Eva Lootz

May 8 - Jul 21, 2024

The exhibition "If You Still Want to See Something..." dedicated to Eva Lootz at Sala Alcalá 31 is a profound exploration of concepts such as resonance, light, and the limits of our perception. Through her work, Lootz invites visitors to reflect on the interaction between matter and energy. The show features an installation demonstrating how certain minerals and substances resonate with ultraviolet light, as well as a series of nearly 1000 drawings.

The exhibition, curated by Claudia Rodríguez-Ponga Linares, offers an essay on the phenomenon of resonance and, simultaneously, on the disappearance of the world as we knew it. The project refers to a moment when it becomes necessary to rethink matter and our relationship with it, questioning the dualisms inherent in Western modernity.

On the first floor, the exhibition gathers a series of nearly 1,000 drawings that make the artist’s thoughts visible. These drawings also inform and support the installation on the ground floor, forming a kind of philosophical network that unites sociology, anthropology, and philosophy to transcend the gap between culture and nature.

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Eva Lootz is an Austrian-born visual artist who became a Spanish national and has been living in Spain since 1967. She received the National Award for Plastic Arts in 1994, the Tomás Francisco Prieto Award from the Royal Mint in 2009, the MAV Award for Women in Visual Arts in 2010, the Arte y Mecenazgo Foundation Award in 2013, and the Culture Award in the category of Plastic Arts from the Community of Madrid in 2023. Among her most recent exhibitions are “La canción de la tierra” (Tabacalera, Madrid, 2016), “Cut Through the Fog” (CGAC Santiago de Compostela, 2016), “El reverso de los monumentos y la agonía de las lenguas” at the Museo Patio Herreriano and Museo Nacional de Escultura de Valladolid (Valladolid, 2020), and “Entrelazar, arrugar y seguir el hilo” at Sala Kubo Kutxa (San Sebastián, 2024).

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