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It can all be a little overwhelming, the city may not be huge but the culture, activities, events, eateries etc. is vast. So we have taken it upon ourselves to amalgamate our local 12 years experience in the city via our blog. Whether you are planning on coming over for the festivals, want to find out vegan eats or general insider information, we will keep you in the loop.
The Openhouse Project – There’s no place like home
We are all familiar with the famous phrase, “mi casa es tu casa” and we had the opportunity to experience this recently whilst attending the Openhouse gallery. Now, we are huge fans of the design concept store based in Calle Notariat, which is unfortunately closing soon and re-emerging as a different entity, but are happy that the company has extended to The Openhouse Project where Andrew Trotter, Mari Luz Vidal and Nobu Kawagoe house private galleries and dining experiences in their very own home. The project is a growing one, experimenting with opening their home to the public, “our home is open to all”.
The first of the exhibitions is a beautiful, delicate and intimate photo exhibition “Mariona & I” by Mari Luz Vidal. The photos take us back to an emotional and sensitive journey whereby Mari resumes contact with her old childhood friend in Murcia.Upon entering the space you are introduced by the fields and beach in Murcia, with Mari gently setting the scene and tone of her childhood. Each image is neatly mounted and lit against the white walls and the high ceilings and long passageway make a superb scene. With captions under each photo written in present tense from a child’s perspective, simple, enthusiastic and carefree – it is easy to identify with the photographer, as childhood memories resonate amongst us all.
The images capture the places where Mari would play with her friend and other personal spots in her hometown and the exhibition poignantly ends in Mari Luz’s bedroom, with a photo of her in bed “and i stay home waiting for her to feel my absence and to come and get me”. The “Mariona & I” exhibition is on until the end of September.
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