First weekend of the new edition of Ojos Rojos

29 March 2022 - 15: 35

"A portrait", the exhibition of the Chilean photographer Luis Poirot, who came from Chile invited by the organization thanks to the sponsorship of the Fundación Chile España, opened the Ojos Rojos contest last Friday afternoon, in a call attended by the mayor from Xàbia, José Chulvi, the Councilor for Culture of Xàbia, Quico Moragues and a large influx of people despite the rain.

Mayor Chulvi highlighted the importance of the festival, already consolidated both in the city he represents and in the rest of the region, the great photographic variety that, thanks to the organization, it is possible to see in the different rooms, both public and private de Xàbia and thanked the effort made by the Chilean photographer Luis Poirot, 81 years old, by coming to the festival and presenting his exhibition, which can be seen at the Soler Blasco Museum until April 24.

“Geometric corners”, by the Chilean photographer Francisco Ubilla, also present at the opening, presents us with a work of street photography that seeks simplicity in urban settings and shows that unnoticed interaction we have with our surroundings (Sala Cactus Club&Shop, until 24 of April).

The tour continued towards Ca Lambert, where Pako Pimienta exhibits “Sizigia”, a photographic series in response to three absences in her life that is a descent into darkness: black and white, dark and forceful photographs. Despite this darkness, Pako Pimienta manages to capture a song to life, pure feelings. This exhibition can be seen until April 24.

"Haute Cuisine", by Joan Estrader, revolutionized the little ones and not so little ones with photographic hieroglyphs. The author, also present at the act, leads us, through the game and the riddle, to jump for joy when hitting the target in the midst of its chaos. Estrader's work, which was one of the two works selected last year in the Visionado Portfolios to exhibit in this new edition, is on display at the Ca Lambert museum until April 24.

The exhibitions of Bego Antón "Everybody chachachá" and the Chilean Paloma Villaloos "Float and disappear" were in charge of closing the exhibition circuit on Friday.

Second day of exhibitions

“Welcome to Espaiñ”, by Jordi Bernadó, was in charge of opening on Saturday morning. The series oscillates between the humorous and the ironic and the message that it puts into circulation about the globalized world. Until April 24.

The series by Chilean photographer Fernanda Larraín, who brings us an ancient technique, wet collodion, takes us deep into nature, with black and white images charged with intensity and light. The photographer Luis Poirot was in charge of speaking on behalf of the photographer, who could not come from Chile and who thanked her organization for having invited her to participate in this edition.

Isabel Bilbao, director of the gallery where Larraín exhibits, was very excited to have the author's work with a photographic series as delicate and unique as "Black Garden".

This Saturday session was attended by the Minister Counselor of the Republic of Chile in Spain, Rolando Ortega Klose, who visited the open exhibitions in Dénia and Xàbia. The minister-counselor dedicated a few words to the Chilean photographers participating in the festival this year, as well as to the organization and the representatives of the institutions present there who accompanied him on his visits.

In the afternoon, in Dénia, Minister Counselor Ortega attended the opening ceremony and presentation of the exhibitions at the Center d'Art l'Estació and at the Calle Marques de Campo. The photographers who exhibit in Marqués de Campo, Magdalena Correa and Lucía Herrero, along with the mayor of Dénia, also attended. Vicent Grimalt, the Councilor for Culture, Raúl García de la Reina, the Councilor for Culture of Jesús Pobre, Josep Fornés, councilors from the Dianense Corporation and members of the organization.

At the same time, Mike Steel, a member of Ojos Rojos, presented in Xàbia the talks by the photographers Pako Pimienta, Luis Poirot and Francisco Ubilla in the assembly hall of the Soler Blasco Museum, with full capacity.

Talks and workshops

Next weekend will arrive again loaded with events and activities. On Friday, April 1, the festival will open Teo Barba's exhibition at Els Magazinos.

Previously, at 18:2 p.m., there will be a talk by the author at the Dénia House of Culture, where on Saturday 10, he will give a workshop on the creative process, from 14 a.m. to 17:XNUMX p.m. and from XNUMX:XNUMX p.m.

On Sunday, April 3, at 12 noon, we will have Eduardo D'Acosta offering the talk "Avant-garde, feminism and periphery in current photography", at the Casa de la Paraula de Baleària Port.

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