Phe Gallery encourages dialogue between the work of 16 emerging artists with Puerto de la Cruz and its visitors

Inauguración Phe Gallery 2022

Phe Gallery encourages dialogue between the work of 16 emerging artists with Puerto de la Cruz and its visitors

More than a hundred people attend the opening of the exhibition at the Castillo de San Felipe Cultural Space that opens the program of activities for the 2022 edition of Phe Festival

The San Felipe Castle Cultural Space in Puerto de la Cruz hosted this Saturday, July 30, the inauguration of Phe Gallery, an exhibition that puts the contemporary proposals of 16 local artists in dialogue with the city and its visitors. Before the eyes of several dozen attendees who attended the event, Phe Festival and Puerto de la Cruz thus began the programming of the seventh edition of this meeting with music and trends.

The event was attended by the mayor of the city, Marco González, the general director of Youth of the Government of the Canary Islands, Laura Fuentes Vega, the curators of the exhibition, Miu Horemans and Bárbara Narelys Hernández Calero, members of the municipal corporation and the direction of Phe Festival.

"We are very committed to turning Puerto de la Cruz into a true cultural and creative ecosystem" and "we not only protect Puerto de la Cruz talent but we love to welcome talent from abroad" said Marco González, encouraging artists to see in the municipality a future opportunity. The mayor highlighted Phe's commitment to being a festival "that surprises more each year, that each year brings new activities to its own program and that with Phe Gallery makes clear its commitment to talent that goes beyond music".

The general director of Youth of the Government of the Canary Islands, Laura Fuentes Vega, highlighted that "the world of culture has a name of Puerto de la Cruz in the north of Tenerife", and added that "it is a pleasure to continue betting on talent and youth creativity, for artistic exhibitions of all kinds of disciplines” that allow new artists to be given a boost “and that from then on they can have more doors open, more opportunities to continue expanding their art”.

Miu Horemans, as curator of the group show, stressed that Phe Gallery is "a project that advocates interdisciplinarity" in "a space that allows art to be decentralized from the metropolitan area." "The curatorial line of the exhibition is to conceive the castle as a container for dangerous bodies, understanding these bodies as all those counter-hegemonic discourses and that they will find that viral load in the language itself," added Narelys Hernández.

After the interventions of the authorities and the curators of the exhibition, a tour of the exhibition took place inside, which included the live action of Aurembiaix Ainsa of his work entitled My body-your body-our body. Later, and in an atmosphere of creativity and innovation, the exterior of the space hosted a performance by the dancer and choreographer Daniel Morales and a music session by Manatí.

The collective exhibition reveals to the visitor the proposals of adriana glez, Alpert, Ana Beltra, Aurembiaix Ainsa, Carla Marzan, dadbugs, Edward Hodgson, Emma Martin, FourTearz, Gaia Florina, Javier Caldes, Jorge Mendez Hernandez, Julia Maria Martin, Lua, Lucia Dorta Abad and Magus,, selected from an open call. It can be visited until August 27 at the usual time of the Castillo de San Felipe Cultural Space, from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Furthermore, the festival proposes on Saturday August 20 a guided tour of the exhibition, a free entry activity by the curators of the exhibition.

As a novelty this year, Phe Gallery will have continuity during the month of August with the start-up of relational space, a series of artistic and performative encounters between creators and creators from different disciplines of the living arts: June (muralism) Mario Varela (performative actions) and Juan Labory (music), on Friday, August 5; while dani ache (muralism) Margot Machado (performative actions) and Hannibal + Daniel (music) intervene on Friday 12. This initiative, open to the public, will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Quintana street in the same space as the sample as part of the educational and informative programming of Phe Festival, with culture as an essential contribution to the sustainable development of Puerto de la Cruz.

Phe Gallery is a creative development project of Phe Festival that has the support of the City Council of Puerto de la Cruz through the Department of Culture, as well as the General Directorate of Youth of the Government of the Canary Islands and the Canarian Foundation for Youth Ideo.

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