Alberto Ruiz de Samaniego, curator of Spain’s exhibition project at the 52nd Venice Biennale 2007, has selected four artists, different by age, background and works: Manuel Vilarií±o, José Luis Guerín, Los Torreznos (a duo of action artists composed by Jaime Vallaure and Rafael Lamata) and Rubén Ramos Balsa. The exhibition is titled “Paradiso Spezzato”. “Paradiso Spezzato / Paraíso fragmentado considers the idea of Paradise as a model of vision. Paradiso Spezzato is the expression used by the poet Ezra Pound to refer to a dimension of saved reality but only attainable as a fragment. Paradise, therefore, as a glowing appearance of poetic light in the midst of an existence that is often damaged, precarious or degraded. And as a synaesthetic proposal, there where it is possible to experience sensations going from one sensorial modality to another.” (from the PR). Venice, June 8, 2007.
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