H2O – Group Exhibition – Madrid

With the collaboration of the UCM Madrid

Ucla Art SCI Center+ Lab

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The 2013 International Year of Water Cooperation and the XIII Madrid Science Week were the setting for a series of artistic projects and discussions on water issues, in the Fine Arts School of the Complutense University of Madrid.

This program began with a workshop entitled “Art and Science dialogues: Water projects workshop”, directed by the specialist in water and contemporary art, Dr. Esther Moñivas. Held at La Trasera the 15th and 18th of October, it sought to promote new synergies between these two fields of knowledge. As a starting point, it took water as a driver of the imagination, briefly analyzing contemporary water semantics, and discussing a series of artworks made in the last few decades. Secondly, it fostered a debate on the current status of water within the School, addressing it on the political, economical, environmental , sociological, psychological and aesthetic levels. The School was understood for this aim as a complex system and an ecological unit that could draw wider conclusions. In this debate one thing was notable:  the lack of information about water management, quality and politics. Ultimately, this workshop stimulated original narratives, solutions and dreams about this public resource.