Opening

27.09.2021

Ras de Terra launches with the exhibition of Mónica Sánchez-Robles, “Lugares de Abandono”

On September 24 & 25, Ras de Terra launched its 2021/2022 cultural program with Mónica Sánchez-Robles’s exhibition, “Lugares de Abandono” que destaca los secaderos abandonados de Extremadura durante el 24 y 25 de septiembre.
El centro cultural da un nuevo aire a lo que una vez fue un secadero abandonado, comprobando que estas estructuras arquitectónicas todavía tienen mucho que ofrecer. A pies de la sierra de Gredos, el centro abrió sus puertas a mas de 350 personas.

It began with a luncheon for local government representatives including:

  • Eulalia Moreno, Directora General de Urbanismo y Ordenación del Territorio
  • Santos Jorna Escobero, Diputado Delegado en el Área de Innovación y Provincia Digital
  • José Ignacio Sánchez Amor, Eurodiputado por el Partido Judicial de Cáceres
  • Ana Olivera y Montaña Hernández, Dirección General de Acción Exterior de la Junta de Extremadura
  • Emilio Prieto Robledo, Concejal de Tercera Edad y Hacienda de Villanueva de la Vera
  • Hipólito Santiso Peón, Concejal de Cultura de Villanueva de la Vera

And continued with three separate sessions where visitors, including members of the local and international press, where able to enjoy private curated tours of the exhibition at the hand of the artist herself and Elvira Rilova, with local products from Finca La SoledadSabor VeratoPoultree, and La Quesera de La Vera. The event closed with a private dinner for Amigos de Ras de Terra, donde invitados pudieron degustar la cocina extremeña.

Founders Juan Urquiola and Monica Sánchez-Robles were overwhelmed by the public’s reaction highlighting, “We embarked on this initiative together, not knowing what to expect, and yet what has grown from our love of the región, landscape and the arts is something beyond our imagination. We are estactic that Ras de Terra is already creating a bridge between the old and new, and between the rural and urban.”

The work featured at the opening combined sculpture, photography, painting and media to showcase the characteristic architectural elements of the tobacco drying barns that seamlessly coexists with the majestic landscape in the region.

Sanchez-Robles states, “Beauty and frailty come together in the tobacco drying barns of the La Vera region. These precarious structures were left stranded in the territory after the gradual disappearance of the crop for which they were built and are now at risk of extinction.”

This exhibition is the start of Ras de Terra’s extensive programming, which can be seen here. It will be open from 24.09 – 24.10 during the following times:

    • Friday 18-20h
    • Saturday 12-14h / 18-20h
    • Sunday 18-20h