Exhibition "Ésser expropiat" (Expropriated Being) 

Ingrid Guardiola, Jordi Mitjà and Jon Uriarte

Exhibition from November 24, 2018 to February 24, 2019.
Inauguration: Saturday, November 24, at 12 o'clock
Espai Hall of the MUME

Expropriated being

Ingrid Guardiola, Jordi Mitjà and Jon Uriarte

Sant Climent Sescebes, along with Espolla, Cantallops and Capmany, is a municipality that forms part of L’Albera natural site. The recent history of Sant Climent Sescebes has been determined by the expropriation of large areas of agricultural and forestry land by the Spanish state. These pieces of land have been destined for military use. However, paradoxically, this expropriation has contributed to better preservation of the environment and has also enhanced the megalithic route. Meanwhile, the memory of the place has multiplied based on the pictures that a few tourists, and soldiers, have taken. Memory has been created based on layers of headlines and domestic and institutional photographs. What do these pictures tell us about the place? How can we establish a chronography based on the images, an atlas that reflects reality? By acting as collectors and chroniclers of the atopic nature of the place, we expropriate the expropriators, we borrow their objects, their images, their headlines. This is the first step in the creation of an anarchive, an open anti-guide underway in this area, activated through the MUME exhibition and that will continue, in another format, at the Museu de l’Empordà.

Terra-lab.cat suggests a choral updating of the country’s imaginary. Terra-lab.cat is a creative laboratory for discussing ideas that invites different visual creators and thinkers to reflect together and cooperatively. Terra-lab.cat is made up by ten work teams each formed by three creators: two visual artists and a cultural creator (philosopher, essayist, scientist, historian, town developer, architect) who cover a specific area of Catalonia to generate ten creative projects which, in contact with given concepts and microplaces, generate different visual reactions and responses.

Terra-lab.cat received the 1st Lluís Carulla Award for the promotion of creative projects.

More information on the global project where this exhibition is inserted in Terra-lab.cat




Generalitat de Catalunya (Departament de Cultura) - Arts Santa Mònica



Fundació Carulla