Peak of Eternal Light
2 May — 10 June 2018
Barakat Seoul is proudly presenting Peak of Eternal Light,a solo exhibition by the Spanish artist Jorge Mañes Rubio.Jorge Mañes Rubio considers from an ethnographic point of view themes of vanishing civilization and shamanism, forgotten places and stories of the past, all of which are given a new meaning through his work. His experiments transcend the boundaries of art, in conjunction with offering alternative perspectives on politics, society and the environment.
Peak of Eternal Light focuses on traces of ancient forgotten civilizations reimagined, repositioned and revived by modern society through envisioning the moon as an alternative landmark of the future. when appointed Artist in Residence at the European Space Agency (ESA) in 2016, Jorge Mañes Rubio decided to explore a more human, anthropological and even spiritual approach when addressing a potential future human presence of the Moon as part of his current art project ‘Peak of Eternal Light’. Reimagining a future lunar settlement as a great opportunity to represent an infinity of cultures, nations and values, Rubio decided to revisit our past, looking for the traces that make us all human no matter where we come from in space or time.
Jorge Mañes Rubio
Jorge Mañes Rubio majored in product design at the Royal College of Art, London. He has extensively collaborated with museums, galleries and art centers around the world including the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul, South Korea, Het Nieuwe Institut in Rotterdam, Netherlands, the Design Museum in London, UK. In 2015 he was awarded the S&R Foundation Washington Award and in 2018 he got the prestigious TED Senior Fellowship. Rubio often gives lectures as a guest speaker for various international academic associations. In 2016, Jorge joined the art residency program of the European Space Agency (ESA), thus inspired to idealize the creation of a new human civilization on a lunar settlement.