November 23, 2012 - Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea (CGAC) - Current exhibitions
November 23, 2012

Current exhibitions

Fernando Casás: the now is over and the before is yet to come. Exhibition view. Photo: Mark Ritchie.

Current exhibitions​

Fernando Casás
the now is over and the before is yet to come
26 October 2012–10 February 2013

and
Forbidden Vibrations
16 November 2012–10 March 2013

Centro Galego De Arte
Contemporánea
(CGAC)
Ramón del Valle Inclán s/n 
15704 Santiago de Compostela

www.cgac.org

Fernando Casás
the now is over and the before is yet to come
Curated by Miguel von Hafe Pérez
26 October 2012–10 February 2013

Observation, compilation, indexation, discovery, re-creation. In an oeuvre marked by silent gestures, Fernando Casás (b. 1946; Gondomar, Pontevedra, Spain) has maintained a constant relationship of curiosity vis-à-vis nature. The traces left by the passing of time, endlessly mutating entropic states and forms encountered in the depths of the tropical forest or in the lush Galician countryside, are the determining factors in a creative journey spanning more than forty years. From Brazil, where he started his career as an artist, and Galicia, the region of his birth, this retrospective exhibition showcases an oeuvre born of a unique thoughtful and conceptual resolve, which can just as easily reveal itself in painting or sculpture as it can in ephemeral actions or specific interventions, such as the recently created works conceived for the galleries of the CGAC.

Forbidden Vibrations
Curated by Xavier Valiño and Héctor Fouce
16 November 2012–10 March 2013

In the same way as cinema or the press, pop and rock music could not escape the grasp of censorship. But in contrast to the first, the repression became harsher with regards to the latter just when the Franco regime was starting to cautiously open up. The authorities were aware of the role that music had placed in the international revolts of the sixties and tried to limit its influence in a Spain that was becoming more and more developed and cosmopolitan. Censorship forced the production of new covers—that today have become valuable collectors’ items—in order to redo the most scandalous ones or eliminate uncomfortable references contained in the lyrics. Forbidden Vibrations reviews the mechanisms and outcome of the censorship carried out by Franco’s dictatorship in the world of pop and rock music, through the covers of records and the reports of the censors.

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