07 Feb 2020 2020, colapso, Exhibition, in photos, installation views, Joan Morey, Latitudes-curated, Solo show
|La exposición individual ‘COLAPSO. Máquina célibe’ de Joan Morey que puede verse en el Casal Solleric, Palma de Mallorca, hasta el 3 de mayo 2020. Fotos: Latitudes.|
Panel introductorio de la exposición y créditos, abajo panel y cartelas del programa de audio.
‘COLAPSO. Máquina célibe’ es la primera retrospectiva de Joan Morey (Sant Llorenç des Cardassar, 1972) en su Mallorca natal. Consiste en una revisión de seis grandes proyectos, cuya documentación y otros objetos se expone junto con ocho piezas sonoras. Las doce majestuosas salas dieciochescas de la planta noble y el patio columnado del Casal Solleric acogen este conjunto de materiales, voces y cuerpos que, con su colapso, ofrecen una panorámica de los últimos diez años de la carrera artística de Morey. La exposición es una adaptación de ‘COLAPSO’, un proyecto en tres partes que tuvo lugar simultáneamente en el Centre d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona - Fabra i Coats, el Centro de Arte Tecla Sala de L’Hospitalet de Llobregat y la antigua cárcel Modelo de Barcelona entre 2018 y 2019.
Entrada a la exposición en la planta noble. Acceso a la exposición en orden cronológico.
Entrada al proyecto COS SOCIAL en la planta noble. Acceso a la exposición por orden cronológico inverso.
Poster del proyecto ‘COS SOCIAL. Lección de anatomía’ (2017).
Performance para pantalla ‘COS SOCIAL. Lección de anatomía’ (2017).
(Arriba y abajo) Sección dedicada a ‘COS SOCIAL. Lección de anatomía’ (2017). Al fondo sala dedicada a ‘TOUR DE FORCE’ (2017).
Sección dedicada a ‘COS SOCIAL. Lección de anatomía’ (2017).
En la sala vermella (sala roja) se exhibe la mesa de disección utilizada en la película ‘COS SOCIAL. Lección de anatomía’ (2017) y la vestimenta de la única actriz.
La muestra de este nuevo capítulo, ‘COLAPSO. Máquina célibe’, se organiza en torno a vitrinas y pantallas de vídeo dispuestas a modo de sarcófagos o relicarios. Ocupa un lugar destacado la performance para la pantalla ‘CUERPO SOCIAL. Lección de anatomía’ (2017), así como una selección de cinco proyectos anteriores, producidos entre 2007 y 2017 y desarrollados mediante el lenguaje artístico de la performance. Además, el patio del Casal Solleric alberga un programa continuado de obras de audio: grabaciones de lecturas realizadas en vivo en el marco de performances o bien utilizadas como bandas sonoras de exposiciones previas.
Inicio cronológico de la muestra: sala dedicada al proyecto ‘POSTMORTEM. Projet en sept tableaux’ (2006–7).
Sala dedicada al proyecto ‘POSTMORTEM. Projet en sept tableaux’ (2006–7) y conexión a la derecha con la sala dedicada a ‘OBEY. Humillados y ofendidos’ (2007–9).
Sala dedicada a ‘OBEY. Humillados y ofendidos’ (2007–9).
Detalle de los contenidos presentados en la vitrina del proyecto ‘OBEY. Humillados y ofendidos’ (2007–9).
Sala dedicada a ‘GRITOS Y SUSURROS. Converses amb els radicals’ (2009) y al fondo proyección del mismo proyecto (abajo).
Video proyeccion del proyecto ‘OBEY. Humillados y ofendidos’ (2007–9).
Sala dedicada al proyecto ‘IL LINGUAGGIO DEL CORPO’ (2015).
Detalle de la vitrina del proyecto ‘IL LINGUAGGIO DEL CORPO’ (2015).
|Sala dedicada al proyecto ‘TOUR DE FORCE’ (2017). |
Sala dedicada al proyecto ‘TOUR DE FORCE’ (2017).
Sala dedicada al proyecto ‘TOUR DE FORCE’ (2017).
Contenidos de una de las dos vitrinas dedicadas a ‘TOUR DE FORCE’ (2017).
Video teaser del proyecto ‘TOUR DE FORCE’ (2017).
|Sala dedicada al proyecto ‘COS SOCIAL’ (2017).|→ CONTENIDO RELACIONADO:
- Documentación fotográfica de COLAPSO;
- Archivo Wakelet redes sociales;
- Joan Morey awarded the Botín Foundation's International Visual Arts Grant, 22 July 2019
- Profile – ‘Joan Morey’, THE SEEN—Chicago’s International Journal of Contemporary & Modern Art, Issue #8, April 2019, pp 100–113.
- Exposición de Joan Morey ‘COLAPSO. Máquina célibe’ en el Casal Solleric, Palma de Mallorca, 31 enero–3 mayo 2020, 15 January 2019
- Performance ‘COLLAPSE. Schizophrenic Machine’ at the former prison La Model, Barcelona 21 January 2019
- Selección de reseñas, videos y entrevistas (31 Diciembre 2018)
- December 13, 2018, 7pm: Performance reenactment of "TOUR DE FORCE. El cos utòpic" (2017) by Joan Morey 10 December 2018
- Pía Cordero, "COL·LAPSE, o l’avenir il·limitat de l’obscenitat", www.nuvol.com, 6 Desembre 2018
- November 29, 2018, 5–8pm: Performance reenactment of "IL LINGUAGGIO DEL CORPO. Pròleg" (2015-16) by Joan Morey 26 November 2018
- November 15, 2018, 7 pm: Performance reenactment of "BAREBACK. Fenomenología de la comunión" (2010) by Joan Morey 12 November 2018
- October 25, 7pm: Performance reenactment of "GRITOS Y SUSURROS" (2009) by Joan Morey 22 October 2018
- October 11, 2018, 7pm: Performance reenactment of ‘LLETANIA APÒRIMA’ [APORIC LITANY] (2009) by Joan Morey 8 October 2018
- Performance programme in the context of Joan Morey's exhibition ‘COLLAPSE. Desiring Machine, Working Machine’ 24 September 2018
- Maria Palau, "Contra l'abús de poder", El Punt Avui, p. 32, 23 Setembre 2018 (Catalan)
- NOTA DE PRENSA: ‘Joan Morey. COLAPSO’, diversos espacios, Barcelona, 20 septiembre 2018–13 enero 2019, 19 September 2018
26 Nov 2018 Following on our earlier post from October 26, 2018 announcing our donation of Lawrence Weiner's limited edition tote bag to Tate Archive, we now share some images of its presentation as part of Tate's "ARTIST ROOMS: Lawrence Weiner" currently on view at the McManus Museum and Galleries in Dundee, Scotland, until February 17, 2019. 10th anniversary, 2008, 2019, donation, Exhibition, Fundació Suñol, Lawrence Weiner, Tote Bags
Photo: Lawrence Weiner. ARTIST ROOMS. National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. ©Lawrence Weiner.The Dundee presentation includes the limited edition tote bag and three sugar sachets with the striking typographic rendition of the statement "A CLOTH OF COTTON WRAPPED AROUND A HORSESHOE OF IRON TOSSED UPON THE CREST OF A WAVE" in Catalan, Spanish, and English, the latter first commissioned in 2008 as part of Weiner's solo exhibition at the Fundació Suñol, Barcelona.
Thank you Valentina Ravaglia (Assistant Curator, Exhibitions & Displays, Tate Modern) for facilitating the inclusion of these ephemera into Tate's collection, and to Lili Bartholomew (Curatorial Assistant, Leisure and Culture Dundee) for liaising from Dundee and sharing the images.
Photo: Creative Learning Team McManus.
30 May 2017 2017, 2018, 4543 billion, Bordeaux, CAPC Bordeaux, Ecology, Exhibition, Lucas Ihlein, research, save the date, Xavier Ribas
Xavier Ribas, Chilean Nitrate publicity postcard, c. 1920 from "A History of Detonations", 2013. Courtesy the artist and ProjecteSD, Barcelona; and Lucas Ihlein, "Under Ground", 2010. Courtesy of the artist.
SAVE THE DATEExhibition ‘4.543 billion. The matter of matter’, CAPC musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux, June 29, 2017–January 7, 2018. Opening: June 29, 2017 (6 pm)With: A.J. Aalders, Lara Almarcegui, Maria Thereza Alves, Félix Arnaudin, Amy Balkin, Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck in collaboration with Media Farzin, Bernd Becher and Hilla Becher, Étienne Denisse, Hubert Duprat, Giulio Ferrario, Ângela Ferreira, Anne Garde, Ambroise-Louis Garneray, Terence Gower, Rodney Graham, Ilana Halperin (also at the Université de Bordeaux’s zoology department), Marianne Heier, Christina Hemauer and Roman Keller, Lucas Ihlein and Louise Kate Anderson, Jannis Kounellis, Martín Llavaneras, Erlea Maneros Zabala, Nicholas Mangan, Fiona Marron, Alexandra Navratil, Xavier Ribas, Alfred Roll, Amie Siegel, Lucy Skaer, Alfred Smith, Rayyane Tabet, Pierre Théron, Pep Vidal, Alexander Whalley Light, Stuart Whipps (also at the Musée des Beaux-Arts) as well as documents and objects lent by the archives of the CAPC, the Archives Bordeaux Métropole, the Archives départementales de la Gironde, and the geology collection of the UFR Sciences de la Terre et de la Mer, Université de Bordeaux.Curated by Latitudes
With contributions from more than 30 artists, “4.543 billion. The matter of matter” is a major exhibition that addresses works of art, collections and cultural histories in relation to ecological processes and a geological scale of time. It presents a continuum of materials and temporal landscapes – films, works on paper, photographs, sculptures, documents, and other meaningful things – and springs from the CAPC building’s former life as a warehouse for colonial commodities whose limestone walls were once deep in the ground and whose wooden beams were once part of a forest.A central proposal of the exhibition is that works of art are part of geophysical history as much as art history. “4.543 billion” attempts to take into account both a micro-local and a planetary perspective, and to rethink some of the histories of art as fragments of broader narratives about the Earth and how our place in it has been represented. What is at stake when art and museums take on greater temporal and material awareness? How might they move beyond a spatial framework of “think globally, act locally”, to “think historically, act geologically”?
Collections are accumulations of real physical matter in time as well as of ideas, decisions, fashions, knowledge, and use. Likewise minerals and organic matter might be regarded as both cultural evidence and archival storage media. This exhibition takes a situated view of the past that resists an undifferentiated narrative in which modernity in general is at fault for global ecological disarray, or humanity in an invariably abstract sense must take responsibility.Accordingly, the artists included instead often address the specific roles and purposeful effects of individuals, practices, states or corporations in an account of how mineral agents and organic processes have intertwined with and underpinned culture. Marianne Heier’s contribution, for example, documents a project addressing the decisive roll North Sea oil has played in shaping art and culture in Norway. Rayyane Tabet’s works deal sculpturally with the legacy of the Trans-Arabian Pipe Line, a joint venture by three American oil companies that came together in 1946 to construct an pipeline from Saudi Arabia to the Mediterranean. Incorporating a fragment of Breccia Pernice marble from the lobby of Trump Tower, Dynasty (2017) by Amie Siegel weaves Italian geology into the political turmoil of the present.
Several of the more documentary projects on display (including those by Alessandro Balteo Yazbeck and Terence Gower) trace the relationships between Modern art, the museum, and wealth created through extractive industry, combining approaches framed by Earth sciences with colonial history, sociology and political reportage. Yet other works take a more atmospheric, filmic, sculptural or graphic approach to extraction, economy, energy and global exchange, whether orbiting around sunlight, forests, synthetic materials derived from fossil fuels (a subject addressed by Alexandra Navratil), or the services and substances entailed in buildings that display art (as seen through the work of Lucas Ihlein and Lara Almarcegui).
In addition to two new projects in development for the occasion (by Christina Hemauer & Roman Keller and Ilana Halperin), the exhibition will include many works kindly lent by the artists and international galleries, as well as those from the CAPC collection and its archives. Loans from Bordeaux institutions include those from the Archives Bordeaux Métropole, the Archives départementales de la Gironde, the Musée des Beaux-Arts, the Musée d’Aquitaine and the geology collection of the UFR Sciences de la Terre et de la Mer, Université de Bordeaux.
Located at opposite ends of the galleries will be two imposing works that bookend the exhibition conceptually as well as physically. Originally made for CAPC in 1985, Jannis Kounellis’s nine-metre-long Sans titre is a slab of steel draped with coffee sacks that spits flames. On the other side, Ancient Lights (2015) is a two-screen video installation by Nicholas Mangan that is powered by an off-grid solar system with panels on the roof of the CAPC building. With sections filmed at the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizona, and a salt-storage solar plant near Seville, Mangan’s looped videos speculates on the ideology and politics of energy.
Several works by Ângela Ferreira also link diverse histories: those of the Cullinan Diamond Mine in South Africa, the source of one of the largest gems ever found, and the Chislehurst Caves in South East London, a crucible of counter-culture in the 1960s. In terms of an exploration of the underground – in this case with a sociological dimension – one could also mention All surface expectations disappear with depth (2010) a three-screen video work by Fiona Marron that juxtaposes text from a 1954 field report on working conditions in an American gypsum mine with footage from present-day excavation in Ireland.Share:
#4543billion @LTTDS @CAPCmusee @paysagesbx17‘4.543 billion’ is the contribution of the CAPC musée to the cultural season Paysages Bordeaux 2017. Within the exhibition framework, Latitudes will lead the month-long residency programme ‘Geologic Time’ at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Alberta, Canada, in September–October 2017. RELATED CONTENT:
01 Feb 2017 2016, Antoni Hervàs, Award, Barcelona, BCN Producció, Exhibition, latitudes, mentoring, premio, research, tutoría
Antoni Hervàs receiving the award from Ada Colau, Mayor of Barcelona, at the Saló de Cent of the Ajuntament de Barcelona, 16 February. Photos: Latitudes.We are delighted to announce that Antoni Hervàs's exhibition "El Misterio de Caviria" (The Mystery of Caviria) has been awarded the Visual Arts prize of the Premis Ciutat de Barcelona 2016 (City of Barcelona Award). The award has been organised on a yearly basis since 1949 by the Ajuntament de Barcelona (Barcelona City Council), "to award the creation, research and production of quality produced in Barcelona by creators or collectives working for institutions and organizations in Barcelona that promote or produce projects". The jury recognised "the artist's research in linking Greek mythology with the Barcelona cabaret scene from the 1960s–80s and for the recuperation of its vitality." The jury also acklowledged the "formalisation of the project into a scenographic and immersive installation and the range of public programmes it generated". Huge congratulations Toni, a very well-deserved recognition for your Herculian efforts!The prize comes hot-on-the-heels of Hervàs's exhibition winning the public vote for the best show of 2016 given by the Tria 33 programme of the Catalan TV3 channel. "El Misterio de Caviria" (The Mystery of Caviria) took place at La Capella between September and November 2016. It was part of the BCN Producció'16 season and was one of the three projects mentored this year by Latitudes.
View of "El Misterio de Caviria" exhibition by Antoni Hervàs at La Capella. Antoni Hervàs’ artistic project revolves around the legend of Jason and the Argonauts’ expedition in search of the Golden Fleece. The exhibition "El Misterio de Caviria" (The Mystery of Cabeiria), divided into eight chapters (exhibition guide (pdf) and description of each chapter (pdf)), took as its point of origin the section of the tale in which the expedition led by Jason stops for a few months in Lemnos, the island of fire, in the northern part of the Aegean Sea. Here live a kind of tribe of Amazons organized under the gynaecocracy of Queen Hypsipyle who are keeping a grisly secret. Taking this fragment, Hervàs explores the transformist and genre-bending possibilities of drawing, a medium that enables him to unite two mythologies: the Cabeirian rites of Classical Greece and figures from Barcelona’s dwindling cabaret scene. Video of the exhibition (Spanish subtitles).
This and following photos: Pep Herrero / La Capella–BCN Producció'16.
Exhibition layout. Space design: Goig.
Publication of the project edited by Ajuntament de Barcelona and The Flames. Photos: Latitudes. RELATED CONTENT:
- 25 de enero 2017, 19h: Presentación de la publicación "El misterio de caviria" de Antoni Hervàs en el Antic Teatre 13 Enero 2017
- Eloy Fernández Porta, "Argonàutica i bastides”, Nuvol.com, 16 novembre 2016 (català)
- “Em sento còmode posant en relació i connectant petites comunitats que considero afins”. Una conversa amb Antoni Hervàs, Blog de BCN Producció, 7 novembre 2016 (català)
- Actividades programadas durante la exposición "El misterio de caviria" de Antoni Hervàs en La Capella 7 novembre 2016
- Cover Story – November 2016: Plucking Gilda, synesthetic Toni and dazzling Víctor 2 noviembre 2016
- Rosa Cruz, "Mitología Contemporánea", postpostpost.org 16 octubre 2016
- Documentación de la exposición "El Misterio de Caviria" de Antoni Hervàs 23 septiembre 2016
- Exposición “El misterio de Caviria” de Antoni Hervàs en La Capella, 16 septiembre–13 noviembre 16 septiembre 2016
- September Cover Story: "El misterio de Caviria" by Antoni Hervàs 1 September 2016
- Jurado y equipo tutorial de BCN Producció 2016, La Capella, Barcelona 2 febrero 2016.
29 Mar 2016 2016, behind the scenes, e-books, Exhibition, José Antonio Hernández-Díez, latitudes, looking back, MACBA, microhistory, Publication, research
Pages with the story behind Plaça dels Àngels.When giving a presentation or tour of an exhibition or project we have worked on, we are often asked how the project emerged – if there was a particular trigger or point of origin. In the case of José Antonio Hernández-Díez’s exhibition currently on view at MACBA (until June 26, 2016), our approach was a familiar one to us – we started by both delving in-depth in researching the artists previous works while at the same time looking into the history of the venue
where the exhibition was going to take place.
We are very fond of a book that has been in our library for many years – 'Histories and legends of Barcelona' by Joan Amades (Edicions 62). This two-volume tome gathers some of the myths behind Barcelona place names and includes the tales behind both familiar and obscure
buildings, streets and monuments in the city
. The story that most captivated
the chapel of the Convent dels Àngels, and it is recounted
in the essay we wrote to
accompany the exhibition (
published as the Quaderns Portàtils #32 –
pdfs available in Spanish
and epub in Spanish only). It goes as follows
:(...) "Outside the doorway of the deconsecrated sixteenth-century church that formed part of Barcelona’s Convent dels Àngels there once stood the stone figure of a dog, standing upright on its hind legs. Two separate legends account for its existence, as recorded by ethnologist and folklorist Joan Amades in the 1950s. A boorish man would routinely interrupt the services and torment the church congregation, it is said. He was punished by being turned into a dog. The other version states that the canine figure commemorates the thwarting of a robbery. The church once displayed an image of Saint Roch, the patron saint of dogs, accompanied by a hound. It is said that the prospective thieves were frightened away as the image miraculously began to bark. (The supernatural mythology of the chapel does not cease there – in 1627 an image of Christ began to sweat blood profusely.)
Sculpture of a dog once stood in front of La Capella dels Àngels, the church of the Convent dels Àngels.
Parallel to this, we started looking at Hernández-Díez’s earliest works and investigating his pieces in MACBA’s collection. We found that the museum had his 1991 work San Guinefort on long-term loan in their collection, but it had never been exhibited. As narrated in our essay: (...) "that José Antonio Hernández-Díez (Caracas, Venezuela, 1964) had already been dealing with Catholic belief and superstition in his art – and moreover, specifically addressing canine veneration – is much more than an uncanny coincidence for his exhibition at MACBA’s Convent dels Àngels in 2016." The legend behind Saint Guinefort is one of the more obscure intersections of Catholic history and folk tradition:
(...) "Writing around 1260, the Inquisitor and Dominican friar Étienne de Bourbon related his investigation into the veneration of Saint Guinefort in the Dombes region of France. He discovered that this supposed Saint was, in fact, a dog. The account he disclosed was that a knight and his wife had one day left their greyhound Guinefort to guard their baby. When they returned to the castle they found the cradle empty and Guinefort covered in blood. Assuming it had murdered the baby, the knight hastily killed the dog, only later realising his error. Guinefort had in fact fought off a snake in order to save the child, who was found unharmed. Guinefort was buried unceremoniously in the forest outside the castle walls. Hearing of the martyred dog, local people began to believe in its power to protect children and began to bring their sick infants to the grave. Étienne de Bourbon was horrified to discover the strength of the superstition that had taken root. Children were being left overnight by Guinefort’s grave in the belief that he would rid them of spirits, and several babies had died as a consequence. Defending the orthodoxy of the church, the friar had the heretical remains of the greyhound dug up and destroyed, razed the forest and outlawed the canine cult, yet there is evidence of its persistence into the nineteenth century. The episode is worth recounting in detail, as previous accounts of it in relation to Hernández-Díez’s work have been misleading."
Coinciding with our research period, in August 2014 we happened to be travelling near Lyon, France, and took the opportunity to visit to the Bois de Saint Guinefort in the Dombes region, where the story of Saint Guinefort emerged (and where the dog-saint may still be venerated every 22nd August, despite the regional tourism office assuring us the festival day was no longer celebrated). Somewhere on the road between Villars-les-Dombes and Châtillon-sur-Chalaronne one can, with the help of a tagged flickr photo and GPS, find a sign, as seen below, which briefly narrates these peculiar events from the 13th Century. Related Content:
- Video of the artist talking about 'San Guinefort' (1991)
- José Antonio Hernández-Díez, 'I will fear no evil’, Convent dels Àngels, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), Barcelona, 18 March–26 June 2016.
- Photodocumentation of the exhibition.
- Exhibition essay on José Antonio Hernández-Díez, Quaderns Portàtils #32, free-to-read pdf (Spanish & English) and epub (Spanish).
- Social media archive of tweets, Instagram, reviews.
- Exhibition of Hernández-Díez at the New Museum, New York in 2003.
- Pdf of the 1991 exhibition catalogue of Hernández-Díez's show at the Sala RG, Caracas.
- Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)
- Works of Hernández-Díez at MACBA's collection.