Visions of Valencia - by Andrés Mínguez Lujan

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Photography - Exhibit

Date & Time: Thursday, October 16, 2008 - Sunday, December 21, 2008

Suggested Audiences: Elders, Adult, College, High School, Middle School
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WPI: George C. Gordon Library
Gallery '41 - 3rd Floor
100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609-2280
Cost: Free
Description: "Visions of Valencia" features the works of Spanish photographer Andres Minguez Lujan. The exhibit offers an intimate view of the intermingling of the modern and the old in Valencia, Spain's third largest city. The exhibit reception is scheduled for Thursday, October 16, 4pm-6pm. Minguez will give an informal talk about his work during the reception.

Gonzalo Montiel of the University of Valencia writes about the exhibit: "Cities don’t exist, they are invisible until someone imagines, visits or photographs them. Cities only exist, only truly take shape for those who had the fortune (or misfortune as the case may be) to walk in them, smell them, feel them. These images are an attempt to make visible, to bring to life, no invent the city of Valencia through the eyes of a photographer who has not only visited but lived and experienced this city. The photographic images of Andres Minguez have been created with the enthusiasm of someone who detects beauty and is saturated with its sparkle to such an extent as to be able to describe it. These images unmistakably evoke those artists who, like Sorolla, were entranced by the light of the Mediterranean.

The pictures are also an invitation to travel, an invitation to experience Valencia. In its entirety these photographs allow the city to take on life in the mind of those spectators who have not yet walked its streets or flavored its charms. For those who have already visited Valencia it is possible that their memories will either contrast or engage in a dialogue with the images of this exhibition. In the infinite framework of glances, corners, possible and impossible encounters that Valencia offers, this exhibition permits the viewer to flow towards, to move and transport himself closer to the city. It is neither a perfect nor a definitive view of the city. That would be an impossible undertaking as complex and lively cities like Valencia offer the traveler or artist many different nuances and unexpected moments. What is certain is, that Andres’s view unleashes in the spectator the impulse to travel and imagine."
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