Exhibition at the Rural Life Museum (Museu de la Vida Rural)
Ctra de Montblanc, 35
43440 Espluga de Francolí (Tarragona), Spain
From July 26th to September 29th, 2019
The XXI century will be ecological or, the XXII century will not be”…
SOS NATURA! exhibits at the Museum of Rural Life – a cultural centre of memory, reflection and sustainable transformation.
The material and immaterial memory of the rural world that we guard as well as scientific research and artistic and creative languages are the triggers for the essential questions we ask ourselves today. There are no simple answers. We can only move forward from dialogue and conversation. Exhibitions such as Lourdes Fisa provide us with aesthetic perspectives that are necessarily provocative.
Director of the Museum de laVida Rural
Great part of the work of Lourdes Fisa revolves around her firm commitment to nature and the environment. This interest has resulted in several exhibitions linked to specific spaces where artistic creation and live nature approach each other in a constant interaction, a sort of natural dialogue.
SOS NATURA!, the exhibition presented by Lourdes Fisa, 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 has also entered our bodies.
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.
From the catalogue SOS NATURA! Text: Oriol Pérez i Treviño
More information: www.museuvidarural.cat