Friday, 11/01/19 @19h
On January 11 at 19h, Espronceda Center for ART & CULTURE (Carrer D’Espronceda 326, Barcelona. Metro: Navas) inaugurates Huella. Nil Nebot, solo exhibition by the Catalan artist Nil Nebot.
The exhibition is curated by Ilaria Termolino, who uses the potential of art to encourage a reflection on the importance of the ecological issue.
Nebot reveals, through his works, the desire to stand against the wealthy society with its luxuries and its unbridled consumerism, to go back to a pre-industrialized world, to the roots of the human being, to the purity of the primitive.
Nevertheless, this desire often goes into conflict with the present historical moment. This conflict between utopia and reality is presented in the space of Espronceda.
The first room is occupied by a site-specific installation that reflects the artist’s utopia: Nebot manages to transform this part of the old industrial warehouse into a more natural space.
The second part of the exhibition highlights the inner conflict of Nebot: to base its creation on the values of Ecoethics in spite of being a child of contemporary society.
Is it possible to find a compromise between utopia and reality? The answer is intrinsic in the works of Nebot who, with his creative practices, proposes alternatives to the capitalist economy and its devastating effect on the planet. The well-being to which we all aspire can be achieved without necessarily damaging and polluting the planet.
Small individual actions can make a huge difference. We all leave an imprint on the world: what’s yours?
Sobre la comisaria:
Ilaria Termolino (Rome, 1988) art critic and art curator.
Lives and works in Barcelona. She obtained her Master’s degree in History of Contemporary Art from La Sapienza University of Rome in 2014. With her thesis, she specializes in art under Franco’s regime, maintaining active collaborations with the few artists who are still alive.
Her research work is marked by a constant search for the heritage left by the great artists of the past in the current generation of artists. She collaborates with art magazines and accompanies groups of Italian tourists to discover the most hidden corners of the city of Barcelona.