La Prensa, 'Ashes in heaven', by Albino Diéguez Videla, 2011


By Albino Dieguez Videla

La Prensa – El sur argentino – Isabel Allende

The way the “Cordón Vegetal” Exhibition appears to the public is through the intervention on Wood from Patagonian trees that this French-Mexican artist, Isabel de Laborde, is currently showing at the Centro Cultural Recoleta.

Interventions in wood, inks, and a new forest of 180 trees planted in Patagonia, is the particular way in which Laborde establishes a connection with the Earth, simultaneously inducing an awareness about environmental care.

This exhibition coincides with the disasters the rain of ashes that the eruption of the Puyehue volcano on Chilean territory, has produced in the southern lands of Argentina. This coincidence in time, forcibly brings forth – beyond aesthetic considerations – the importance of this exhibition exalting the sheer magnitude of Nature, which we humans will never dominate completely.

It is not the first time that Isabel de Laborde speaks through her work of the American land, the region she has chosen to live in, and deeply understands. She has also decided to donate a tree to anybody who feels in bond with the cycles of life, thus creating a natural bond of affection, and an umbilical cord with Mother Earth.

This exhibition may be visited until June 24th, at section J, of the Centro Cultural Recoleta, on Junin St. Nº 1930 ; from Mondays to Fridays, from 14.00 to 21.00 hs, and on Saturdays and Sundays, from 10.00hs a.m. onwards.