ALBARRÁN CABRERA – REMEMBERING THE FUTURE
Zurich – From March to May 2018
With the exhibition REMEMBERING THE FUTURE the artist duo ALBARRÁN CABRERA (Angel Albarrán and Anna Cabrera) are exhibiting for the first time in Switzerland. After having achieved sensational success at international art fairs in London, Paris, New York and Amsterdam, their work is finally being shown in Switzerland.
The artistic duo Angel Albarrán and Anna Cabrera (both born 1969 in Spain) have spent a lot of time in Japan, and their travels to the country have strongly influenced the aesthetic content of their work and printing techniques. They use a wide range of processes and materials and handcraft their prints using classic printing methods, such as platinum and silver halide or invent new ones, such as pigment prints on gold leaves. They create copies that are unique in themselves. The poetic and sensual nature of these prints is proof of an unrivaled craftsmanship.
«We are our memories. They define what and who we are and help us to understand our reality. When we remember, we do not simply recall a perfect representation of the past. We reconstruct our memories based on a set of things that happened, combined with what we perceived and imagined. Consequently, each time we recall an event, we change it. We construct a skeleton with the most important facts and fill in the gaps with our imaginations. Thinking about the future is one of the main characteristics of being human. We visualize the future: imagining what will happen and how we`ll react. When we think about the future, we do the same mental work as when we remember. We just remember a future that has not happened yet. The two activities, remembering the past and remembering the future, are deeply connected and never stop.»
Albarrán Cabrera, Barcelona 2017
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