The work Google Eye, by the artist Edgar Massegú, has received the first prize in the Miradas international competition promoted by the Matilde Tamayo Foundation for Contemporary Art and the Hamila Health Foundation, specialists in ophthalmology. The score was obtained through the voting of a jury made up of two ophthalmologists, six foundation trustees and participating artists from around the world. The 30 works that have obtained the best score will take part in different exhibitions, the first being at the Eurohotel Gran Via Fira hotel in Barcelona.
The funds raised in participation in the contest are intended to restore the vision of people with total or partial visual impairment, an initiative that aims to be a tribute to Li Wenliang, the ophthalmologist who tried to alert about the outbreak of coronavirus in the December in Wuhan City.
The winning work has a clear relationship with the human gaze, explains the artist, who has a house-museum in Sarrià de Ter. Google Eye is a work carried out during confinement “where a clear denunciation of the control to which we citizens are subjected is manifested. The eye that sees everything, that watches, that controls and that, consequently, deprives of freedom “, Massegú details on this sculpture of 160 x 70 x 10 cm where iron and aluminum predominate and that at the moment hangs from the balcony of the house museum attentive to the movements of neighbors.