25 Oct 2009 2009, Espai d'Art Contemporani de Castelló, Fundació Suñol, Lawrence Weiner
A year after 'THE CREST OF A WAVE' exhibition at Fundació Suñol in Barcelona, Lawrence Weiner has just opened a new exhibition in Spain, this time at the Espai d'Art Contemporani de Castelló. 'Under the Sun' includes an exhibition in EACC (on view until 28 March 2010) as well as a public piece in a city centre park which will open in a second phase, in early February 2010. Below Weiner's text from the exhibition invitation:
THE MARKING OF A SPACE WITHIN A PUBLIC PARK THAT IS DEPENDENT UPON MEANING NOT MEANS
THE PLACING OF A CLUSTER OF STRUCTURES THAT AFFORD A PLACE DEMARKED AT THAT MOMENT
BY THE RESULT OF A FLICK OF A WRIST
A FORM THAT CAN FLY A KITE OR KILL A BULL WITH GRACE
THAT SETS ASIDE A PLACE FOR THE MOMENT THAT IS YOURS
BEING ONLY ONE METER HIGH THEY AFFORD NOT PROTECTION BUT A DEMARCATION OF SOVEREIGN
TERRITORY WHEN OCCUPIED
TWISTED & TURNED UNDER THE SUN
Update February 2010:
Completing the first part of his 'Under the Sun' exhibition for Castelló, the artist recently inaugurated a permanent public work at 'El Pinar', Castellón. As written in the press release the project brings to mind 'the bullfighting but also the lightness and the elegance of a wave that takes shape in the space as its own territory.' More images here.
Images courtesy of EACC. Photos: Ángel Sánchez.
08 Oct 2009 Ecology, Greenwashing, Hinterland, Land Art, UOVO, Wanas Foundation
Milan-based Kult Magazine
has published an article on art and ecology in their October issue written by art critic and curator Daniele Perra. In the section, Perra interviews curator Francesco Manacorda (curator of the exhibition 'Radical Nature: Art and Architecture for a Changing Planet 1969-2009
' on view at the Barbican Art Gallery, London, until 18 October), as well as English artist Simon Starling and selects a few ongoing exhibitions and events that analyse the relationship between art and nature.
In page 88 (see detail above) Perra mentioned Latitudes
' ecology-related projects such as the 'Greenwashing. Environment: Perils, Promises and Perplexities...
' exhibition at the Fondazione Sandretto in Turin in 2008, the guest-edition of UOVO #14
in 2007 and the publication 'Land, Art: A Cultural Ecology Handbook
' in 2006, to introduce our participation in the forthcoming The Wånas Foundation seminar
on Art and Ecology taking place on the 21 October in Knislinge, Sweden and in the symposium organised by Hinterland Projects on 26th November titled 'The evolving relationships between artists, the changing climate and new responsibilities'.
[Above: Detail of page 88 of the magazine. With thanks to Daniele Perra]