From 5 February, the old Ballroom of the Lázaro Galdiano Museum in Madrid will host a six-metre high statue of stone salt by the artist Javier Viver, as part of the “Museum of Passions” exhibition.
This exhibition by the artist has human passions as its common thread, and puts into dialogue his previous work on the Parisian psychiatric hospital of La Salpêtrière with the works in the Madrid museum, according to a note from the museum.
The main piece of the exhibition, which can be visited until 4 May, is the large salt sculpture that recalls the biblical character of Edit and reflects on the nostalgic view of the past and death.
The exhibition will have a double venue and will expand to the Chapel of the Church Architects of San Sebastián, in the centre of Madrid, where seven large-format murals will be installed -9 metres high- with photographs of two publishing projects, “Révélations” and “Aurelia Immortal”.
Also on display will be some images from his new project, the photobook “Cristos y Anticristos”, an intervention on a Gospel of St. Matthew from 1930, illustrated with images from the Spanish Civil War,
This installation in the Madrid church can be visited from February 13 and will remain open to the public until May 4.
The project, which coincides with ARCO, is part of “Reinterpreted”, a project of the Madrid museum that began in 2014 curated by Rafael Doctor, whose aim is to reinterpret the museum’s collection through the work of contemporary authors.