‘Art on the move’ by Lorenzo Hernandez
Jesus Montero, film director and writer
Mannequins, people, objects: all of them are given the same importance in MANIfashion. The dreamy eyes of the mannequins trigger our imagination in the same way as the sensuous women in Hernandez’s fashion shoots or the tomatoes confronting each other in one of his still lives. All of them are seen by the same eyes, the piercing eyes of Lorenzo Hernandez.
At the end of 2013, ¡AHLAN!, Nuria Carrasco’s fake Hello! magazine project, was selected as one of the best photographic reports of the year by Martin Parr and the British Journal of Photography. Her work uses satire and irony to depict the reality of a situation largely ignored by the international community: life in the Saharan Tindouf camps. Nuria spoke to us about her artistic process and her views on how art can have a subtle influence on public opinion by ‘problematising’ and putting an image to situations and concepts that we find uncomfortable, or tend to forget.
The Alicante-born artist Cristina de Middel has earned herself a place on the international stage thanks to her strong photographic portfolio. Her work has gained recognition in prestigious awards, and she is currently one of the finalists in the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2013.