Artingenium has collaborated in a number of projects by the Sánchez-Ubiría Collection, created by Margarita Sánchez and Sebastian Ubiría. The collection is divided into two main sections, the first containing work by a number of African tribes and the second comprising contemporary western art.
The African art collection was not originally intended to specialise in the theme of women. It was—and remains—a collection of great geographical scope, with representatives of both genders and a diversity of objects, spanning the history of Africa from the first terracotta vessels produced in the southern Sahara, over 2500 years ago, to the most recent objects produced in the colonial era. The different techniques employed and the freedom in the use of materials illustrate the enormous creative wealth and importance of Sub-Saharan Africa’s contribution to the cultural legacy of humanity.
“Una Mujer que es Otra” offers a transverse reading of the dialectic between the presence and absence of women in the antique art of Sub-Saharan Africa. It also explores the cultural, political, religious and historical implications of these processes.
The exhibition The Idea in a Sign includes items of traditional African art and contemporary art from the Sánchez- Ubiría collection.
This exhibition establishes a dialogue between the Sánchez-Ubiría and António Cachola collections, two important collections from the Iberian peninsula.
Invoking the idea of the phantom, “El Fantasma de una Oportunidad” reflects on the way in which contemporary art accompanies and expresses the discussion on ghosts, apparitions and spectres, viewed as visual entities that appear, project shadows and create fear.
The Ghost of a Chance is also the distance between the artist’s intention—if it exists—and the spectator’s interpretation/sensation.