Lara Almarcegui: proyectos de tierra

  1. Isabel Carralero Díaz 1
  1. 1 Universidad Complutense de Madrid

    Universidad Complutense de Madrid

    Madrid, España

    ROR 02p0gd045

A via das máscaras: as artes em Congresso no CSO'2021 Atas do XII Congresso Internacional CSO, Criadores Sobre outras Obras

Publisher: Centro de Investigação e Estudos em Belas-Artes (CIEBA), Faculdade de Belas-Artes, Universidade de Lisboa e Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes (SNBA) ; Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes (SNBA)

ISBN: 978-989-99822-7-7

Year of publication: 2021

Pages: 591-599

Type: Conference paper


The aim of studying a selection of Lara Almarcegui’s (Zaragoza, 1972) projects, whose motif relate to the earth and the subsoil, is to show how these two elements are used in her artwork as a means to gain knowledge and understanding of a particular place . “Land” becomes a space and tool to position oneself and question the urban order, where elements apparently alien to the dynamics of cities, such as plots, wastelands, tunnels, construction materials or urban gardens, become the focus of her artistic proposals. The land is no longer used exclusively for the production of artistic objects or for the representation of the territory, but either to grasp these places, as it happens in Madrid Subterráneo (2012), to preserve them (Matadero de Arganzuela, 20052006) or for the production of experiences and the creation of community ties (Ex-Michelin Wasteland Opens to the Public, Trento, 2006).