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Albarrán Cabrera, Remembering the future, in color


The exhibition Remembering the future, currently on view at the Bildhalle in Zurich, Switzerland, shows through poetic images the travel in Japan of the Spanish artist duo Albarrán Cabrera (Angel Albarrán und Anna Cabrera), their travels in this country have strongly influenced the aesthetic content of their work and the printing techniques they use. They indeed use a wide range of processes and materials and handcraft their prints using classic printing methods such as platinum and silver halide or invent new ones such as pigment prints on gold leaves. They create copies that are unique in themselves. The poetic and sensual nature of these prints is proof of an unrivaled  craftsmanship. “We are our memories”, they say to illustrate their work. “They define what and who we are and help us to understand our reality. When we remember, we do not simply recall a perfect representation of the past. We reconstruct our memories based on a set of things that happened, combined with what we perceived and imagined. Consequently, each time we recall an event, we change it. We construct a skeleton with the most important facts and fill in the gaps with our imaginations. Thinking about the future is one of the main characteristics of being human. We visualize the future: imagining what will happen and how we’ll react. When we think about the future, we do the same mental work as when we remember. We just remember a future that has not happened yet. The two activities, remembering the past and remembering the future, are deeply connected and never stop.



Albarrán Cabrera, Remembering the future
March 1 to May 12, 2018
Stauffacherquai 56
8004 Zürich

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