Centro de Artes Visuales Fundación Helga de Alvear

Histórico

We begin the cycle of exhibitions with the first issue of the magazine S.M.S. A magazine created in 1968 in Manhattan as a collaborative space for artists, characterised by the heterogeneity of the artistic manifestations it contains, and which vindicated the commodification of art.

One of the Helga de Alvear Collection’s main “lines of force” consists of a large number of works that have nature as a focus or subject for argument. Many of these are included in this exhibition, under the shelter of a verse by the poet Gary Snyder.

Living in Spain since 1966, Mitsuo Miura (Iwate, Japan, 1946) has been part of our art scene since the 1970s thanks to the personal element he has brought to his works. The roots of this individuality can be found in his native eastern culture.

At the end of the 1970s, a time still dominated by a documentary or instrumental conception of photography, Jean-Marc Bustamante bursted in with a particular kind of work that as an intermediate space that, independently of its material nature, aspires to spark off intellectual processes for the spectator.

The new prescriptions of mobility, speed and immediacy imposed by the forms of contemporary life and the new technologies have profoundly modified our perception and experience of time.