Mare Nostrum: fragili vita.

"Hay un gran poder en lo indeterminado" — Cy Gavin

 

Mediterráneo: un mar en medio de la tierra. Cuna de culturas, del arte y la filosofía, escenario de mitos, leyendas, hazañas y descubrimientos. Para muchos artistas, desde William Turner a Wolfgang Tillmans, el mar ha sido un tema inagotable.

Un mar que esconde su esencia en las profundidades y adquiere vida propia: Respira, cambia su estado de ánimo -desde la más completa calma a la tormenta más violenta- y continúa, a día de hoy, revelando gradualmente al ser humano sus secretos.

A lo largo de siglos, hemos consumido de forma voraz sus recursos, llamándolos dones del mar. Y nos olvidamos de la fragilidad de esta hermosa vida que hoy está perdiendo rápidamente su antigua belleza y fuerza.

Nuestro mar se encuentra en una situación en la que muchas especies vegetales y animales están al borde de la extinción debido al cambio climático, la sobrepesca, la contaminación plástica, el hormigonado de la costa, etc.

Y este es un peligro planetario.

El Mediterráneo representa sólo el 1,5% de la superficie terrestre, pero concentra casi todos los problemas potencialmente catastróficos para todo el planeta.

La exposición  ......  y el proyecto Marítima arrojan luz sobre las actividades de aquellos que nos revelan esta vida en y alrededor del mar, estudian la problemática actual y tratan de encontrar soluciones.

Combinando los esfuerzos de científicos y artistas de arte contemporáneo, llamamos la atención del público sobre los problemas ambientales del Mediterráneo, y sobre la importancia de comprender los secretos del mar.

Mediterranean Sea Bio Indicator

Andreco

Sea water Bio-indicators, is a series of works made by Andreco from 2016 to 2017. Is made from acrylic painting on paper and a limited-edition screen print serie. The artwork is an iconic representation inspired by the shape of the living Benthic Foraminiferal assemblages.The Foraminifersare used by the scientists as bio-indica-tors of anthropogenic activities in a coastal area of the Mediterranean sea. The Benthic Foraminiferaget affected by the pollution in the water and by the temperature rise, so it can revel the anthropocentric pollution in water and giveinformation about the Mediterranean sea water quality.In particular this work was inspired by a scientific study made in costal area of Palermo, Sicily. Where the ecosys-temic approach has provided a complex picture of biotic and abiotic variables that contribute to outline the environ-mental features, where foraminiferal assemblages seems to be affected by the enrichment in organic matter.Andreco’s artwork is a tribute to the environment and a re-flection on the complex relation between the humans and the ecosystems.

Organismi

Silkscreen, 1 layer Old Mill paper 300 gr. 70 x 100 cm, 2018

Limited edition of 21

It’s no longer we who cross the land, the border, the sea; they are the ones who cross us.

Marco Godinho

Estrechándose

José Saborit

This is the piece that I have prepared exclusively for

the Maritima01 project.

The marine landscape stretches on, metaphorically.

Two black stripes that lead to the end of representation (two curtains that close the scene) and compress and narrow the landscape down, reducing it

to a smartphone format that ruins and detracts that

in the sea which lives without format: that which in

turn is our life.

 

Estrechándose. 2020

Óleo sobre lino

195x195 cm.

  

Fermin-Jemenez-landa-National-anthem-1_.

The Prophecy

Fabrice Monteiro

Fabrice Monteiro’s well-known projects “The Prophecy” focuses on environmental devastation in Senegal and comes from a personal experience.  Being a photographer, he came up with the idea of mixing art and culture to speak the same language with the locals and raise awareness of the existing issue among them. This is how “The Prophecy” photographic project, that reflected on environmental disaster and the consequences of excessive consumption was conceived in 2013. Following up with “The African Prophecy”, Monteiro’s objective is to take the concept around the world and create a global prophecy where all cultures and continents would be represented.

Canson Infinity Platine Fibre Rag 310gr 120 x 80 cm
Edition de 10 ex + 2 AP

 


 

The sea is a constant subject of study and representation in both art and science, and yet it remains so mysterious to humans. Even with the most advanced technologies, it seems that we will never fully understand it, yet we do know that we’re destroying the life within it.

Taylor Smith

Mollusk

Ustina Yakovleva

I started creating my objects, inspired by the first experience of scuba diving among fish and corals. I also wanted to move from images to objects. At first, I embroidered round-shaped textiles and then start-ed to decorate them with coloured beads, repeating the motives of my paintings. Then I felt the need to add a tail consisting of threads, these threads re-sembled roots or long human hair. The thread is an important symbol in culture, it’s a symbol of memo-ry. This is how the objects found their present form resembling jellyfish.

Mollusk IV, 2016
cotton fabric, sugar quartz, beads, silk thread, mono thread 112 x 33 x 30 cm