The exhibition MIRROR RIM by Basque artist Alain Urrutia (Bilbao, 1981) is on display in Santiago de Compostela from December 15 to January 28 at the DIDAC Foundation - DARDO Instituto do Deseño e das Artes Contemporáneos. The exhibit is produced by the Didace Foundation with support from the Etxepare Basque Institute.
The exhibition features a total of eleven new paintings with images that appear the same whether in one position or flipped to the completely opposite position. By creating images reflected in their vertical axis, the pictures can be shown in each of their two possible positions. At the DIDAC Foundation they are shown in a way, while in May 2018 they will be shown in the opposite way at Appleton Square in Lisbon. The second exhibition will become the reflection of the first. Hence, the title, MIRROR RIM was created as a palindrome, which can be read from right to left and from left to right.
In conjunction with this exhibition a book published by Dardo collects the work done by the artist in the last five years. The publication includes an article by the curator of the Guggenheim Museum, Geaninne Gutiérrez-Guimarães, and a conversation by David Barro with Alain Urrutia.
Alain Urrutia [Bilbao, 1981] lives and works in London. He studied at the Accademia di Brera in Milan in 2001 and later earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts (2004) and an MA (2006) from the University of the Basque Country. In 2008 he was awarded a Rogaland Art Centre Residency Fellowship in Stavanger, Norway and in 2011, an MA STUDIO Residency Fellowship in Beijing. Alain Urrutia’s work has been exhibited at international art centers, including the Boston Center for the Arts, CA2M Madrid, Artium Vitoria, and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. His work is also represented at the Casado Santapau gallery in Madrid and the Juan Silió gallery in Santander.
The inauguration will be today, December 15, at 7:00 p.m. Complete information on the DIDAC Foundation website.