"THE WAYS OF ST. JAMES IN ST. JAMES' WAY"
Gabriel Díaz
Gabriel Díaz
Gabriel Díaz

 

Simultaneous exhibitions based around the videographic work of Gabriel Díaz.

Date: July- September 2010

Venues:

  • Pamplona Cathedral
  • Burgos Royal Monastery of Las Huelgas
  • Salamanca Domus Artium DA2
  • Oviedo Cathedral
  • León Royal Collegiate Church of San Isidoro
  • Santiago Pilgrimage Museum (Museo das Peregrinacións)

 

In the space of six years, Gabriel Díaz (Pamplona, 1968) journeyed on foot over 5,000 kilometres of the main Jacobean routes in Europe, taking a photograph every eleven steps. These images were subsequently transformed into the video-installation at the centre of this exhibition.

The six routes followed by the artist in Spain and Europe are:

  • The French Way: Navarra, La Rioja, Burgos, León, Galicia.
  • The Silver Way: Andalusia, Extremadura, Castilla y León, Galicia.
  • The Northern Way: the Basque Country, Cantabria, Asturias, Galicia.
  • From Le Puy to Saint Jean Pied de Port (France)
  • From Nuremberg to Geneva (Germany / Switzerland)
  • From Maastricht to Vézelay (Netherlands / France)

This innovative exhibition project, with its cross-border reach, honours the human values that St. James's Way has inculcated down the centuries through the experience of the pilgrimage. An experience mirrored in our modern world by the search for new standards and values. Through its medium, a dialogue is established between the historical and artistic heritage associated to St. James’s Way and contemporary artistic creation.

The exhibition "Los Caminos de Santiago en el Camino de Santiago" will be staged over 2010 and 2011 in a series of landmark buildings along the Spanish and European routes making up St. James's Way.

Gabriel Díaz has shown at leading galleries and institutions, among them the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (MNCARS), the Bilbao Guggenheim, the Galician Centre for Contemporary Art (CGAC), Artium Contemporary Vasque Art Center in Vitoria, the LABoral in Gijón and the Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art in Madrid/Centro Cultural del Conde Duque. His work can be found in the collections of MNCARS, La Caixa Foundation, Artium, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (MUSAC), Caja Madrid Foundation, CGAC, AENA Foundation etc...

Su obra está presente en las colecciones del MNCARS, la Fundación La Caixa, Artium, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (MUSAC), , Fundación Caja de Madrid, CGAC o la Fundación AENA entre otros.

He recently received the 2010 New Artist of the Year award from magazine "Descubrir el Arte".

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