Las seis ventanas

Stavanger kunstmuseum, Norway
June 3, 2023 - January 2024

Las seis ventanas (The Six Windows) is a site-specific immersive installation, in which a platform offers a view of an uncertain building with architectural silhouettes framing six paintings representing the idea of six windows. Inspired by the building –a nine-sided pavilion– Sol Calero explores ideas relating to panoramic painting. A popular genre in the 1800s, the panoramas consisted of paintings that were 360 degrees in the round and presented in purpose-built rooms. Surrounded by the panorama, people could experience the illusion of being inside a real landscape. The idea of the panorama was to bring the experience of a place or a historical event to people at a time when few could travel long distances. In a similar way, Las seis ventanas evokes dreams or ideas of an unknown and unfathomable land where we can surrender to personal thoughts while contemplating a landscape in which nature has taken over.

Las seis ventanas can be explored by walking along the platform or viewed from the artist's hand-painted stools. Visitors are invited to participate in mosaic workshops with the guidance of the museum hosts. The pieces created will become part of a collaborative floor mosaic that will take shape during the exhibition period. Afterwards each participant will be able to collect their own piece as a souvenir of the exhibition.

Install photos by Oddbjørn Erland Aarstad and workshop photos by Marie von Krogh.