21 Sep 2015 2015, Barcelona, Glasgow, Max Andrews, Open Call, Spanish Art Scene, symposium
Symposium participants: In the Shadow of the Hand, Sacha Kahir, Caleb Waldorf, Max Andrews of Latitudes, Angeliki Roussou, WHW (What, How and For Whom?).
9.30am | Arrival and coffee
10am - 10.15am | Introduction by CCA Curator Remco de Blaaij and Dr Deborah Jackson
10.15am - 11am | In the Shadow of the Hand
11am - 11.45am | Angelika Roussou
11.45am - 12.30pm | Caleb Waldorf
1pm - 2pm | Lunch (provided)
2pm - 2.45pm | Sacha Kahir
3pm - 3.45pm | Sabina Sabolovic, WHW
3.45pm - 4.15pm | Break
4.15pm - 5pm | Max Andrews, Latitudes
The Shock of Victory is a programme consisting of an exhibition, a symposium organised in partnership with the University of Edinburgh and digital publication. Taking place exactly one year after the Scottish Independence Referendum of 18 September 2014, the programme proposes artistic approaches, techniques, provocations and motivations in a post-referendum reality departing from Scotland, but certainly not constrained by it.
The programme takes its title from the pivotal essay ‘The Shock of Victory’ from 2007, by anarchist and scholar David Graeber, in which he argues that protesters often have difficulty in recognising their moments of success. Accompanying the exhibition the symposium allows for a timely re-consideration of the complexities of the relations between alternative and established (art) institutions that might have been sparked by political moments such as the Scottish Independence Referendum of 2014.
The underpinning emphasis is on the ‘organisational turn’, a shift from hierarchical to self-organised models of organisation. In particular the focus is on the potency of radical (artistic) practices and ideas, which propose imaginative ways of organising – collectivism, anarchism, activism, networks, and self-organising. Can we think of a new artistic landscape that might have been formed? How do we organise ourselves in such times?
Max Andrews from Latitudes will offer a perspective on recent cultural politics in Barcelona. Looking in particular at visual art institutions, the 'open submission' format has become a pervasive tool. As an extraction of a democratic process, such an apparently accountable mechansim can nevertheless be complicit in a neo-liberal agenda, undermining institutional robustness and advocating continual 'present-ness'.
Other independent and self-organised realities do of course exist, and following recent municipal elections the political tide offers the promise of change. With reference to art practices that have connected with specific moments of Catalan social history, some contemporary case studies show a thinking around site, scale, longevity and depth – and perhaps reveal a connection with Scotland.
Organised in partnership with the University of Edinburgh.
Co-convened by Dr Deborah Jackson.
Funded by The University of Edinburgh’s Innovation Initiative Grant.CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD, UKRelated content:Two texts by Manuel Segade and Max Andrews analyse the current Spanish art scene 16 October 2013
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07 Nov 2011 NoguerasBlanchard 2011, Barcelona, NoguerasBlanchard, Open Call, premio, prácticas curatoriales
is pleased to announce a Curatorial Open Call 2012
, which invites individuals or collectives to submit a proposal for curating an exhibition at NoguerasBlanchard
in Barcelona. The successful proposal will take place between June and July of 2012.
For four years now NoguerasBlanchard’s exhibition program has included in the month of June an exhibition proposal by a guest curator. In order to continue this line, to expand artistic horizons and provide a platform for curatorial practice and the making of group exhibitions, we launch our Curatorial Open Call 2012.
The selected curator/s will receive a maximum of €4.000 in concept of honorarium and exhibition production budget. NoguerasBlanchard will provide administrative and production support, design and mailing of the press release/invitation card and an opening reception. The curator/curatorial collective must be in Barcelona for the setting up and the opening evening.
The proposal should:
- Be thought taking in consideration NoguerasBlanchard exhibition space (see floorplan below)
- Have an international interest
- Show financial feasibility
We encourage proposals to challenge curatorial and gallery practices.
The decision will be made public on NoguerasBlanchard website and by mail, before February 1st, 2012
The jury will consist of 4 curators/curatorial group that have previously carried out group shows in the gallery:
Latitudes (Max Andrews and Mariana Cánepa Luna), independent curatorial practice. Extraordinary Rendition, exhibited in 2007;
Jacqueline Uhlmann, independent curator. Shining by Absence, exhibited in 2009;
Juan Canela, independent curator. Ref 08001, exhibited in 2010;
Direlia Lazo, independent curator. Somewhere Else, exhibited in 2011.
The submission should include:
- A short biography or curriculum vitae (1 page), and contact address of the curator/s.
- An exhibition/project outline explaining the purpose and concept (600 words maximum)
- Initial list of artists and a succinct description of their practice and recent exhibitions (100 words maximum)
- Images of the works to be included with suitable captions.
- Detailed production budget that must include:
Application deadline: December 31, 2011
- Proposed curatorial fee / expenses derived from curators attendance to requested events
- Return transports and insurance
- Eventual production of new works
- Eventual architectural adaptation of gallery space (see map below)
Please submit your applications exclusively in English, in a pdf file up to 3MB, to: [email protected]
Please write ‘NoguerasBlanchard Curatorial Open Call’ in the subject line. You will receive an email confirming the reception of your proposal. For more information please contact Zaida Trallero at [email protected]
Information about NoguerasBlanchard
NoguerasBlanchard opened in June 2004 and is located next to Las Ramblas in the historic, multi-ethnic, Raval neighbourhood, in Barcelona. In this context we are strongly committed to developing an exhibition programme with emerging international artists whose work shows strong conceptual concerns and participates in the dialogue between art and broader currents in contemporary society.
The gallery's main goal is to engage in a long-term commitment with the careers of its artists and to be highly involved in the production of works. We are assisting with proposals, raising funds to produce films, biennial projects or catalogues while working in close alliance with international galleries and institutions, generating from co-productions to traveling exhibitions.
NoguerasBlanchard's participation in international fairs is essential for the promotion of our artists world-wide, while enabling us locally to maintain a lively and stimulating environment for art production and exchange.
NoguerasBlanchard c/ Xuclà 7
08001 Barcelona · Spain