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Curators: 'I Will Fear No Evil', José Antonio Hernández-Díez, Convent dels Àngels del Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), 18 March–26 June 2016

José Antonio Hernández-Díez, "La Hermandad", 1994. Video installation. ”la Caixa” / MACBA Collection.

Latitudes is curating the solo exhibition 'I will fear no evil' of Venezuelan-born Barcelona-based artist José Antonio Hernández-Díez (Caracas, 1964), which will open at the Convent dels Àngels del Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), on March 17.
 
'I will fear no evil' presents works from the beginning of Hernández-Díez’s career in the late 1980s and early nineties – several of which have not been seen since they were first exhibited – in dialogue with Filamentos (2016), a new series developed especially for the occasion.

José Antonio Hernández-Díez, "La Hermandad", 1994. Video installation. ”la Caixa” / MACBA Collection.

The present exhibition looks back to Hernández-Díez’s first experimental works with video alongside early iconic screen- and vitrine-based works, including three of those presented at the time of his landmark first monographic exhibition 'San Guinefort y otras devociones', held in 1991 at Sala RG in Caracas. This exhibition heralded what the artist termed as a ‘New Christian Iconography’, offering – as artist-colleague Meyer Vaisman described – ‘a techno-pop view of Catholicism’s most beloved symbols’. 

An newly text by Latitudes will be published in Spanish as No. 32 of the Quaderns portàtils (Portable Notebooks) series. This MACBA-produced collection is freely distributed and downloadable from the museum website in PDF and ePUB format. An English translation will also be available as a separate PDF.

Exhibition runs between 18 March–26 June 2016 and is organised and produced by the Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA).

Erick Beltrán at Galería Joan Prats, Nati Bermejo at Estrany de la Mota, Peter Piller at ProjecteSD



This past Wednesday 17 December saw the opening of three compelling exhibitions in Barcelona. Erick Beltrán's "Calculum Series" was a precise suite of objects and texts (including Rasputin's finger nails and a bone die) which circulated around a consideration of value. The show continues at Galería Joan Prats until late January 2009. Nati Bermejo presented an exquisite set of large scale black-and-white drawings at Estrany de la Mota ("Look Left / Look Right" continues until February 12th 2009). Meanwhile at ProjecteSD, Peter Piller showed "Swiss Landscapes" – photographs gleaned from over 500,000 images taken for insurance claims purposes from the digital archives of the Swiss insurers Bâloise.

All images: Latitudes | www.lttds.org

Tricky – Estrany de la Mota, Barcelona

Exhibition 'Tricky', Estrany de la Mota, Barcelona, 27 January-13 March 2007

'Tricky
' – Hasta el 13 de marzo 2007.Galeria Estrany de la Mota
Comisariado: Maribel López
Con obras de Ignasi Aballí, Christian Andersson, Douglas Gordon, Jonathan Monk, Antonio Ortega, Kirsten Pieroth, Nedko Solakov.

Recent openings in Barcelona

The 2006-7 season kicked off this week and last:

Jean-Marc Bustamante - Estrany de la Mota
Ivan Grubanov - NoguerasBlanchard

Recent acquisitions of MACBA's collection + Galeria Cadaqués (Bombelli collection) - MACBA
Christine Borland - Galeria Toni Tàpies
Hannah Collins - Galeria Joan Prats
'Registros y Habitos (Máquina del tiempo - Imágenes del espacio)' with work by artists Erick Beltrán, Bleda y Rosa, Xisco Mensua, José Luis Pardo, Yael Bartana, Jeanne Faust, Francesc Ruiz & Massimo Bartolini - Fundació Tàpies
'Extrañas Parejas' - Fundación Colectania
Centre d'Art Santa Mònica's (CASM) season will include a curated-'consulta' by Victor Palacios and the continuing programme of Guest Curator Jacob Fabricius.
Fundació Miró opens their contemporary space Espai 13 with a Le Fresnoy-curated programme starting with a show of Fabien Giraud

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