The visual artists of Tectónica Cultural‘s AVER project have taken part in the VI Culture and Ruralities Forum organized by the Ministry of Culture and Sports. With the title ‘Continuities-Discontinuities. Arts, creation and contemporary ruralities in Europe’, the Forum is conceived as a space for meeting, reflection and exchange, as well as the articulation and promotion of collaborative networks between cultural agents working in the territory and rural areas throughout the country.

AVER (Visual Artists in Rural Environments) is a project of the Ministry of Culture and Tectónica Cultural for the VI Forum of Culture and Ruralities. Specifically, it is part of the programming of the Expanded Forum where various cultural projects and events have been developed to promote social participation in recent months.

The artists of the AVER project, coming from the rural environment of Castilla-La Mancha, who have participated in this cultural project, have been: Paulina Belinchón, Isabel Campos, Rubén Chumillas and Miriam Gascón. The objective of AVER is to promote cultural diversity and training in curatorial practices and the generation of networks in the local art sector through the production of a collective artistic work.

In its sixth edition, the Forum has focused on the relationship between current creation and the arts with the rural environment and contemporary ruralities, with a particular emphasis on the continuities and discontinuities with respect to tradition and heritage that are observed in the production of images, aesthetics, symbols, artifacts, narratives, poetics and identities.

The program has thus sought to showcase and expand new narratives and poetics promoted by different creative sectors such as visual arts, film, music, literature, performing arts, crafts and design, emphasizing those initiatives that propose a dialogue and an updating of the imaginaries associated with tradition and inherited heritage, always from a deep sense of rootedness with the territory.