“Happy New Year! This month’s Cover Story focusses on Claudia Pagès’s Gerundi Circular (2021), a video installation that was commissioned for the exhibition Panorama 21: Apunts per a un incendi dels ulls (Notes for an Eye Fire), curated by Latitudes and Hiuwai Chu for the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA). The work was recently incorporated into the MACBA Collection via a purchase by the Government of Catalonia for the National Collection of Contemporary Art.” Continue reading
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Following on our earlier post on recent exhibitions by participating artists in MACBA’s exhibition “Panorama 21. Apunts per a un incendi dels ulls”, and coinciding with its first anniversary, we highlight four iterations of works produced or derived from their original presentation in the 2021 exhibition.
Antoni Hervàs presents “Under the firelight, the ash shines like glitter” (2021-2022), a work that grows from its earlier iteration “La Mellers” (2021, see images above), a sculpture-becoming-exhibition entrance commissioned for “Panorama 21. Apunts per a un incendi dels ulls”, which now has become an “archive of its own making” in the words of the artist. “Under the firelight...” incorporates new papier-mâché parts allowing Hervàs to continue his research on the Barcelona underground varieté and drag scenes.
El Palomar is presenting their acclaimed film “Schreber is a Woman” (2020) in Frankfurt, which was originally commissioned for the 11th Berlin Biennale in 2020, and premiered in Spain during MACBA’s “Panorama 21. Apunts per a un incendi dels ulls”. Since it was screened in Barcelona last October, El Palomar has presented the film in New York this past July (at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art) and this month as part of “To be Seen. Queer Life 1900-1950” at the NS-Dokuzentrum München.
Following on Claudia Pagès solo show “Abajo el puerto suena nino-nino, y yo arriba pipí” at The RYDER in Madrid earlier this past summer, her 360º video installation “Gerundi Circular” (2021) is now on view at Tabakalera in Donostia, Basque Country, until 15th January 2023. The 14-minute film was commissioned for “Panorama 21. Apunts per a un incendi dels ulls” and co-produced with ELAMOR. In 2022 “Gerundi Circular” has joint MACBA Collection through the funds of the National Collection of Contemporary Art of the Generalitat de Catalunya.
At the end of this long hot summer, Bombon Projects’ participated in Marseille’s Art-O-Rama art fair presenting Rosa Tharrats’ “Akaal / Selene \ Uluru” (2021), specially commissioned for MACBA’s exhibition, in dialogue with paintings by Mari Eastman.