“Substratum” is the latest exhibition by Spanish artist Gonzalo Borondo on the occasion of the Fotografia Europea Festival. Borondo, a renowned street artist, is set to unveil his latest project, taking a measured look at the complex themes of cultural heritage and its conservation. Through a combination of analog and digital photography, Borondo challenges viewers to think about the past and its relationship with the present, using semitransparent materials to create a diorama-like effect that gives the artwork a spatial and temporal diffusion.
Borondo’s latest installation departs and adheres to the spirits enlivened in his previous street artwork; he focuses on a personal and collective archive to create a small imaginative Pantheon that highlights humankind’s ancestral need to believe in something. The exhibition, gently aflame in the gallery space, is a thoughtful and provocative exploration of cultural heritage, which Borondo navigates with awareness and authenticity.
As a European artist trained more on the street than in academies, Borondo brings a unique perspective to the conversation involving cultural heritage, inclusion and exclusion, ownership, and relevance. Through his work and his proposals of new ways of looking at the past and examining our relationship with the present, Gonzalo may well be encouraging visitors to consider how we can construct a multicultural and multiethnic society open to all of our stories.
“Substratum” is presented at SpazioC21 at Palazzo Brami in Reggio Emilia, as part of the OFF section of European Photography 2023.
SPAZIOC21 presenta SUBSTRATUM di GONZALO BORONDO
29 aprile / 25 giugno 2023
Via Emilia San Pietro 21
42121 Reggio Emilia, Italy
Wend/Sat 15/19 and by appointment
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