The Voz’Gallery and Spain
The Voz’Gallery has dedicated an exhibition to young spanish photographers : “Lola, Marga, Maria, Alfonso and other spanish photographers”. As I was thinking about the title of this show, I realized I had no knowledge about Spanish photography. I wondered what could young spanish photographer say these days. Lola Guerrera, Marga Garrido, Maria Platero and Alfonso Brezmes share 150m2 in this very beautiful and interesting show. Audrey Turpin, working for Voz’Gallery, tells us about the gallery and the exhibition.
Age13 : Can you tell us the story of this exhibition ?
Audrey Turpin : The exhibition “Lola, Marga, Maria, Alfonso and other spanish photographers” is born out of discoveries and meetings we made in art fairs and exhibitions. We had a few crush on different artists and they all turned out to be spanish ! That’s how we decided to put up this exhibition with Alfonso Brezmes, Lola Guerrera, Marga Garrido and Maria Platero.
Lola Guerrera works with origami figures which she places in landscapes. Maria Platero stages reality in an absurd way. Marga Garrido creates fictitious landscapes with coffee, sugar, flour. And Alfonso Brezmes takes us for a trip in a very odd universe made of tales for adults.
Age13 : How do you choose your artists ?
A-T : We discuss a lot with the gallery director, Ivan Thieullent. We choose our artists very naturally when we find one particularly interesting. For now we are exhibiting young artists but the next show will present an artist from the Villa Médicis. We try to alternate young artists and experienced photographers, individual and collective exhibitions. We want to stay open to every photographic style. When a photography inspires us, we show it.
Age13 : And finally, could you tell us about the gallery’s story ?
A-T : We opened in june 2011. We are soon going to celebrate our first anniversary. Though we have been existing since 2008, we didn’t have a space until last year. At that time, we were organizing a lot of events in art fairs and shows in France and abroad or for institutions. But then we felt it was important to have a place to exhibit our artists. We found this 150m2 place in Boulogne. Other galleries settled in Boulogne at the same time not far from us. Now we really have an artistic and dynamic neighborhood. We organize every first saturday of the month some guided tours through our exhibitions and soon we will also have artistic brunch happening here.