Exhibition Duelos y Quebrantos (Grief and Losses)

22 September 2016 - 30 September 2016

14:00 - 16:30

The Magic Gallery
Charing Cross Undeground Arcade
United Kingdom

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The fifth show in The Magic Gallery's series of emerging talent to exhibit alongside Honorary Fellow Brian Griffin’s Himmelstrasse is Sebastian Bruno 's Duelos y Quebrantos (Grief and Losses).  More details below.

Opening times

The Gallery and Exhibition will normally be open as follows:

  • Thursday 16:00 to 20:00
  • Friday 11:00 to 17:00
  • Saturday 11:00 to 17:00

Other times by appointment.  Please check this page before you travel to make sure the gallery is open and email magic@rps.org if you have any queries.


Sebastian introduces his Exhibition to us as follows:

"Wherein is told what Sebastian Bruno saw when he visited Castilla La Manche"

Duelos y Quebrantos is the name of a traditional dish from Castilla la Mancha, made of bacon, chorizo, lamb brains and eggs. Historically it was fed to those who had recently converted to Chris­tianity. The meal symbolized a break from their former religion. Miguel de Cervantes refers to this dish at the beginning of Don Quixote.

Considering the complexity that prevails in human relationships, and the many factors that converge to generate a vision of the social and moral universe of this Spanish region, I seek to inquire into values and traditions that reflect the virtues and vices that are to be found in the monotonous reality of the people of this territory.

Castilla La Mancha is the central region of Spain. It is historically stagnated, the soil is dry and eighty percent of its surface is flat. It is inhabited by an aged society conditioned and determined by the persistency of values and traditions that transcend the passage of time, coexisting within the alterations on its immeasurably arid and flat landscape, surviving in the dualities and contradictions of everyday life.

The project is determined by the extent of Don Quixote’s route in Castilla La Mancha. The trail is 2500 km long and covers the five provinces of the region. In order to create a timeless parallelism between Cervantes’ description of life in this area and its contemporary reality, and to see, inter­pret and assimilate this place I positioned myself as Don Quixote. The result is an interpretation of an often misunderstood and ignored land, a personal journey that delves into the lives of the inhabitants of Castilla La Mancha.

Image and text ©Sebastian Bruno



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