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Rubén Acosta Exhibition Opens in Arrecife

Thursday April 12, 2012

Rubén Acosta Exhibition Opens in Arrecife

Rubén Acosta’s fascinating photographic project, De Rendering, opens at the Charco de San Gines Exhibition Hall in Arrecife tomorrow at 20.00. Showcasing a variety of largely black and white images that chart both the rise and fall of Dubai as an economic hub as the real estate bubble burst there.

Until the onset of the recession Dubai was essentially the largest building site in the world. But once the property bubble popped this left an eerie legacy of real estate failures, half built buildings and abandoned projects. Some of which have already been reclaimed by the surrounding desert.

Rubén Acosta visited Dubai throughout 2009 and 2010 and as a result was able to capture some fantastic images that perfectly illustrate the yawning gap between the slick advertising images promoting many of these projects and their eventual demise.

Acosta was born in Lanzarote in 1976 and splits his time between the island and Madrid. He has exhibited his photos across Spain and picked up numerous awards in the process, such as Descubrimientos PhotoEspaña 2002 (finalist) and 1st ACCIONASustainability Photography Prize, at MADRIDFOTO 2009, and the second prize in the Fundacion AENA Photography Contest.

The De Rendering exhibition touches down on Lanzarote after visiting Tenerife, Bilbao, Madrid and Barcelona and runs until May 15th. Entry is free of charge and the Charco de San Gines Exhibition Hall is open from 10.00 to 13.00 and 17.00 to 20.00 Monday to Friday and on Saturdays from 10.00 to 14.00.

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