08 Aug The main Galician contemporary art galleries jointly inaugurate the exhibition season during ABERTO 2023
ABERTO Galicia, the event in which the main Galician galleries participate jointly to inaugurate the 2023-2024 exhibition season, following the model of similar initiatives in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia or Seville, has announced the celebration of its III edition.
On Thursday, September 21, most of the new exhibitions will be inaugurated and will be open to the public at special opening hours. From that day on, the interested public will be able to visit them during the usual opening hours of each gallery or by appointment (including weekends).
Organized by Contemporánea, the Galician Association of Contemporary Art Galleries, with the collaboration of the Xunta de Galicia, ABERTO seeks to encourage collaboration between galleries and the visibility of their projects, achieving a greater diffusion, promotion, support and defence of contemporary art.
This edition will feature the participation of nine galleries located in A Coruña, Ourense, Santiago de Compostela and Vigo. These are: Dupla, Luisa Pita, Marisa Marimón, Metro, Moret Art, Nordés, PM8 and Vilaseco.
The season is off to a strong start in Galicia and these nine top galleries will present exceptional exhibitions by national and international artists. Marisa Marimón brings to Ourense the stillness and contemplation impregnated in José Quintanilla’s photography. His works transit the beautiful as an expression of the spiritual and the sinister, present in the form of absence, inviting the observer to reflect on that which is not there but complements and sustains the sublime as aesthetic enjoyment. Luisa Pita presents a classic of her repertoire of artists, the South African Pierre Louis Geldenhuys, who will surprise with 10 works partly unpublished that speak of ecology and nature from an excellent aesthetic. Also in Santiago, Metro Gallery presents the original painting of multidisciplinary artist Pablo Orza. Trinta Gallery bets on a giant name of contemporary art in the country, Antoni Miralda. The gallery will show a selection of photos taken by the artist between the 1960s and 1990s.
Delicacy and concept await us in Rodríguez-Méndez’s installation at Vilaseco Gallery in A Coruña. The Galician artist, with an impressive international career, brings in ‘Antes, la fatiga’ the ages of an insisted presence, with the will of return. Also in A Coruña, the Moret Art gallery will bring us closer to the singular painting of Xurxo Gómez-Chao. Nordés bets on the original proposal of Ruben Ramos Balsa, an artist from Compostela who lives and works in Singapore since 2008 and whose discourse deals with technology, science and their integration in art.
Dupla Gallery, meanwhile, brings together two well-known names in painting: Yolanda Dorda and Roberto Gonzalez Fernandez meet in the exhibition ‘Eros and Thanatos’. There, the erotic charge of Dorda’s works will contrast with the apocalyptic atmosphere of Gonzalez. Vigo’s PM8/Francisco Salas Gallery, which stands out for its international recognition, will offer the public the group show by Martha Araùjo, Gabriel Borba Filho & Rosalind Nashashibi titled Remove Walls.