Javier González-Cotta. Mercurio
Inhabiting the Mediterranean
Gallery 1. IVAM. 2018
From the time of Homer, the Mediterranean has always been the sea of myth, a space for friendly neighbourhood and suspicion (for the Ottoman Turks, it was the White Sea, the hostile sea). Those of us who live looking out onto the old blue know that it is a room with a view, but to the inside. This is the sea that builds and raises sociologies, ways of life, architectures (including aberrations made in PVC such as Marina d’Or holiday resort). The exhibition “Inhabiting the Mediterranean” (2018) showed us the varied work by 40-odd artists linked to this mythical body of water (the number 40 could remind us of the present quarantine, a word which originally .