The Baroque is a form of artistic expression most commonly associated by its character of excess, but also being object of spectacle, virtuosity, commerciality, mythic proportions, and intertextuality.

The word ‘baroque’ does originate, after all, from the Romance languages, meaning “rough pearl” or “elaborate” when seeking the Latin root “roca”, meaning stone. Logic would dictate that baroque, and consequently the neo-baroque, are founded on the idea of creating something of a lasting and sculpted effect.

LA POSTIZA residency is based in Murcia, a city with a long old baroque tradition. Music, arquitecture, sculpure, literature and other manifestations are visible in its heritage. From the 16th century, and particularly the 18th century, onwards that Murcia achieved an urban splendour that lead to its expansion beyond the city walls. We would like to start from this point to build a contemporary photography project about the ‘culture of excess’ traditional influence in Society, even in hugely depressed environments, as a twentyfirst-century manifestation.

Round tables, lectures and weekend photo festival in April 2015.




Maneesha Bahuguna (Australia)
Laura Regev (Canada)
Katrine Sloth (Denmark)

Juan Francisco Jiménez (Spain)
Carmen Vidal (Spain)
Mateo Rubio (Spain)
Angel Castillo (Spain)
Ana García Segura (Spain)
Teresa Arnal (Spain)
David Flores (Spain)
Silvia (Spain)