Cervantes Institute
Bd. Regina Elisabeta 38 sector 5 Bucuresti

004021 2102737

Exhibition Hall of the Cervantes Institute in Bucharest - The Cultural Center of the Spanish Embassy in Romania. the hall hosts mainly individual or collective exhibitions signed by Spanish or Latin American artists, or other art exhibitions related to Spanish speaking cultures. The Cervantes Institute is a cultural center created by the Spanish Government in 1991 and actually it is present in more than 80 countries all over the world. The center in Bucharest organizes cultural avents and courses of Spanish.


Tip eveniment
Perioada Expozitie
04.10.2018 - 30.11.2018
  • 21:00 - Deschidere
  • 03:00 - Inchidere

PAINTED ARCHITECTURES SPANISH POSTCONCEPTUAL FIGURATION Collective exhibition organized by Instituto Cervantes in Bucharest, with the support of the General Secretariat of the Ministry of Culture of Spain, that shows works of seventeen Spanish artists, selected by the curators Juan Cuéllar and Roberto Mollá. The exhibition is composed of 21 works in various techniques oil, acrylic, mixed, 3D animation, pencil, charcoal, etc. The common thread is the representation of architecture. The architects paint and the painters build. They walk the same road and look at each other, like runners, always sideways. As a background or as a figure, as a context or as a symbolic element, architecture has vertebrated and articulated the pictorial space from Giotto to the present day. A space that is neither realistic nor abstract, but rather an alternative place to put together mental images, a scenario in which, as Magritte said, "the intelligence of accuracy does not impede the pleasure of inaccuracy". Architecture, drawing, urbanism and painting go the same way looking at each other, as background runners, always sideways. If modern architecture was absolutely permeable to the painting of the first avant-garde movements, painting has turned the structure, the compositional order and the implicit geometry of architecture into a scenario that is at the same time generator and support of ideas. There are many Spanish artists who, against the current of a contemporary style perfectly institutionalized and assimilated, they have maintained their commitment to painting and the painting, vindicating, even with boredom as many times as they have to, the pictorial surface as a space of absolute freedom, as a suitable thinking machine and as an adequate support to perform what, in their independence, they have conceived. And many of them, especially those belonging to the PostConceptual Figuration or close to it, usually use the painting of architectures as a framework, object or scenario of their ideas. The artists selected in this exhibition build their poetry and draw their profile through the vision of their cities, of real or imagined trips and of the relationship of the individual with their urban environment. Artists: Juan Cuéllar / Paco De la Torre / Dis Berlin / Gonzalo Elvira / Damián Flores / Marcelo Fuentes / Carlos García Alix / Elena Goñi / Fernando Martín Godoy / Ángel Mateo Charris / Joël Mestre / Roberto Mollá / Guillermo Peñalver Fernández / Chema Peralta / Jorge Tarazona / Teresa Tomás / Nelo Vinuesa /