Aral_Citytellers is a work about the different aspects of life around what was before Aral's interior sea. Its surface has diminished drastically since the 60's, when the course of the rivers of Amu Daria and Syr Darya was altered to irrigate the crops in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. The result of this engineering mistake is an area practically deserted, an ecological disaster and yard of old fishing boats, a population deprived of sustenance but who has not, however, been abandoned by its community, which today constitutes a "human archeology".
Dubay_Citytellers deals with the contradictions (and the hypocrisy) of a famous case of contemporary neo-urbanism, a metropolis built as a "cathedral of the desert", pushed by the unsustainable economic development that caused the recent financial crash. These three points of view towards remote geopolitical realities put us in contact with the interstices of the social landscape's continuous mutations and allow us to understand better the contemporary reality around us.
Galería Marta Cervera
Until 26 March 2011
General Castaños, 5 28004 Madrid