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The exhibition "You Are Here: Dichotomies of landscape" will take place from May 27 to August 26, 2017. The exhibition series, "You Are Here" curated by Oscar Morán Guillén continues the dialogue about urbanism and landscape that began with last year´s exhibition "You Are Here: Urban Approximations". In this edition, the show seeks to highlight the vulnerability of the natural landscape, the tension between natural territory and urban development, and the lack of critical dialogue around non-urban planning and territorial management.

The exhibition aims to foster a conversation around the concept of landscape heritage, its relevance both in the collective imaginary and in the sense of community belonging, as well as its impact on the quality of life. The exhibition will be multidisciplinary and will include work by 17 creators who will be producing specific works for the exhibition, as well as interventions in public spaces.

Participants: Álvaro Argüelles, Alfonso Baños, Sinclair Castro, Arturo Dávila, Luis Echeverría, Fallen Fruit, Luis Galeano, Cecilia Hurtado, Franca Mata, Arturo Montero, Jorge Morales, Gerardo Moran, Jimena Odetti, Fanny Olivares, Javiera Pintocanales, Jorge Ramírez, Alberto Reyes, Juan Soler.

Last years exhibition revealed the qualities of various urban-architectural aspects in city locations and opened the way for reflection on the urban space of Puerto Vallarta, beyond the stereotyped narratives of tourism. With "You Are Here: Dichotomies of landscape", the reflection reaches a greater complexity when projecting interventions in the city that function as micro-investigations around the transformation of the landscape and with that, to the transformation of the social relations that can be established between the people of the city.

OPC organizes an annual exhibition dedicated to Puerto Vallarta on the occasion of its anniversary (both the gallery and the city). In this case You are here: Dichotomies of the landscape coincides with the 99th anniversary of Puerto Vallarta, opening a space that encourages discussion and dialogue about the value of the landscape, the need for a territorial discourse and the consequences of the massification in environments of great natural and scenic value.

"You are here: Dichotomies of landscape" is possible thanks to the Instituto Vallartense de Cultura and the generous support of Proyecta Producción 2017 given by the Secretaría de Cultura Jalisco.

Visit the OPC Puerto Vallarta website for more information: http://www.oficinacultural.org/

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