THE PAST IN THE PRESENT

THE PAST IN THE PRESENT
THE PAST IN THE PRESENT
Jesús M. Sánchez
Claudia (Ihrek) González
Antonio Barahona
Mariana Hormaechea
From 05 Mar to 03 May 2015

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 "The idea of landscape does not reside so much in the object beheld as in the eye of the beholder. It is not what lies before us, but what we see." Le Corbusier reminded artists of the importance of teaching their eyes to see, for only through them can landscape be constructed.2 Yet in order to create a landscape, one must always see reflectively, as Goethe explained: "The mere inspection of a subject can profit us but little. Every act of seeing leads to consideration, consideration to reflection, reflection to combination, and thus it may be said that in every attentive look on nature we already theorise."3 Like the Romantic landscape painters, the artists featured in this exhibition see through the lens of memory and attempt to construct the landscape as it has been imprinted on their minds. They see nature as the sublime, as that which is absolutely great.4        Mariana Hormaechea

1Maderuelo, J. (2005), El paisaje. Génesis de un concepto, Madrid: Abada. 2Le Corbusier, (2001), Mensaje a los estudiantes de arquitectura, Buenos Aires: Infinito. 3Goethe, J.W.V., (1840), Theory of Colours, C.L. Eastlake (trans.), London: J. Murray. 4Kant, I. (1960), Observations on the Feeling of the Beautiful and Sublime, J.T. Goldthwait (trans.), Berkeley: University of California Press.

The exhibition is curated by Mariana Hormaechea, whose essays are featured in the accompanying catalogue.

 

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