Gabriela Bettini, ‘E’, 2018, Galería silvestre
Gabriela Bettini, ‘E’, 2018, Galería silvestre

The exhibition Primavera silenciosa is another example of this. One of its starting points is the homonymous book published by Rachel Carson in the early 1960's. A pioneering publication on the environmental impact where she blames the Chemical Industry for the current environmental pollution and in which she warns against the harmful use of pesticides. Curiously enough, Carson was unjustly accused of lacking in scientific rigour, but it has been proved not to be the case. The other main line of the project is a series of engravings created by Maria Sibylla Merian that were published in The Metamorphosis of the insects of Surinam, at the beginning of the XVIII Century. With them, she revolutionized the Western way of understanding the South American landscape, by proving the close relationship between the species and ecosystems where they live. This premise is essential for understanding Gabriela Bettini's Art Work, which constantly reminds us that the Nature isn't natural. On the one hand, because Nature is a cultural construction of images, a memory. This cultural existence, this construct, enables us to look beyond where we see.

The exhibition Primavera silenciosa is another example of this. One of its starting points is the homonymous book published by Rachel Carson in the early 1960's. A pioneering publication on the environmental impact where she blames the Chemical Industry for the current environmental pollution and in which she warns against the harmful use of pesticides. Curiously enough, Carson was unjustly accused of lacking in scientific rigour, but it has been proved not to be the case. The other main line of the project is a series of engravings created by Maria Sibylla Merian that were published in The Metamorphosis of the insects of Surinam, at the beginning of the XVIII Century. With them, she revolutionized the Western way of understanding the South American landscape, by proving the close relationship between the species and ecosystems where they live. This premise is essential for understanding Gabriela Bettini's Art Work, which constantly reminds us that the Nature isn't natural. On the one hand, because Nature is a cultural construction of images, a memory. This cultural existence, this construct, enables us to look beyond where we see.

About Gabriela Bettini

Spanish, b. 1977, Madrid, Spain, based in Madrid, Spain

Solo Shows

2018
Madrid, 
Madrid, Spain,
primavera silenciosa

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