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Ephemeral Structures Exhibition at MIAC

Thursday November 22, 2012

Ephemeral Structures Exhibition at MIAC

The multi-faceted artist Ildefonso Aguilar is the subject of a new exhibition starting at the Museum of International Contemporary Art (MIAC) next Friday, 30th November. Aguilar has lived in his adopted home of Lanzarote since he was a small boy, although he was born in Salamanca on the Spanish mainland and much of his artistic output has been shaped by his experience of the island.

This latest exhibition is entitled ‘Ephemeral Structures’ and features a range of works inspired by the unique topography of the island. Many of Aguilar’s canvases depict the volcanic landscapes of Lanzarote in a very literal way – almost as if he has used the black picon itself to bring the textures and colours of the terrain to life.

For him, the volcanic formations in places such as the Cueva de los Verdes and La Geria have such a powerful presence that he has been inspired to try and capture these through painting. However, this is not the only form of artistic expression that Ildefonso has used. In 1978, he created the electronic album ‘Erosion’, which has since been reworked. The music has similarities to pieces produced by Brian Eno, whose soundtracks play in the Jameos del Agua.

‘Ephemeral Structures’ runs from 30th November until 4th February 2013 at the MIAC. Entrance to the museum costs €2.50 for adults and €1.25 for children. Opening hours are from 10.00 until 20.00 every day.

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