7/Oct/2016

The 'Via Iacobitana' itinerant exhibition in Pontevedra shows the Camino from a contemporary artistic perspective

From today, the Pazo da Cultura of Pontevedra hosts the "Via Iacobitana" itinerant exhibition, a collection of photographs on the Camino de Santiago taken by Galician photographers who became pilgrims in order to portray their particular view and the sensations suggested by the Jacobean Route.
 
The exhibition is framed within the collaboration agreement signed by Turismo de Galicia and Viaqua through which the exhibition has already visited Santiago de Compostela, Ribadeo, Vivero and Valdoviño and can also be seen in the cities of Ourense and Fene.
 
The exhibition makes it possible to see several itineraries at different times of the year, its varied landscapes, the pilgrims, the local people and the treasured cultural heritage from the personal point of view of the author, who stamps his personality.
 
Thus, it makes it possible to increase the existing Jacobean iconographic legacy and also perpetuate in time the moments of the Route and the experiences of those who travel it, as well as highlighting the mission of grand Galician professionals.
 
The city of Pontevedra hosts this exhibition until October 23, 2016 and can be visited from Monday to Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m..
 
The Jubilee Year of Mercy
The event is framed within the celebration of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, which began on December 8, 2015 and will extend to November 20, 2016. This event supposes a historical landmark for the Camino de Santiago and for the Community of Galicia as, for the first time, the Holy Door of the Cathedral was opened in a year which was not a Holy Year.
 
For this reason, Turismo de Galicia started up a special programme which includes all kinds of cultural, artistic and social events, research activities and initiatives related to touristic development and welcoming visitors.