Cristina Diaz Moreno + Efren GarcÃa GrindaThird Natures AA Gallery 18/1/2014 - 15/2/2014
Exhibitions are open Monday to Friday 10:00-19:00, Saturday 10:00-15:00, unless otherwise stated.
Third Natures presents 15 years of speculations, projects and built proposals by the Madrid-based duo of Cristina DÃaz Moreno and EfrÃ©n GarcÃa Grinda and their collaborators, ranging from the beginnings of the practice in 1997 to their latest works, completed in 2013. In total, 26 projects are shown through drawings, models, objects and photographs. All this material is organised according to laws of affinity and connection, in an attempt to convey the vast range of the projects and their main field of operation - the space of mediation between people, objects, natural species and built environments. The title for this collection draws on a term first coined during the Renaissance to refer to a new type of garden that created a new and hitherto unknown reality - a 'third nature' - with a radical new materiality that was constructed through cultural connections. In the same way, the practice explores how cultural materials can be assimilated and then given back to the world in the form of proposals with strong links to contemporary society. Their approach, both critical and celebratory, is based on the emergence of new, extreme and unexpected forms of beauty.
The book Third Natures: A Micropedia, published by the AA, will accompany this exhibition.
Photos: Sue Barr