Sebastián Bruno – Duelos y Quebrantos


© Sebastian Bruno

© Sebastian Bruno

Duelos y quebrantos
04.05. – 16.06.2018

Opening and book release: Friday 4 May 2018, 8 pm
Live music by Fallinn Wolff

Somewhere in La Mancha… A personal view on the everyday reality of a region and its timeless similarities to the golden age of Don Quixote. A journey into the heart of Spain.

Eggs, ham, chorizo and bacon, sometimes lamb’s brain – these are the basic ingredients of “Duelos y Quebrantos” (Grief and Sorrows), a traditional dish of La Mancha. One theory holds that in the days of the Spanish Inquisition this meal used to be eaten by Christian converts, symbolising the break with the Jewish or Muslim religion. Even the Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes mentions this food at the beginning of “Don Quixote”. Thanks to this novel written 400 years ago, the endless, barren plateau in the heart of the Iberian Peninsula and its inhabitants gained worldwide fame. The idealism of Don Quixote, also known as “the knight of the sad figure”, along with his adventures, struggles and defeats, as well as the realism of his companion Sancho Panza, is considered by many to be a cliché of the Spanish national character. Today, almost every place in the Mancha tries to associate itself with the famous poet. The country attracts tourists with the “Route of Don Quixote” on which they can get closer to the novel’s protagonists. The Spanish-Argentinian photographer Sebastián Bruno also embarked on this journey. From the perspective of Don Quixote, he immerses himself deeply in the environment and the lives of the inhabitants.

The Autonomous Community of Castilla-La Mancha is a sparsely populated region struggling with a stagnating economy. The aging society still preserves its traditional lifestyles and moral values, persisting alongside short-lived fashions, contradictions of everyday life and landscape changes in the austere region of La Mancha.Bruno questions the values and traditions, virtues and vices prevailing in this monotonous reality. He portrays people and their surroundings by day in the blazing sun, at work, at home and in public places, and he meets them by night at processions and parades – when they step out of the shadow, into the bright light of his camera flash. Sebastián Bruno’s genuine interpretation draws timeless parallels between the historical population described by Cervantes, and today’s society.

Sebastián Bruno: Argentine/Spanish photographer
Opening times: Sundays 3-6pm
Closing during AIC ON: Saturday 16 June, 2 – 7 pm


Fallinn Wolff

© Fallinn Wolff


FALLINN WOLFF creates a fairytale of stories and melodies. The musical journey brings us to a magical world, to a creature called FALLINN WOLFF. There is more than just beauty, there is also an ugly side to the world of dream pop, yes even weird things happening there. The piano playing singer- songwriter (Linn Meissner) and the cellist (Beate Wolff ) like to experiment with sounds, when making the stories of their songs come alive. Always trying to avoid the obvious pop clichee in their music. That is why they like to travel with a clanking, red toy piano and a multilingual cello.