visites PerfectDay brTxema Salvans
2/3/2023 - 29/4/2023

Exhibition by Txema Salvans
Organsed by Fotocolectania with the collaboration of ACVIC

Exhibition venue: ACVIC Centre d’Arts Contemporànies (Sant Francesc, 1 Vic)
Dates: 2/3/2023 - 29/4/2023
Cost: Free visit and activities

Groups: students in primary and secondary schools and further education. Also informal education groups, social, cultural, and leisure organisations
Duration: 60 minutes approximately (guided visit + educational activity). Tours may be adapted to accommodate group needs.
Observations: ACVic offers teachers the option of an advance visit to the exhibition and the guided tour, in order that their group visit may be adapted according to the group’s needs.
There will be a guided visit for educators on Wednesday 22nd March at 5.30pm. [Free activity - Attendance must be confirmed in advance]

More information on the exhibition and visits: ACVIC | http://acvic.org/ 93 885 37 04 o This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Perfect Day is a photographic tour of the Mediterranean coast, from Girona to Algeciras, in which Txema Salvans, photographer and biologist, shows us landscapes related to tourism, and subjected to industry, urban development, and large commercial developments.

In these images, the sea does not appear. The photographer “places himself between the water and his subjects, reversing the direction of his gaze, so that the camera shows us this degraded background on which the subjects prefer to turn their backs. Turning your back on a thing means ignoring it, even pretending that it does not exist.*

In the words of the artist, not showing the sea increases the feeling of strangeness, of desolation, and helps to explore the Mediterranean as an example of 'the tragedy of the commons' in which several individuals, motivated by personal interest, end up destroying a limited shared resource (the commons), that is, the Mediterranean.

This series of 49 photographs explores environmentalism, mass tourism and capitalism; collective self-delusions, the utopia of happiness and our capacity for resilience. And it will allow us to consider the photographer's gaze, confirming that, as Nietszche claimed, there are no facts, only interpretations.

*Joan Fontcuberta

Focus – Dystopian Vacation

The related activity will be adapted to the ages of participating groups, and will be offered to primary, secondary and higher education groups.

Using one of the artist's photographs as a point of departure, partcipants will change the focus of the image, and imagine how this story could develop, making use of the techniques of drawing and collage.

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