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La Dernière-garde

La Dernière-garde

Jokela
Jokela
Atocha in Memoriam
Atocha in Memoriam
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Omagh
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5th of December
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12th of February
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Unidentified...
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The tourists...
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The Army...
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Angela Merkel
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18th of December
(J. B. R.)
(J. B. R.)
(J. B. R.) II
(J. B. R.) II
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7th of July
9th of May
9th of May
20th of March
20th of March
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7th of October
23rd of October
23rd of October
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7th of November
29th of Novembe
29th of Novembe
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30th of December

In Memoriam

Wieslaw Rzaca
Wieslaw Rzaca
Adriyan Asenov y...
Adriyan Asenov y...
Ana Isabel Ávila Jiménez
Ana Isabel Ávila Jiménez
Ana Martín Fernández
Ana Martín Fernández
Angélica González García
Angélica González García
Esteban de Benito
Esteban de Benito
Florencio Brasero
Florencio Brasero
Héctor Manuel Figueroa
Héctor Manuel Figueroa
Inés Novellón
Inés Novellón
Javier Guerrero Cabrera
Javier Guerrero Cabrera
José García Sánchez
José García Sánchez
Juan Pastor Pérez
Juan Pastor Pérez
Mercedes Vega
Mercedes Vega
Miguel de Luna
Miguel de Luna
Nieves García-García...
Nieves García-García...
Sandra Iglesias
Sandra Iglesias
Segundo V. Mopocita
Segundo V. Mopocita
Susana Ballesteros Ibarra
Susana Ballesteros Ibarra

Info

For centuries, paintings and drawings made ​​us witnesses of historical events. Since the advent of photography, film, television and, more recently, internet, this responsibility changed hands and history paintings passed to the dernière-garde (the last guardian).

This exhibition of Miguel Aguirre renews the role of painting in relation to visual media bombardment.

Images of conflicts face their observers to a fatality: away from framing an event the image is fragmented, unrecognizable. Below this multitude of images reality flattens its relief. Very often, this tragedy is trapped in its bi-dimensionality and erased by a fierce and immediate accumulation.

The strength of Miki Aguirre´s work finds itself in an area where reality and fiction reinterpret our visual consumption. The paintings establish a space that demands to contemplate and respond to a our deviated routine.

The selected works show images from the daily press. The serie entitled Pieces consists of newspaper images painted at the same size of their publication. The DD / MM  paintings were made out of press images of violent acts captured with cellular phones or security cameras and remain faithful to their specific chromatic resolution.  The serie includes large format paintings as well as others made to the original size of the newspaper with their surrounding text erased.  The exhibition concludes with the In Memoriam serie that portrays the victims of the Madrid March 11th 2004 bombing after pictures that appeared in El País and La Vanguardia newspapers.

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To continue this exhibition you can visit the Rest in Press Archive which focuses on the use of the daily printed press in contemporary art. 

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