Framed within the XVII International Photography and Visual Arts festival – PHOTOESPAÑA 2014 – in the OpenPHoto section, the Rumanian Cultural institute (Plaza de la Lealtad, 3, right mezzanine, Madrid) presents, from today, the exhibition Instant village, by Rumanian photographer Simona Rota, resident in Madrid. The exhibition will run until 25 July. The photographic display, commissioned by Paula V. Álvarez, will be officially inaugurated tomorrow at 10:00hrs.
“Instant Village” is a photographic catalogue, projected in three phases, of the typologies of occupation in the Canary Islands; a surrounding which, given its near absolute economic dependence on tourism, has been subjected to growing urban pressure from the 1960s to the recent bursting of the housing bubble, and which represents the perfect test tube case for the problems Spain as a whole faces. That the most precious resource for an island is that which is the most limited, land, exacerbates the seriousness of urban practices the only end of which seem to be immediate or instantaneous financial gain, which has generated a corrosive topography of banality.