GRAF brings you the programme of contemporary art in Catalonia. The agenda that combines all agendas.

Opening "Future Relics" by Elena Lavellés

19:3021:30 h
Venue: Blueproject Foundation
Princesa, 57
08003 Barcelona
Price: Free event
Opening

The Blueproject Foundation presents the exhibition “Future Relics” by Elena Lavellés, the third resident artist of 2018, which can be seen at the Sala Project from July 13 to September 30, 2018.

In this new body of work, Elena Lavellés continues her previous exploration on the three forms of gold (mineral, hydrocarbon and precious metal) to develop a discourse which reveals the interactions between transformation process, local history and the power relations of corporate capitalism.

In this case, the discourse plays with a sort of speculative realism beneath which lies a biopolitic reading which uncovers the connection between the exploitation of the territory and the exploitation of culture. […]

The other works unfolding after this one are grouped in three sections: a series of relic-sculptures, a set of drawings over topographic maps and a selection of photographs. The artist invites us to re-imagine in between two waters, the land of the imaginary and that of the real. The land of utopia and that of dystopia, an approximation which implies social resistance and the alternatives to contemporary established and dominant processes.”
Text by Blanca de la Torre