More than sixty artists will participate in the exhibition ‘Almas LXXV’

The Christ-bearing head of the Brotherhood of the Javieres, the Holy Christ of the Souls, an image carved by the sculptor José Luis Pires Azcárraga, celebrates its seventy-fifth anniversary in 2022, and the penitential corporation that worships it from its own foundation in 1955 has planned a series of events to commemorate this anniversary, among which the exhibition “Almas LXXV” stands out, which, curated by the brother of this corporation and art historian Manuel Jesús Roldán Salgueiro, will pass through two different venues during this autumn that has just begun: the Mercantile and Industrial Circle of Seville and the Universidad Loyola Andalucía.

This exhibition will revolve around the neo-baroque float in which this crucified man from the Omnium Sanctorum is paraded every Holy Tuesday, a litter that is the work of Manuel Guzmán Bejarano with which he was awarded the National Crafts Award. And around it will be present the work of sixty-five plastic and photographic artists who will reinterpret the iconography of this image and its brotherhood, and they will do so through photography and painting, sculpture and engraving, photographic collage and digital, panel and canvas painting, spray painting and urban art… Sixty-five established authors and emerging artists make up this list: Antonio Álvarez del Pino, Adrián Riquelme, Agustín Israel Barrera, Álvaro Busto Lammet, Álvaro Soto, Antoine Cas, Antonio Díaz Arnido, Antonio Gracia, Antonio Sánchez Carrasco, Aurora Ruiz, César López, Daniel Franca, Taller Daroal, David Payán, Diego Morcillo, Elia Fajardo, Elisa Camero, Federico Jaime, Ignacio Pizarro, Inmaculada Peña, Ismael Miguel Millán , Jaime Sánchez García, Jaime Rodríguez, Javier Jiménez Sánchez-Dalp, Javier Montes, Javier Rizo Gallart, Jesús Zurita, Jonziomán, José Antonio Jiménez Muñoz, José Antonio Zamora, José Carlos Torres, José María Méndez ‘J aren’, José María Pedernal, José Miguel González Morales, José Miguel Sánchez Prieto, Juan Carlos Hervás, Juanma Sánchez, Julio Martín, Lola Montero Ojeda, Manolo Cuervo, Manuel Caliani Santos, Manuel Jesús Rodríguez Rechi, Manuel Jiménez García, María Tapia, Mariano Ruesga, Marta Amaya, Miguel Ángel González Romero, Miguel Ángel Pérez Fernández, Miguel Caiceo, Pablo Flores, Paula Ponce, Pepe Gómez (Lazarus Project), José Luis Marín, Pilar Losada, Pilar Sánchez, Rafael Laureano, Rafa López, Ricardo Gil , Ricardo Suárez, Rubén Terriza, Santi León, Sebas Gallardo, Sergio Romero Linares, Silvia Ortego and Teresa Guzmán.

The works of all this vast and heterogeneous cast of artists and photographers may be both a representation of Cristo de las Almas himself or details of his image, as well as focused on the other members of the brotherhood, its processional steps, its Nazarenes, its context in the city… That is, that they are always allusive to the Javieres to manifest a dialogue between contemporary creation and the heritage of this penitential corporation on Calle Feria. The result of all this can be admired at the headquarters that the Círculo Mercantil e Industrial has in Calle Sierpes between Thursday 20 and Sunday 30 October, where several parallel activities will also take place, such as the round table planned for the Friday October 28, which will be dedicated to current creation and Christian art and will include the participation of some authors present in the exhibition.

Subsequently, in November, it will be transferred to the Loyola Andalucía University, although the processional procession will not be present in this university campus, although it should be noted that when it is held in this second location, the premiere of a new showroom. On the other hand, the idea that this event should also take place at said university is due to its Jesuit spirit, like the very origin of the Christ of Souls, since it was once a commission linked to the Society of Jesus, based in the temple on Jesús del Gran Poder street, where the brotherhood would be founded around the crucified, so this, obviously, is prior to the constitution of the brotherhood itself, and its invocation, Almas, has a deep theological content based on the Jesuit spirituality.

Finally, the dissemination of the work of these more than sixty artists is also planned by means of a qr code that collects complementary information on these works; In addition, a careful catalog with introductory studies and with the exhibited work of the 65 participating artists will also be available.

More than sixty artists will participate in the exhibition ‘Almas LXXV’