty of its surroundings, a connection impossible to capture with their cameras. That is why they have supplemented their photographs with drawing and painting; in order to capture, with an illusion, the intangible aspects of this mythic voyage.
Thus, in the works created, “arrival” and “departure” figure as key leitmotifs representing the omnipresent road, without which the sites visited would not have developed, nor the life that evolved in them and in their surroundings.
Juan Luis Morales and Teresa Ayuso (Atelier Morales) are a team of internationally recognized photographers/ architects.
These Cuba-born Paris-based artists have participated in many gallery and museum exhibitions worldwide (spanning cities such as Berlin, Havana, Mexico, Miami, Paris and Zurich) and including numerous international art fairs (e.g. Art Basel, Miami; Armory Show, New York; Scope, London; MACA, Mexico; HOT Art, Basel and Vennice Biennale). Museum exhibitions have included The Centre Pompidou in Paris, Museum of Latin American Art in Los Angeles and PAMM, Perez Art Museum in Miami.
More info about the voyage
Artists website: http://ateliermorales.com
Location: Palazzo Bembo, Riva del Carbon, 30124, Venice, ITALY
|Azerbaijan, Nohur Lake|
|Azerbaijan, Sahil Beach|
|China, Jiayuguan Great Wall (1)|
|China, Near from Lanzhou|
|China, The Three Gorges Dam|
|Kazakhstan, Road From Almaty to Tamgaly|
|Russia, Kaliningrad Sea Commercial Port|
|Russia, National Park of Isle of Courtois|