The upcoming exhibition VITAMIN L: The Disruption of Color in Contemporary Landscape will take place from July 13 to August 31 of this year. The exhibition proposes to discuss the contemporary variants of one of the most traditional themes in the history of art: the Landscape. Works of different formats and manifestations will be presented, selected intentionally for their range of grays. The minimalist action of avoiding color and highlighting the white, black and intermediate ranges in the representation, is a turning point of desacralizing all the contemplative aura that has historically accompanied the landscape. And, although they still contain that contemplative spirit, these representations end up reversing appearance if they assumed it as a pretext. It is a way to break the limits of such an old concept, and then to break through, disturb and transcend the traditional and hermetic codes.
The term “Vitamin” refers to the studies on the “expanded art fields” that Phaidon Editorial has launched in the last ten years, aimed at the expansion of manifestations such as painting, sculpture, photography, etc. (Vitamin P, Vitamin S, etc.), named with their initials, as it happens in medical nomenclature. And because of the nature of this project, focused on the most contemporary landscape postures, we have decided to call this renovation process as “Vitamin L”, referring to the Landscape category.
The exhibition includes a QR-code per piece with a text that probably makes changes in your mind about if it is a landscape or something else. We would like to focus on the landscape as a document. Then people can access to another way to approach the work concept.
Curated by Claudia Taboada Churchman