We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth, at least the truth that is given us to understand. Pablo Picasso.
On the occasion of La noche en blanco, the Casa de Velázquez is participating in the Festival FEM - Artendencias 2010 in Sánchez Bustillo Square across from the Museo Reina Sofía. In one of the containers of this festival, which is in itself a veritable urban action, four resident artists at the Casa de Velázquez present their artistic propositions, two photographers -Olivier Nord and Blaise Perrin- and two artists -Amélie Ducommun and Charlotte Guibé. Through photography, painting and video art, each of them offers their answer to the aphorisms that Picasso uttered in 1923.
This interplay between reality and illusion, and between the visible and the invisible, can be seen in suggestive artistic universes: imaginary spaces that spring from reality; photographs that re-create the texture of oil paint; dreams about physical phenomena in the landscape; the mystery of peoples who in their self-absorption cross paths without seeing each other in the liquid atmosphere of an urban night.