“Upside down you’re turning me up”
Alejandro Almanza Pereda
Opening reception: September 16th, 2016
Until: October 22nd, 2016
“Upside down you’re turning me up”, the third solo exhibition by Alejandro Almanza Pereda at Chert Gallery Berlin
The exhibition focuses on the artist’s research on the historical still life genre as a mean to investigate our perception and reality. With “Upside down you’re turning me up” Almanza Pereda displays three new bodies of work consisting of a series of five photographs, a video installation and two sculptures.
The presented video portrays a constant research of balance. Fluctuating and sinking objects are visible while moving slowly in an environment that can be recognised as water only after a long observation. Almanza Pereda recreates in his video a moving version of the still life painting by Juan Sánchez Cotán “Quince cabbage melon and cucumber” (c. 1602). Such as in the painting, the constant stage of the video is the “cantarero”, in the past a cooling-space where for preservation food was to be kept and hanged on strings. Music accompanies the dance of the food and brings the spectator into an hypnotic and meditative state. The melody is based on “Tiento 1”, a baroque theme by Spanish composer Antonio de Cabezon, a contemporary of Sánchez Cotán.
Read the artist’s biography here.
Gallery opening hours:
Tuesday – Saturday from 12.00 to 6.00 pm