Last week, Lio Malca revealed the second exhibition at his space La Nave Salinas in Ibiza, Spain. The exhibition, “Megaplex,” showcases the 3D video trilogy by Marco Brambilla, made up of Civilization (2008), Evolution (2010), and Creation (2012).
La Nave Salinas was converted from an old salt warehouse by Malca, and definitely adds spice to the art world with its 8,000 square feet of exhibition space along the Mediterranean. Brambilla’s visionary work exploring collaging with the tools of cinematography creates a dynamic and surprising dialogue with the seaside setting.
The imagery of Renaissance artists Breughel and Bosch inspired the artist’s historical narratives, forming the triptych video illustration. “Megaplex” was created as a universal experience with a multi-level cinema that descends from the heavens to hell, mixing recognizable scenes, moments, and characters of classic cinema with a world-melding perspective. Julie Andrews singing Maria in The Sound of Music, for instance, stands on hills not too far from other galactic travelers and lovers.
The video installation is currently on display in Ibiza through October 9 and coincides with Brambilla’s video art installation which is part of the Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art this summer.