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Christian Villamide - In landscape mode

In this exhibition, Christian Villamide (Lugo, 1966), addresses the distance we people usually put between us and the territory we live in, focusing the spotlight on the force and violence we subject nature to.

From an artistic, visual, multidisciplinary language, Villamide evokes and provokes, in perfect symbiosis between ethics and aesthetics, that action of contemplating, so typical of Romanticism, in the search for the sublime. But he does so from an analytical point of view, based on these nearly Situationist digressions, in which walking, as an aesthetical practice, already constitutes a form of constructing landscapes. Natural, even organic, materials, mix with industrial elements, which oppress, condition or direct, in a reflection on the inescapable action of man. And, permeable to all history of Land Art, Christian Villamide also intervenes in nature itself, and each work registers the footprint of a journey, of a physical, mental or intellectual activity in nature, of a critical and aesthetical immersion in the landscape to discover and rediscover, to create an effect based on affection.

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Christian Villamide - In landscape mode
Christian Villamide - In landscape mode

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Venue
CGAC (Galician Centre of Contemporary Art)
Location
Rúa de Ramón del Valle-Inclán, 5, Santiago de Compostela, 15703
Start date
27/09/2019
Finish date
23/02/2020