Exhibition CAAM - San Antonio Abad
Since 6 February 2014 to 6 April 2014
Extended until April 6
On the occasion of the 25th CAAM anniversary, Territorio Okupado presents this exhibition to celebrate its first five years of existence. During this lapse of time, a successful collaborative project between the arts centre CAAM and the art school Escuela de Arte y Superior de Diseño Gran Canaria has been established.
The museum is okkupied by the students of the school to trigger an exchange of ideas, creativity, learning and communication. This way, Territorio Okupado provides the base for a place where initiatives and knowledge are shared and developed. These make a non-stop round trip between CAAM and the art school.
On this fifth anniversary, the students undertake a particular project: producing an exhibition discourse with works belonging to the CAAM collection. The art school okkupies the halls at the venue San Antonio Abad with its aesthetic approaches, artistic languages and formats, the variety of which complements those of the different languages created and established by Canarian artists during the 20th century.
The students at the Superior Graphic Design and Interior Design Art Courses show their particular tribute: they use the portrait technique and the works of ten artists pertaining to the CAAM collection to turn them into ten more ephemeral installations. The ensuing works represent «symbolic images» by Santiago Santana, Jorge Oramas, Felo Monzón, Tony Gallardo, Plácido Fleitas, César Manrique, Juan Ismael, Martín Chirino, Manolo Millares and Manuel Padorno.
The Higher Associate Degrees in Artistic Ceramics and Applied Sculptural Arts are strongly influenced by the works of Plácido Fleitas, Martín Chirino and Tony Gallardo. Juan Correa is in charge of the teachings and general coordination of concepts in the corresponding workshop.
The Higher Associate Degree in Artistic Photography is the last one taking part in this special edition of Territorio Okupado. Photography has become one of the artistic languages that pervade the art of the 20th century, which, in this case, turns to be the perfect complement for this exhibition.
Exhibition title: Territorio Okupado
Dates: 06.02.2014 to 06.04.2014
Place: CAAM - San Antonio Abad
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Spain.