Art at noon: Almarcegui and the extraction of raw materials
Laura Vuille, Graphische Sammlung ETH Zurich
About the exhibition "Lara Almarcegui. Deep Inside – Out"
In her work, the international acclaimed Spanish artist Lara Almarcegui (*1972) investigates urban zones, she explores the relation between construction, decay and regeneration of our built world and engages with property situations of natural resources. Almarcegui describes her approach as follows: “I am searching for a way to talk about architecture while avoiding images.” She succeeds in doing so by meticulously doing researches, by gathering information and creating a dense net out of them. In the exhibition of ETH’s collection of prints and drawings, there will be a particular focus on the impact of drawing and other works on paper for the first time. These works enable the viewer to understand how the artist approaches her topics. With its focus on works on paper, the Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich is expanding our view of the work of this important artist and at the same time presenting a previously less-known area of her work.
Image credits: Lara Almarcegui, Mineral Rights Tveitvangen, Oslo (Norway), 2016, Section made from the magnetometer measurements, 1 Zeichnung, Bleistift auf Papier, 34.85 x 49.7 cm, © Courtesy of the artist