Contemporary Art from national and international artists. Emerged and consolidated artists.
Also on line gallery in www.olivartartgallery.com
Director: Fina Olivart
Foundation: Juliol 2012
Address: Banys Vells, 6 tri
Location: 08003 Barcelona
Telephone: 696226592 -933285134
Timetable: Wednesday to Friday, 13.30h.-20h.; Saturday 12h. - 20h. Out of this schedule call to appoinment
my cante explodes
I wanted to title the exhibition with a haiku by Matsuo Basho
as a deep expression of a sentimental and aesthetic
commotion. With the intention of being a look inside each
person as vulnerable beings, except the imaginary of
everyday life and experiential observation.
When adversities overtake us, we feel broken both physically
and psychically. As the philosopher Josep Maria Esquirol says
"memory and imagination are the best weapons of the
resistant" but when bad and adverse winds blow: who helps
us resist the onslaught?
There is no recomposition or resurgence without time and
patience. The ability to know how to suffer and tolerate
misfortunes is the key to facing any situation. Knowing how to
value what breaks in us brings an objective serenity: broken,
Kintsugi, Japanese term, means union with gold, repair with
gold or carpentry with gold. An art that dates back to the 15th
century, which consisted of fixing fractures of ceramic objects
that, due to time or accidents, had suffered some damage.
Everything that is broken or defective, the Kintsugi invites to
find beauty in unlikely places, celebrating the dialectic of
totality and fragmentation, the idea that authentic beauty is
composed of both, that is, "what has been broken it can
always be stronger. "
The Japanese believe that when something has suffered
damage and has a history, it becomes more beautiful, that's
why they repair broken objects with gold. Instead of hiding the
defects and cracks, they are accentuated and celebrated as
proof of imperfection and fragility.
The same can be inferred in human capacity, when something
breaks in life it is necessary to have patience and the
dedication of a restorer, as well as the determination to heal
The art of admiring beauty in the scars of life:
"The world breaks us all, and then some get stronger in the
broken parts" Ernest Hemingway