City as a shared space: the work of Nagore Lejarreta and Karla Tobar on display in Wroclaw

Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.

2017-09-21

“City as a Shared Space- Hiria elkargune” is the title of the exhibition organized by the Wroclaw 2016 European Culture Capital, in cooperation with the Etxepare Basque Institute, within the framework of the “City and Culture” conference. The exhibition, which takes place Wroclaw (Poland) from September 20-22, includes the work of Basque artists Nagore Lejarreta and Karla Tobar, currently on residency in the city.

“City as a Shared Space- Hiria elkargune” is the title of the exhibition organized by the Wroclaw 2016 European Culture Capital, in cooperation with the Etxepare Basque Institute, within the framework of the “City and Culture” conference. The exhibition, which takes place Wroclaw (Poland) from September 20-22, includes the work of Basque artists Nagore Lejarreta and Karla Tobar, currently on residency in the city.

Four artists from three European cities – Karla Tobar from Bilbao, Nagore Legarreta from San Sebastian, Ewa Głowacka and Gabriela Kowalska from Wrocław – have come together at Ruska 46, a disused furniture restoration studio, to present the work they created while on AIR Wro programme residencies around Europe. Although the artists had previously been working separately, their paths crossed at Ruska 46, where, together, they have produced a varied but coherent narrative about the city seen as a shared space. Also included in the exhibition is the research material the artists used and an experimental space.

Tobar’s work presents an alternative view on public space and architecture, while Legarreta placed pinhole cameras on the surface of the River Odra in Wroclaw, endowing it with the gift of sight.

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