Declaration of Peace. Pilar Lara.
from April 18, 2023 to July 1, 2023
This exhibition includes part of the work produced by the artist Pilar Lara (Spain, 1940-2006) between 1987 and 2000. These pieces have their departing point in a photographic archive of the World War I, from which we will show some of these documents as showcase material.
Cigar boxes, dominoes, chess boards, and even the grille of a window, among other everyday objects, are manipulated to give them new meanings, opening a reflection in the viewer on the concerns that runs through her vision.
Themes such as war, aging, historical memory and the feminine condition are questioned throughout the artist's work.
"She speaks of building utopias because in many of her works what she really proposes is a desire, she speaks of what she wants to reach, sometimes through denouncement, sometimes through affection, through memory, through reverie...Lara does not falsify reality, she makes it more human.”
(2022, Isabel Duran, Pilar Lara Poética del tiempo, p.9).
"When Pilar Lara enters this narrative world of inspiration and recurrence in old photography to show us her emotional and reasoning place, she reveals a spirit, an adaptation and a visionary clarity of the future."
(2000, Alvarez Enjuto, Pilar Lara, p.7).