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ÁLVARO DE LA VEGA. The tree of life. [METROPOLIS. An Urban Perspective on Galician Art]

ÁLVARO DE LA VEGA. The tree of life. [METROPOLIS. An Urban Perspective on Galician Art]

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Dates: 
22 February 2019 - 2 June 2019
Place: 
MARCO, exhibition rooms on the first floor
Hours: 
Tuesday to Saturday (inc. holidays), from 11am to 2:30pm; from 5pm to 9pm / Sunday from 11am to 2:30pm
Production: 
MARCO, Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo
Curator: 
Rubén Martínez Alonso


METROPOLIS. An Urban Perspective on Galician Art


The METROPOLIS cycle, curated by Rubén Martínez Alonso, was conceived with a double objective: making a trip to the past, to Vigo in the Roaring Twenties, when Fritz Lang’s film Metropolis premiered in town; and, at the same time, offering a perspective of the current Galician art scene. The proposal consists of several individual exhibitions as a view of the present, together with a common section for all works as a look to the past.

The project comprises two clearly differentiated areas, both with regards to staging and to contents, laid out within the spaces of the first floor: on the one hand, the area corresponding to the past, consisting of a room where, as a reference or homage to the movie Metropolis, the spirit of Vigo during the 1920s is relived through vanguard architecture plans and images together with photographs and documents of that time, as well as art déco furniture, objects, clothing and decorations; and, on the other hand, the second individual exhibition of this cycle that is shown in the front rooms.

ÁLVARO DE LA VEGA. The Tree of Life

Álvaro de la Vega is the protagonist of the third presentation of the METRÓPOLIS cycle. Under the title The Tree of Life, the exhibition brings together a large number of sculptural pieces from the artist's collection that make up a large installation, produced specifically for this project, and gives its title to the exhibition.