The Alhambra organizes free guided visits to the “Variations on the Japanese Garden” exhibition
The Alhambra is organizing free guided visits every Friday and Saturday until 15th January to the “Variations on the Japanese Garden” exhibition in the Crypt and in the Presentation Room of the Palace of Charles V. Those interested in taking part in one of the guided visits must book their place in advance by email to alhambraeduca.pag(at)juntadeandalucia.es or in person at the offices in the Corral del Carbón, Calle Mariana Pineda s/n, Granada, where their booking will be confirmed.
Until 14th October the visits will be on Fridays at 18:00 and Saturdays at 12:30. From 15th October coinciding with the change in the Alhambra closing time, the Friday visit will be moved forward to 16:30.
Since 20th September, 6,574 people have visited the exhibition with which the Alhambra explores the intimate side of the Japanese garden. “Variations on the Japanese garden” is organized by the Council of the Alhambra and the Casa Encendida of the Caja Madrid Foundation, the previous venue of this project, and is curated by the art historian, Alicia Chillida.
The exhibition project offers a journey through the works of different artists, eras, continents and disciplines based on the theory of the ‘eternal modern’ proposed by the Japanese landscape gardener and theorist, Mirei Shigemori (1876-1975). The project originated in the contemplation of the Zen Garden at the Ryoan-ji Temple in Kyoto” and the word ‘variations’ was chosen because of the exhibition’s musical structure in that it proposes “a dialogue between artists that invokes different times and spaces ranging from East to West, from the 19th century to the present day”.
The exhibition is made up of almost 100 pieces, including original works of art, photographs and sculptures by artists such as Toyohara Chikanobu, Lucio Fontana, Yves Klein, Richard Serra, Cildo Meireles, James Lee Byars, Nam June Paik, Yukio Nakagawa, David Hammons, Mirei Shigemori, John Cage, Antoni Tàpies, Juan Hidalgo, Víctor Grippo, Yoko Ono, Àngels Ribé, Walter de Maria and Chiho Aoshima, among others.
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