García-Alix at ‘The Asia Principle’, a collective exhibition in Fundación Juan March

The exhibition The Asia Principle. China, Japan, India and Contemporary Art in Spain (1957-2017) aims to draw attention to the influence of these three cultures on art in the second half of the 20th century in Spain, an influence notably visible in the work of numerous artists of the time but equally little explored. The exhibition takes places at Fundación Juan March (Madrid, Spain), from 8th of march to 24th of june 2018.

This project includes more than 60 artists who worked in Spain and whose art is associated to varying degrees with that of East Asia and India. Two photographs of Alberto García-Alix were chosen to form part of this project.

In 2007, the photographer spent eight months working in Beijing to write the script and film the audiovisual work “The place of no return”, and which he later presented at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid, Spain). During his stay in Beijing, García-Alix “linked his gaze” to China, its customs and culture, being reflected in the photographs he took at that time.

Alberto García-Alix photographs at the exhibition

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