By definition, a place is any given space capable of holding any given thing. What enables us to characterise and distinguish one place from another is precisely the nature of what they hold (people, things, thoughts), as well as the processes and the period in which they were constructed. Memory, identity, belonging or limitation are among the key concepts associated with places that give them some sort of meaning for us.
Of places and things is an exhibition that uses contemporary art to reflect on the symbols, meanings and senses we use to build and fill places, and also on the relationship between a work of art and the space where it is displayed.
Through 41 works from the Banco Sabadell Art Collection, Of places and things brings pieces by a selection of the most relevant contemporary and current artists from Galicia, Spain and Portugal to the Gaiás Centre Museum.
Renowned artists such as Eduardo Chillida, Esther Ferrer, Antoni Tàpies, Isidoro Valcárcel Medina, José Pedro Croft, Susana Solano and others are present alongside pieces by Cristina Iglesias, Jaume Plensa, Dora García, Alicia Framis, Jordi Colomer and David Bestué. Representing Galicia, Manolo Paz, Ángela de la Cruz, Antón Patiño and Christian García Bello are taking part in the exhibition.