WORKING MIES

BEA SARRIAS and MORROSKO VILA-SAN-JUAN

An exhibition that is a working progress..

Every exhibition involves a previous work process. Documentation, research, sketches, tests, trials, errors. A process whose result can be as or more interesting than the exhibition itself.

In this project we propose to show, both graphically and pictorially as well as audiovisual, the process of preparation and research of an exhibition on the Pavilion of Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich.

We propose to deconstruct the iconic Pavilion, piece by piece, to reconstruct it again in a pictorial and audiovisual way, basically through its materials and light. A tribute to its incredible creative and constructive journey.

Drawings, sketches, paintings, notes, collages and projections will transmit the organic and tactile sensation that the pavilion gives off and the sensuality of its materials.

Pieces of various formats and techniques will show the creative process involved in this exhibition project. An exhibition that is supposedly unfinished, which will be the preparation and announcement of another future exhibition with large format paintings and projections.

SOBRE LOS ARTISTAS:


He has developed much of his work in Barcelona, where he studied Fine Arts and soon became interested in architecture and the portrayal of iconic spaces. His work, based on the works of important Spanish and international architects, has received several awards and his virtuoso handling of light and shadows has been highlighted.

His most recent projects include the large-scale portrait he painted live in 2019 at NATO headquarters in Brussels. Shortly thereafter, he undertook an artist residency at Mana Contemporary in New York, where he worked on the imprint that architect J. L. Sert had left in the city.

He has held several solo exhibitions in Barcelona, Madrid, Brussels and Oslo. He is currently working on new exhibition projects and artist residencies.

Morrosko Vila-San-Juan is a filmmaker. Born in Barcelona with a degree in Philosophy and Arts, he has a long career as a filmmaker and journalist. He has written, directed and produced numerous documentaries as well as video-creation pieces. He regularly collaborates with different television channels (TVE, TV3, Betevé), institutions and art centers (CCCB, MACBA, Fabra i Coats), as well as with written and digital media and also teaches audiovisuals at various universities.

Together with Bea Sarrias he has produced audiovisual pieces inspired by iconic architecture, such as «A day at the Ricarda» (selected for the Loop Barcelona Festival), «La Cima de Coderch (an unfulfilled dream)», presented at the Barcelona Design Week, or «Miró-Sert-Gomis. La Luz en el taller del artista», an exhibition and audiovisual project still in development.