The exhibition

Anri Sala. AS YOU GO (châteaux en Espagne)

From December 14, 2019 to May 3, 2020

Curated by: Benjamin Weil, art director of Centro Botín.

Living between Paris and Berlin, the Albanian born Anri Sala (Tirana, Albania, 1974) is a major contemporary artist who explores the depths of nonverbal communication thanks to his powerful narrative technique. Music and motion are key to his practice and inform the subject matter of many of his sound and video installations, as well as sculptural works that often take the form of self-performing musical instruments.

Anri Sala will direct one of Fundación Botín’s Visual Arts workshops and his work will go on display in the artist’s first solo exhibition in Spain, which will be open at Centro Botín on 14 December. The exhibition will consist primarily in an elaborate choreography of films the artist has produced over the past few years, which will slowly move in pairs from left to right along a monumental screen that occupies the entire exhibition space.

In a small gallery by the Bay of Santander, the artist will place No Window No Cry (Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers, Centre Pompidou, Paris), an architectural sound work through which Sala enacts a rapprochement between Centro Botín and Centre Pompidou, two buildings made by Renzo Piano, to create an overlap of the here and there.

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