As part of its work to promote dialogue between peoples, the Three Cultures of the Mediterranean Foundation is collaborating in the plastic exhibition Baja al Sur: al-Andalus, which will be on display in Geneva, Switzerland, from 12 November 2020 to 9 January 2021.
This exhibition, organised by the Vesaniart art gallery and the Institute of Arab and Mediterranean Culture, ICAM, brings together works by eight contemporary plastic artists who turn their gaze to al-Andalus to reinterpret its legacy in the 21st century.
The aim of the exhibition, curated by the director of Vesaniart, Nuria Delgado, is to bring Spanish contemporary art closer to the Swiss public and to reflect through art on the richness of cultural crossbreeding throughout history, highlighting the rich Arab heritage in Spain after almost eight centuries of Andalusian legacy. Al-Andalus (711-1492), whose mark is still valid today, was a period of maximum splendour in the Iberian Peninsula and especially in Andalusia, at the forefront of science, philosophy, architecture, literature and music among other disciplines, as well as being a model of intercultural and religious coexistence, so threatened today.
The artists selected for this initiative are the Spanish Abraham Benzadón, Ana Pavón, Daniel Garbade, Julia Diazdel, Mar Aragón, Pedro Peña and Sebastián Navas, and the Swiss Kelly Fischer as guest artist.
In addition to the support of the Foundation Three Cultures of the Mediterranean, this exhibition is sponsored by the Spanish Embassy in Switzerland and the collaboration of the Vice-Rectorate of Culture of the University of Malaga.