Intermedia. Escribir la imagen, crear la palabra
Museo Universidad de Navarra
Campus Universitario s/n
Pamplona 31009 Navarra
About the Exhibition
What is the relationship between the visual image and the written word? Is the image a kind of narrative? Is it possible to look at the text as one looks at a visual work? How do photography and the written word interact? Do they collaborate, fight each other, question each other?
The exhibition Intermedia. Escribir la imagen, crear la palabra
[Intermedia. Writing the Image, Creating the Word
], which is based on the works donated by Patricia Phelps de Cisneros to the Museum in 2018 and their dialogue with the rest of the pieces that make up the Museo Universidad de Navarra (MUN) Collection, is the result of the practical work and knowledge acquired during the postgraduate training of the young curators whose Master's Thesis was chosen from among the different proposals presented in this 3rd promotion.
This proposal takes as a reference some of the photographs that Joan Colom took in the Raval in Barcelona and which were the germ for the book Izas, rabizas y colipoterras by Camilo José Cela. Following this model, the photographs of José Noguero, Juan Uslé, Enrica Bernardelli, Marta María Pérez Bravo, Vicente de Mello, David Moreno and Mariana Castillo Deball have been a source of inspiration for writers Carlos Bassas, Laura Arnedo and Valeria List and vice versa. Poems by Arnedo and List have given rise to new works by Pérez Bravo, de Mello and Noguero.
The result is not a photographic exhibition accompanied by literary works, but an exhibition in which both disciplines play an equal role. Given that the texts exhibited are born from the selected photographs and vice versa, works that are born as a result of the text, Intermedia underlines what the word and the image have in common. It reminds and emphasizes that reading is a visual act by exposing the text as a visual object and playing with the direction of reading, typography, shape, size and arrangement of words. In turn, it shows that the visual reception of photography is experienced through language. As Didi Huberman stated "The big mistake is to think that you only look with your eyes. You look with your whole body and, secondly, with language."Visual artists
: Joan Colom, José Noguero, Juan Uslé, Enrica Bernardelli, Marta María Pérez Bravo, Vicente de Mello, David Moreno and Mariana Castillo Deball.Writers
: Carlos Bassas, Laura Arnedo and Valeria List.Curators
: Laura Aizcorbe, Maite Fraile, Victor Acebrón and Dayneris Brito, graduates of the III promotion of the Master in Curatorial Studies.
Related ActivitiesSeptember 8, 2022 at 19:00
The artist is on Campus. Masterclass with Laura Arnedo
for more information.September 16, 2022 at 12:00
Workshop with writer Carlos Bassas. Narrating the image: how to build a story through a photograph.
for more information.September 30, 2022 at 12:00
Workshop with writer Carlos Bassas. Two intangibles in literary creativity. The look and the style
for more information.October 15, 2022 at 10:30
Children's workshop with Laura Arnedo. The magic glasses of poetry: another way of looking and creating.
for more information.
Image: Mariana Castillo Deball, Untitled (2014). Digital print mounted on Dibond. 180 x 270 cm. Museo Universidad de Navarra. Promesa de donación de Patricia Phelps de Cisneros