Pop-up chapel at Palau de Casavells
Using the history of the venue as starting point,
the religious-themed exhibition questions with
humour the value of Christian iconography
in today’s visually oversaturated world.
Adam & Eve
2x2m diptych, digital print on wood.
Liquid gold leaf finish
In the Christian tradition, holy cards or prayer cards are small,
devotional pictures mass-produced for the use of the faithful.
They usually depict a saint in an image about the size of a
playing card. In Spain these cards are called 'Estampitas'.
From left to right: San Isidoro de Sevilla, Patron
Saint of the Internet; San Agustín de Hipona;
San Juan Bautista and Santa Bibiana, Patron
Saint of drunk people and hangovers.
Palau de Casavells opened in March 2011. Located in a small village of the Baix Empordà in the province of Girona, it's a historic building whose origins date back to the fourteenth century, with renovations recurring for over four hundred years. A fortified building in its origins, it has been since the residence of the ecclesiastical hierarchy and served as shelter to the inhabitants of the area in successive wars.
Today, this space of nearly three thousand square meters is completely restored. It offers visitors a dialogue between art, architecture and design.