“Iceberg. The hidden reality”, in the Godia Foundation

An exhibition of pieces from the Cal Cego and Godia Foundation collections deals with reality and photographic appearances and can be seen from the 29th of November to the 18th of May

The NASA satellite Aqua recently captured images of a block of ice breaking off from the Pine Island glacier, separating itself from the Antarctic continent. The size of the iceberg was estimated at 35 kilometres wide by 20 kilometres long. In reality, however, it has been calculated that only the ninth part of the total of the enormous iceberg is visible.

The iceberg metaphor is the concept behind the exhibition entitled Iceberg. The hidden reality, curated by Montse Badia. According to the professor of Contemporary Art in the University of Barcelona and artistic director of the Cal Cego collection, the objective of the exhibition is to both raise awareness and to stimulate critical thinking. The possibility of perceiving that which lies below the surface originates with the spectator and their capacity to delve deeper into the hidden questions proposed by works of art: the purely visual aspect of a piece hides a greater complexity that is waiting to be discovered.

The nineteen pieces on display, two of which are part of the Godia Foundation collection and initiate the visitor into the exhibition, include videos, photographs and installations and come from a variety of artistic generations and contexts, from the 90s up to the present day, including such representative contemporary artists as Jeff Wall, Tacita Dean, Douglas Gordon, Ignasi Aballí, Javier Codesal, Stan Douglas and Dona García, among others.

Publication date: Tuesday, 26 November 2013
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