Iceberg: The Invisible Reality reflects on everyday images, exploring what they reveal and conceal. The iceberg metaphor alludes to a perception of a reality of which we see only a small part, and whose full complexity is for the most part unknown. Photographs, videos and art installations provoke us to question how the image of what we understand as reality is constructed.
All is not as it seems, and each artwork has been chosen for its power to persuade an audience that any understanding is impossible if we take the world at face value – that is, by the small portion of the iceberg that sits above water. Montse Badia, the artistic director of Cal Cego and curator of the exhibition, has created a thought-provoking journey, a game of associations and parallels between the works of, among others, Tacita Dean, Dora García, Wolfgang Tillmans and Jeff Wall.