bordermarkers of the Pyrenees : all my trips
thursday 14 december
Visiting Marco Noris' exhibition
|Today I visited Marco Noris' exhibition in the MuMe-museum in La Jonquera in Catalonia.|
It was a short - 2 days - trip from Holland but worthwhile the effort as a bordermarker devotee.
To read: an article about Noris' project and the bm-project of Cayetano Martinez.
1. the original article in catalan
3. translated in French
4. translated in Spanish
(with thanks to the multi-lingual Cayetano)
|The MuMe-museum is a small museum devoted to the 'Retirada', the retreat of the Spanish republicans |
after the Spanish civil war.
|Coming directly from the Girona-airport, I have some time left before the museum opens. This is a view towards|
|the "Fort de Bellegarde",|
|just on the other side of the French border. |
I was warned bij Marco himself, I was a bit disappointed by the size of
the exhibtion and and its position in a backcorner of the museum. |
deserves better, I think. We see only a part of his work
(132 pictures of the 212 he made) and I missed a kind of 'the making
of' and more background-information.|
But read more about it on the website of Marco Noris
It was a very original project: walking along (almost) every
bordermarker between Andorra and the Mediterranean and making a
painting/drawing of each one.
|That results in pictures with a great variety: from minimalistic black/white pencil-drawings to dreamy landscapes.|
|Most of them show the bordermarker itself or|
|give an impression of the spot itself,|
|other are impressions of the landscape around the marker.|
| I liked them a lot. |
|and another one|
|and another one|
|He didn't visit or find every bordermarker, for example bm542,|
|but is determined to visit the remaining ones,|
|Probably there will be a second exhibition in Barcelona in 2019. |
trip next day into the mountains to the border, was cancelled because
of the bad weather and I drove quietly along the coast back to Girona.