GRANDA designs a 200m2 stand that recreates the interior structure of a temple. An altarpiece of the Immaculate Conception, five meters high, is the central axis of the project.
Diké has been the setting for this ephemeral architecture project where GRANDA has had a privileged space for its staging. The stand has served as a platform to publicize the multidisciplinary work The company has been carrying out for more than 120 years, both in its art workshops and in its projects department, as well as in the restoration and conservation department and the Foundation.
Breaking away from the classic concept of a stand, the design of the space has been aimed at enhance the perspective of the altarpiece. Placed at the end of the stand, and without any element that gets in the way of this perspective, it creates the sensation of a constructed space, as if from the central street of a temple was involved.
Around this street, two cubicles have been set up where GRANDA craftsmen have been demonstrating in situ their carving, gilding, gilding and engraving and chiseling techniques used in our art workshops. The other two remaining cubicles have been set aside to showcase the work being done by the company's conservation and restoration department and the foundation.
The whole has followed a diaphanous and minimalist aesthetics to highlight, on the one hand, the work of the artisan, and on the other hand, the pieces selected for the exhibition.
HISTORY OF AN ALTARPIECE
The centerpiece of the booth was the altarpiece of the Immaculate ConceptionAnother of GRANDA's current projects, elaborated in our workshops by a team of thirty people for the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in the city of Mongomo, in Equatorial Guinea.
Made of cedar wood, polychromed, water gilded and burnished with fine 24 carat gold, it is a classical renaissance altarpiece whose main image is the Immaculate Virgin, inspired by the original work of the illustrious 17th century Spanish artist, Alonso Cano.
Designers, carpenters, sculptors, carvers, carvers, gilders, polychromators, painters and engravers were involved in its realization.