| FORTUNA, 2013
Calle de Embajadores, 53, 28012 Madrid, Spain
LA FRAGUA, TABACALERA
September 14th through November 24th, 2013
Opening reception: Sept. 13th, 2013 at 7:30PM
Artist Tour September 14th 12:30PM, 2013
MADRID – Ministry of Education and Culture, is proud to present FORTUNA, a light sculpture installation from a recent series of works by Peruvian artist Grimanesa Amorós. The installation, which will be on view from September 14th through November 24th, 2013.
FORTUNA, located in the Tabacalera, is a light sculpture that reflects the history of the old Tobacco factory, which was there before the art center. The name FORTUNA comes from the filters that were used for the La Tabacalera cigars. When a cigar is lit, the papers that surround the tobacco start to disintegrate from the heat. It is the filter, however, that allows the tobacco flavor to come through before it comes to an end. During the 1700s, cigars were widely popular and could be smoked by all. Everyone could be fortunate to own it, hence the concept of sharing. From sharing comes the fortune of doing good for others.
Grimanesa Amorós (born in Lima, Peru) is an interdisciplinary artist with diverse interests including social history, scientific research and critical theory. She uses sculpture, video and lighting to create works that illuminate our notions about personal identity and community. Amorós’ work explores the duality between ancient spirituality and modern technology.
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