The housing Question

Narelle Jubelin and Helen Grace
[Nordés Gallery]

— Spanish premiere —

HD video | Sound | Color | 29’ | 2021


The Housing Question its title from Friedrich Engels’ seminal 1872 texts addressing the severe housing shortages in his native Germany. After nearly 150 years this question remains pressing today. What are basic human rights to secure and affordable housing? What are one’s rights to housing when one is displaced, as hundreds of thousands of people are today? The issues canvassed by The Housing Question are still central to contemporary social and political debates.

[Narelle Jubelin] 

Narelle Jubelin’s research-based practice directs our attention towards tiny fragments of large histories with great exactness. +

[Helen Grace] 

Helen Grace works in the oscillating space between movement and stillness. She is concerned with rhythm and everyday habits as transformative and creative actions. + 

Ahora lo entiendo todo

Lúa Gándara
[Metro Gallery]

— World premiere —

HD video | Sound | Color | 10’49’' | 2021


Ahora lo entiendo todo (Now I understand everything) is a guided video visit of the Party in the garden with snails exhibition that took place at the Metro Gallery between June and July 2021. This idea arises as an initiative to remove painting from the gallery, so that no one worries if they do not understand an abstract painting. A story revolves around each piece, a reflection as an extension of the title, a game with the viewer who is now already inside the painting.


Lúa Gándara (O Porriño, 1988) is a multidisciplinary artist graduated in Fine Arts from the University of Vigo, with a postgraduate degree in Sound Creation from the University of Barcelona and a master’s degree in Teaching in Secondary Education in the specialty of Arts and Drawing. + 

Proposición. Permear II

[Vilaseco Gallery]

HD video | Sound | Color | 12' | 2013


Video of the action carried out by a geometrician invited to the exhibition Diálogos Improbables curated by Ángel Calvo Ulloa. In the interior room of the space, the geometrician stretched out on the ground introduces into his mouth, one by one, seeds that he bites and damages slightly to spit them out later. The seeds in the ground amplify the volume of the body and at the same time progressively cancel the space for the public where the dimensions of the geometrician are found.


Rodríguez-Méndez works on projects that involve different languages outside the influence of the exhibition space and that analyze the material principles of the sculpture itself and the essential and physical experience of the human being. + 


The Contemporánea section presents a small sample of pieces by the artists Narelle Jubelin, Lúa Gándara and Rodrigo Méndez proposed by three of the galleries that make up the Galician Association of Contemporary Art Galleries: Nordés, Metro and Vilaseco.

Wednesday 27 oct | 18:30 – 20:00h

Fundación Luís Seoane