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Up - Down - Charm - Strange - Truth - Beauty

Flavors of quarks //

Alexa Grande, Isabel Bonafé, Simon Hehemann

The first exhibition will be hosted by Alexa Grande, who initiated this artist run space, together with Carmen Ayala, Mark Matthes, Mariu Falder. According to their concept to bring together artists from Seville and from other european cities, she invited Isabel Bonafé from Seville/London and Simon Hehemann from Hamburg to join her. Artistically their common ground can be seen in their experimentation with different media and materials that are preferably broken, discarded remains, or somehow accidentally found. A small object, a broken data file, or an observation from daily life can trigger a long process and a series of artworks. The three positions open a dialogue combining disciplines such as painting, photography, sculpture and sound to talk about the small details, the invisible air between them and how they reconnect. Isabel Bonafé confuses our perception with artistic interventions on architectural details of the space using photographic techniques, lighting and mirrors. In her works with data from deleted digital imagery she described the algorithmic code to create interactive and self-generative photographs from those fragments as a “Quark” - the most elementary particle and a fundamental constituent of matter. Her starting point for a long occupation and reflection about photography and digital media. There are six types, known as flavors, of quarks: Up - Down - Charm - Strange - Truth - Beauty; the origin of the title for this exhibition. It also connects to the first impulse to create Pabillon Pelicano followed by this exhibition and the anticipation of what is to evolve. In a poetic reading it reminds of the sentences that Simon Heheman integrates in his display cases. “What possibly unites the works of Simon Hehemann and keeps them in his poetic system (...) is a varying reference to the history of ideas of the processes of becoming” (Alexander Rischer). The singed, dirty and even ruinous elements in Simon Hehemanns sculptural works, the fragments and all their broken edges, are not to be seen as a sign of loss and failing, but rather each individual break signifies its belonging to another part. It shows no wound, but successful connection. The used materials generate their own reference system and his discreetly moon-colored shrines are open for interpretation and associations. Broken structures are the subject for the paintings and sculptures of Alexa Grande. The tension and limits of a solid state collapsing into a fluid situation, where the elements are flexible again and communicate with each other like living beings. She studies the breaking of steel and concrete, the void left behind and the energy being released. Referring to the bright color system used in architecture to describe the stress on structures, Alexa Grande transforms images of collapse into paintings with colorful, lively lines in a cloudy vastness. In search of the spatial sensation she organizes her works under installational aspects. Her sculptural steel structures are prepared to generate sound, rattling and squeaking, mirroring the tensions portrayed in her paintings and reactive to the movement of the exploring spectator. PABELLON PELICANO Pabellón Pelícano is a space for art and interdisciplinary projects in Seville with a international orientation. It arose from the desire to create a non-commercial, experimental space for presentation, communication and collaboration between artists and other disciplines. A sustainable exchange with international artists, especially from Germany and France due to close connections by the 4 founding members, has the potential to enrich the local art-scene in Seville. In about six exhibitions per year, the focus is on collaborations between two to three positions that integrate elements from other disciplines such as music, dance or science. The aim is to develop an open format with workshop character and the exhibitions are complemented by performances, concerts and artist talks. Pabellón Pelícano is located in the heart of the historic Corralon del Pelícano in Seville, where artisans and artists of all kinds live and work together. It is one of the last 19th century industrial spaces in the inner city. The origin of the name Pabellon Pelicano is written on the skylight of the exhibition space. The skylight originally served as a roof for the model of the Pavilion of Discoveries at Expo 92. The real Pavillion burnt to the ground just two months before the inauguration. Now it is reused in the Pabellon del Pelicano, where you can discover new art from international artists.


Plaza Pelícano 4, Local 30

| 41003 Sevilla |

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