IBASHO is proud to present Albarrán Cabrera’s second solo exhibition ‘Pale Blue ●’ as the first exhibition in 2021. We feel that this exhibition is very fitting for the state we, as inhabitants of this planet, find ourselves in at the moment. We are standing at the crossroads and have to choose the right path forward to save our health and the environment we live in.
'Pale Blue ●’ intends to reconnect us with the Earth and Nature. With this visual project Albarrán Cabrera want to give us a new perspective on our role in relation to our planet:
“We are but a little anecdote in the evolution of our planet and in our pride, we state that we are the ones destroying the planet. The truth is that by poisoning the oceans, the soil and the air, we are only destroying the human race. Mother Earth has been without us for eons and she will go on. Earth is prepared to evolve and adapt in a way mankind cannot. There is only one way to stop this separation from our origins and it means to restore our relationship with the Oceans, the Earth and Nature as a whole.”
'Pale Blue ●' is also a homage to both an iconic photograph and an iconic person.
The photograph is the one showing planet Earth, taken on February 14, 1990, by the Voyager 1 space probe from a record distance of about 6 billion kilometers, as part of that day's Family Portrait series of images of the Solar System. This humbling view of Earth from 6 billion km away is known as the 'Pale Blue Dot.’
The person is the astronomer Carl Sagan. in his 1994 book, 'Pale Blue Dot', Carl Sagan comments on what he sees as the greater significance of the photograph:
"...There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known." - Carl Sagan.
If the Belgian COVID-regulations permit us, we will hold an openings weekend from 28 - 31 January from 14:00 - 18:00.