Saturday, March 16, 2013

Fallas, art and Conway Hall

Visita tanguera a Conway Hall despues de tres semanas griposas. Entro y me encuentro dos figuras del siglo XVIII ( First Philosopher), cuelgo mi abrigo y me doy con un grupo sentado en un sofa, joven punk, señor mayor leyendo el FT y paloma acompañandolos (Sagrada Familia), en las paredes cuadros y litografias con las mismas figuras. Forman parte del la exhibicion "Estaciones de la Cruz" del artista Lawrence Mathias, basada en la relacion entre la fe religiosa y el pensamiento esceptico, lo encontre ingenioso e interesante. Mi primera impresion al ver las esculpturas fue pensar en las Fallas valencianas que por estos dias deben de estar en todo su apogeo. Desperta, Mascleta, bromas entre amigos, un inesperado baño helado en la playa, paella... recuerdos de fallas.


Went to Conway Hall to tango after missing three Fridays in a row while ill with flu. While walking in through their hall I encountered two cardboard scultures looking like XVIII gentlemen, First Philosopher were their names. Went to hang my coat and came face to face with a group of them seated on a sofa, The Holy Family. There were also painting and drawings on display all part of Stations of the Cross a show by the artist Lawrence Mathias, exploring the relationship between religious paith and sceptical thought. I found it witty and interesting.  My first though on seen the scultures was remembering the Fallas in Valencia , were cardboard sculptures depicting the previous year events are set on fire on the eve of 19th March after two weeks of celebrations. Desperta, Mascleta, Ninots, Crema...memories of some Fallas long past came to my mind.

1 comment:

señora Allnut said...

divertidas las imágenes de la exposición, me alegra ver que te recuperas de la gripe!
besos