“The XXI century will be ecological or, the XXII century will not be” …
by artist Lourdes Fisa
Please join us next Friday 26th of July at 12 pm at the Rural Life Museum (Museu de la Vida Rural).
The opening will be held by the artist herself, Lourdes Fisa,
the mayor of l’Espluga de Francolí, Josep María Vidal, and the director of the Rural Life Museum, Germma Carbó.
We may possibly not be fully aware of it but we are an integral part of the rich biodiversity of planet Earth. In the opinion of philosophers such as Arne Naess, Felix Guattari, Raimon Panikkar or the above mentioned Skolimowski, we must move towards an “ecosophic” consciousness. In other words, we must advance towards a typology of humanism where men and women are no longer at the center, but rather they are a part of this biosphere.
For a number of years now, the world of art has chosen not to exist at the margins of this issue. Different forms of expression and different languages have sought to capture the problems of our current world.
Artist Lourdes Fisa’s new exhibition SOS NATURA! wants to become a small nucleus of awareness concerning a serious environmental problem: the impact of plastic on nature and on our seas and oceans. Recently exhibited at the Roman Theatre Museum in Lisbon and at the Abad de Baçal Museum in Bragança, the project AQVA on ÁGUA shows the artist’s understanding of water as an essential element of life. Fisa departs in this exhibition from the harsh reality that pollution is not only found in our waters, but it also enters our body.
Through this exhibition at the Museum of Rural Life, the artist sends a cry for help while expressing her homage to nature and to human beings. She’s searching for new ways to look at the environment and to do it in her idiosyncratic personal language. To achieve her goals, she recovers the technique of engraving. Through this art, she not only explores one of the first techniques used in the history of art, but also one of the first techniques used by herself at the start of her own career. In doing so, she has been able to trigger a field of introspection that should be perfectly well imitated in our daily lives.
The works from SOS NATURA! represent an invitation to “look inside”, something which, in effect, can lead to a decentralisation of our usual points of view and a deconstruction of existing structures and codes.
Oriol Pérez i Treviño