Exhibition ‘Ground and Underground’

From 11 June till 26 September Patrícia Dauder exhibits her latest project in the Palau de la Virreina (La Rambla, Barcelona) called Ground and Underground.

In June 2015 the artist buried a set of works in an empty plot of land in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat. The works had been produced in the studio but were left underground for weeks. A wide range of materials were deliberately exposed to degradation caused by the climate and soil corrosion.

This process outside the studio prolonged the time needed to complete the works. All the works unearthed later evoked the atmospheric conditions that had affected them of which their deteriorated appearance bears witness.

‘Insulana’ (2021)

The exhibition brings together four projects carried out after that summer:
Groundworks – Documents (2021) records the earthworks carried out at the Hospitalet de Llobregat site;
Weather Sticks (2018) is a series of ceramic works manufactured following a process open to the intervention of climatic factors;
Sections (2021) presents on the walls an installation with numerous lithographs;
– a set that prologues the film Insulana (2021), inspired by the volcanic eruption that affected the Azores between 1957 and 1958.

The result is a compendium of the work produced in the studio and the work produced in the open—a  duality that is a recurring feature in Patrícia Dauder’s most recent work.

Source: Ajuntament de Barcelona

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