Longitudes

Tour around Stockholm: 'The Spiral and the Square' opening at Bonniers Konsthall, IASPIS, Moderna Museet, Biologiska Museet and a few gallery openings

Street banner announcing Bonniers Konsthall's 'The Spiral and the Square. Exercises in translatability' guest curated by Jochen Volz and Daniela Castro.

23 August: Opening of Bonniers Konsthall's exhibition with the participation of: Angela Detanico & Rafael Lain; Mauricio Dias & Walter Riedweg; Eugenio Dittborn; Öyvind Fahlström; Cao Guimãraes; Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster; Fredrik Ehlin, Andjeas Ejiksson & Oscar Mangione; Laura Lima; Arto Lindsay; Dora Longo Bahia; Renata Lucas; Raimundas Malašauskas & Marcos Lutyens; Cinthia Marcelle; Rodrigo Matheus; Cildo Meireles; João Modé; Fabio Morais; Rivane Neuenschwander; Natascha Sadr Haghighian; Rirkrit Tiravanija and Haegue Yang.

Above: Two chefs prepare Rivane Neuenschwander's Gastronomic Translations (2005/2011) in temporary tents located outside Bonniers Konsthall: "Gastronomic Translations (2005/2011) has its point of departure in a shopping list that the artist found in Frankfurt. She sent it to two chefs and invited them to prepare a banquet only using the ingredients on the list. On the opening day, Bonniers Konsthall’s visitors can taste the result". [from the Konsthall web].

Rivane Neuenschwander's Gastronomic Translations, 2005-2011, by Team Kungsholmen.

(Entrance) Rirkrit Tiravanija's Untitled 2011 (police police potato grease), 2011, "is a silkscreen-workshop in the entrance of the gallery, where visitors can have a personal and unique t-shirt printed by one of our gallery hosts. The prints are in different languages – but something seems to have gone wrong in the translation." [from the Konsthall web]

Rirkrit Tiravanija's Untitled 2011 (police police potato grease), 2011, in action during the opening evening.

General view of the first exhibition space with (left) Rodrigo Matheus' Nature of Construction (2011) and (right) Haegue Yang's No. 16, Circular Flat – Lotus Robe, 2010. Far back a wooden changing room for Laura Lima's 'Marra' (1996 and 2011) performers.

Haegue Yang, No. 16, Circular Flat – Lotus Robe, 2010: "is a work comprising three light sculptures; simple, white stands in metal, covered in feathers, fabric, cables and other materials." [from the Konsthall web]

Rodrigo Matheus, Nature of Construction (2011): his "works explore representation and perception in art and nature. In Nature of Construction (2011) a metal net is put up between the branches of a tree. This type of net is put up over windows in Brazil in order to stop children from falling out. The Landscape is a kind of diorama in which a landscape painting in the background is contrasted against the authentic, but in an art gallery unnaturally installed, branches and plans in the foreground." [from the Konsthall web]
(above) General view of the second exhibition space where most works were on view: (foreground) Angela Detanico and Rafael Lain's, SATOR AREPO TENET OPERA ROTAS (2011) "is an adaption of a mysterious Latin palindrome, which can be written in a square and read from all directions. Detanico & Lain have created their own coded alphabet and written the palindrome with concrete slabs on the floor." [from the Konsthall web]. (Background) works by Öyvind Fahlström (left) and Eugenio Dittborn (right).

(above) "Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster’s Textorama (2011) has its basis in an exhibition she produced for the Hispanic Society of America in 2009-2010. Her exhibition related to the institution’s famous research library. The calligrammatic wall is an exploration and continuation of this library, with excerpts and quotations from canonical as well as unknown works of various languages."

"João Modé's 'Vanish' (2005) incense spirals have a short life cycle. Assembled in clusters, one spiral sets fire to another until only ashes remain." [from the Konsthall web]

Rivane Neuenschwander's "In 'First Love' (2005/2011), viewers can describe their first love to a police artist who creates a “facial composite” – an image that has travelled a long way from the original object of love." [from the Konsthall web]

(Foreground) Stage ready for Arto Lindsay's performance during the opening evening. (Background) "The artist duo Angela Detanico & Rafael Lain’s work is focused on language, and specifically typography. New Roman Times (2011) is a remodelling and reversal of the classic typeface Times New Roman." [from the Konsthall web]

24 August: IASPIS's corridor. Studio visits with Anna Sandgren, Priscila Fernandes, Helen Mirra and Job Ramos.

25 August: Former premises of Moderna Museet, currently hosting The Museum of Architecture.

Moderna Museet's 2004 Rafael Moneo extension with exhibitions on the museum's photography collection and a solo show of Klara Lidén.

25 August: (Below) An amazing discovery: the Biologiska Museet (Biological Museum) in Djurgården, a place that "contains collections of Scandinavian [stuffed!] mammals and birds in their natural habitats. Backgrounds for the dioramas [viewed from two levels] were painted by Bruno Liljefors, and the [1893] building was designed by Agi Lindegren, who used Norwegian medieval stave churches as a model." (from www.visitstockholm.com).

25 August: Opening of 'T-a-l-i-s-m-a-n-ic' exhibition of Lucie Fontaine at Fruit and Flower Deli Stockholm.
as well as several other galleries opening at the vibrant Hudiksvallsgatan:

Including the beautiful show 'Loch Ness, non-site' by Gerard Byrne at Galerie Nordenhake (+ and better images here). 

Below detail of his work 'Some gestalt forms surveyed, and organized into primary structures, on dates between 2001 – 2011' Site: Loch Ness, Scotland, 2001 - ongoing. Silver gelatin prints, wooden forms, linen lined vitrine.

(Below) Alba S. Enström “Through love and emotions…” opened at the young Crystal

(Below) and on the first floor, Andréhn-Schiptjenko hosted a solo show of Annika von Hausswolff.


Newsletter #36 – September/septiembre 2011


LAST DAYS...

'Amikejo: uqbar (Irene Kolpelman & Mariana Castillo Deball',
Laboratorio 987, 2011 season guest curated by Latitudes, MUSAC, León. Until 11 September.


OPENING 24 SEPTEMBER...


'Amikejo: Fermín Jiménez Landa & Lee Welch', fourth and final exhibition of the exhibition cycle 'Amikejo' at the Laboratorio 987, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, León,
24 September 2011–15 January 2012. Opening: Saturday 24 September.

Read article by Bea Espejo (El Cultural, 2 August 2011) related to the artists' work and their working process.



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SAVE THE DATE: 24 September opening final 'Amikejo' show with Fermín Jiménez Landa & Lee Welch, Laboratorio 987, MUSAC, León

Invitation for 'Amikejo' exhibition. Photo: Fermín Jiménez Landa & Lee Welch.

Fermín Jiménez Landa (1979, Pamplona, Spain. Lives in Valencia/Pamplona, Spain) & Lee Welch (1975, Louisville, USA. Lives in Rotterdam, The Netherlands) did not know each other before the invitation to participate in Amikejo. As if engaged in international diplomacy, the artists have had to understand each other personally and artistically before issuing what might be regarded as a joint statement based on what they have agreed and negotiated, in the form of an exhibition.
Jiménez Landa and Welch have chosen to establish their collaboration in relation to the notion of the micronation and devices which delineate sovereigntyborders, stamps, anthems, and so on. Their project refers to other historical episodes in addition to Amikejo itself as well as taking inspiration from methodologies which combine fixed parameters with improvisation, such as the directing technique of filmmaker John Cassavetes.

Their works in MUSAC comprise a constellation of diverse performative, discursive, interactive and displayed elements, some of which are directly apparent in the Laboratorio 987, while others document occurrances at remote locations, or exist only in the imagination.

A platform-like structure and sculptures that take the form of portals or border markers constitute spaces and tools for assembly and discussion as well as hosting further two-dimensional and video works. A marching band from León was recruited to compose and perform a national anthem for a new autonomous island state and the founding of this micronation has been documented in video and photography. Companioning this, a series of letters have been sent by the artists using stamps from Moresnet, the republic which anteceded Amijeko.
Jiménez Landa’s and Welch’s joint endeavour considers how art can produce new understanding, memories and communicative possibilities together with an audience.


A catalogue by Mousse Publishing companioning the '
Amikejo' series will be launched in early 2012, following the conclusion of the exhibition cycle.
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Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (MUSAC)
Avenida de los Reyes Leoneses, 24

24008 León, SPAIN

www.musac.es

Photo gallery of Uqbar's 'Amikejo' exhibition, on view until 11 September at the Laboratorio 987, MUSAC, León



In the third instalment of the
Amikejo exhibition cycle, uqbar (Irene Kopelman & Mariana Castillo Deball) explore the idea of working together as a subject in itself. The “interchanges, mutations, transmutations, metamorphosis and contaminations that working together entails ... the hybrids we create together, not belonging to one or the other but rather creating an in between zone”, as the artists have described.

The exhibition at the Laboratorio 987 is based on the principal of chirality or ‘handedness’. Chirality is a property of an object that is not superimposable on its mirror image. Human hands are perhaps the most recognizable example of chirality: the left hand is a non-superimposable mirror image of the right hand. Cases of chirality can be found in many different organisms in nature, such as in the twisted petals of certain orchids, shells and fish scales.

General view of the exhibition. Photo: Imagen MAS. Courtesy: the artists and MUSAC, León.

The exhibition is composed of a spiral staircase, which serves as a viewpoint for other artifacts and objects. Uqbar creates a psychedelic chiral ecosystem, featuring hanging papier-mâché epiphyte sculptures and enlarged stone microfossils, as well as “Banyan tree drawings, a video of a chemical reaction, fables among non-humans and drawings of hybrid creatures”.

Watch the video interview with Uqbar about their work in the exhibition:


Via youtube

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Uqbar is an occasional collaboration between artists Mariana Castillo Deball & Irene Kopelman initiated in 2005. Its practice has led to sculptural installations, seminars and publications, and frequently involves the cooperation of individuals outside the artistic field, including scientists and writers. Uqbar’s projects are often sparked by an oblique investigation into a particular repository of knowledge, and following Jorge Luis Borges (whose fictional place Uqbar lends its name to the foundation) they approach a world through an abundance of possible of meanings and possible histories. Fuga di Un Piano (2009) for Manifesta 7, Rovereto, Italy, for example, took the International Center for the study of Futurism as its point of departure, by presenting in part a future archive of some imagined sculptural creations of a speculative creative automaton.

Uqbar projects include Principle of Hope, Manifesta 7, Rovereto, Italy; Zeno Reminder, Cabinet Magazine Space / Performa 09, New York (2009); Principle of Hope, Manifesta 7, Rovereto, Italia (2008); Transacciones Filosóficas, Museo Astronómico de Córdoba, Argentina (2007); Blackmarket for Useful Knowledge and Non-Knowledge, 10th International Istanbul Biennial (2007); A for Alibi, Utrecht University Museum, Utrecht & De Appel, Amsterdam (2006–8).


'Amikejo' is an exhibition cycle of four exhibitions guest curated by Latitudes, taking place in January, April, June and September 2011 at the Laboratorio 987, MUSAC. A catalogue by Mousse Publishing companioning the exhibition series will be launched in 2012 following the conclusion of the cycle.

Follow us on #amikejo and on Latitudes' website.

Exhibition kindly supported by the Mondriaan Foundation, Amsterdam.




MUSAC
Avenida de los Reyes Leoneses, 24
24008 León, ES
Tue–Fri: 10–15 / 17–20h; Sat–Sun: 11–15/ 17–21h. Monday closed.


Latitudes 'out of office' photo album 2010–11 season

Following a tradition started in 2009 (see the 2010 post) we say goodbye to the 2010-11 season with an 'out of office' post with some unseen and 'behind the scenes' moments of the last 11 months. Happy holidays/felices vacaciones!

– Latitudes | www.lttds.org

 17 September 2010: Opening of 'Antes que todo' at the Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Móstoles (Madrid). Latitudes contributed artist entries to the exhibition catalogue (+ images)

20 September 2010: BCN-NYC. Ahead are 11 intense weeks of hard work as a partner organisation of 'The Last Newspaper' exhibition, for which Latitudes produced a weekly newspaper in a live situation from the New Museum galleries for 10 consecutive weeks. Weekly blogs and videos of each newspaper (now 'The Last Newspaper' exhibition catalogue): #1 The Last Post; #2 The Last Gazette; #3 The Last Register; #4 The Last Star-Ledger; #5 The Last Monitor; #6 The Last Observer; #7 The Last Evening Sun; #8 The Last Journal; #9 The Last Times; #10 The Last Express. (+ images)
 
25 September 2010: Studio visit with Ester Partegàs (+ images). Partegàs was the 'advertising department' in the 10 tabloid newspaper series edited by Latitudes for 'The Last Newspaper'.

early October: Final touches to 'The Last Newspaper' exhibition curated by Richard Flood and Benjamin Godsill. Show opened 6 October 2010. (+ installation images)

21 October 2010: Presentation of 'Vic Cambrils Barcelona...' project at the Midway Contemporary Art's library, Minneapolis. A selection of 50 self- and micro-published books and paper editions by Catalan artists, designers, curators... (+ images)
  22 October 2010: Yves Klein gala dinner at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.

13 November 2010: final checks of issue #7 'The Last Evening Sun' with the brilliant TLN part-time staffers Janine Armin and Greg Barton. (+ images of the exhibition)

18 November 2010: 'The Last...' graphic designers Chad Kloepfer and Joel Stillman discussing with New Museum's Daniel Thiem and Latitudes' the final bits & pieces of 'The Last Newspaper' catalogue.

24 November 2010: Issue #8 'The Last Journal' delivered! Won-der-ful cover by Fernando Bryce.

late November 2010: Checking the headlines of 'The Last Times' (#9) featuring Peter Piller, Robert Gober, Andrea Bowers, Angel Nevarez & Valerie Tevere amongst others.
 Late November: The board is almost filled with the weekly mini-posters with 'The Last...' headlines. Underneath pictures of the team that made TLN possible.

10 December 2010: This is how 10 weeks of full-time work look like when you pile them up.
  10 December 2010: Packaging the 10 newspapers + cover/index with New Museum's Daniel Thiem and the ever helpful Irina Chernyakova.

early January 2011: Delivery of our copies of 'The Last Newspaper' to our home, what-a-moment! (+ images)

19 January 2011: Installing with Christina Hemauer and Roman Keller their solo show at the Aarhus Art Building, Centre for Contemporary Art, Århus, Denmark. (+ images)

Roman & Christina installing 'End of Life - Contribution to the inefficiency of poetry' (2010). They know what they are doing!
 21 January 2011: Leaving our cozy temporary homes before the opening of the exhibition.

26 January 2011: The crates are here! First installation of 'Amikejo: Pennacchio/Argentato' at the Laboratorio 987, MUSAC. (+ images)

Placing one of Pennacchio Argentato's slabs with the installation crew.

Amikejo wonderful helpers Pilar and Maria from the Escuela de Arte Superior de Conservación y Restauración de Bienes Culturales, León. Gracias for being there!

Final touches... Filming a short interview with Pennacchio/Argentato at the Laboratorio 987, MUSAC. You can watch it here.
 21 February 2011: Delivery of Martí Anson's works in Meessen de Clercq, Brussels, for the exhibition 'Expositition International des Arts...' (+ images)

Unpacking Martí Anson's furniture, trying to make sense of their parts.

Unpacking bits and pieces of Sarah Ortmeyer's VITRINE MAURICE (2011).

Lunch break with Maria Loboda, Martí Anson and Max of Latitudes. Eating delicious baguettes from next door's deli.

Placing Maria Loboda's new pieces in the Wunderkammer.

Charlotte Moth's nine photographic prints before being installed.

23 February: Placing Martí Anson's furniture on the (finally dry) platform.

2 March 2011: Studio visit with Iratxe Jaio and Klaas van Gorkum in Rotterdam deciding the display of their forthcoming exhibition at the Laboratorio 987, MUSAC. Above: home-made maquette of the Laboratorio. (+ images)

2 March 2011: Klaas van Gorkum grandfather's lathe in action in the artists' studio (+ info)
 2 March 2011: Trying out different displays and selecting the objects made by Klaas van Gorkum's grandfather for the exhibition, would they all fit in the platform?

3 March 2011: Laying out each page of the forthcoming publication 'Lara Almarcegui. Projects 1995-2010' in the artist studio in Rotterdam.

5 April 2011: Installation day 1 of Iratxe Jaio & Klaas van Gorkum show at the Laboratorio 987.
Tricky part: placing the platform on the wooden legs manufactured by the artists using Jos van Gorkum's lathe.

Klaas discussing with über-fabulous 'Amikejo' coordinator Carlos Ordás, 'Amikejo' helpers Pilar and Maria and the technicians from Artefacto how to install the photographs on the wall.

8 April 2011: Press conference at the Laboratorio 987 (+ info)
 9–13 May 2011: Week-long seminar with A-Study participants discussing curatorial practices. Photo: Gerda Kochanska.
 20 May 2011: Studio visit with Lee Welch at Piet Zwart in Rotterdam, to discuss his ideas for the final Amikejo show (opening 24 September) at the Laboratorio 987 in collaboration with Fermín Jiménez Landa.

early June 2011: Navigating Venice by vaporetto... (photo tour Giardini, Arsenale and Eventi Collaterali)

early June: and navigating Venice by foot...
 
21 June 2011: Unwrapping Irene Kopelman's sculptures to be exhibited as part of Uqbar's exhibition, the third chapter of Amikejo at Laboratorio 987, MUSAC.

22 June 2011: Irene Kopelman and Mariana Castillo Deball unwrapping Mariana's sculptures.

23 June 2011: Installing Uqbar, stairs going up and down...

24 June 2011: Final piece to install. Mariana and Irene Kopelman giving 'left, right, up...' instructions to Artefacto crew member. (+ images)

25 June 2011: Uqbar presents their show to the press and museum staff.

29 June 2011: Third day of 'Campus'. Participants chat outside and look at the project vinyls placed on the façade. (+ images)

4–8 July 2011, week #1 with Libia Castro and Ólafur Ólafsson. Mapping participants to ideas, mapping ideas to participants.

4–8 July 2011, week #1 with Libia Castro and Ólafur Ólafsson. Ólafur and Antoine see the world in 3D.

11–15 July 2011, week #2 with Renata Lucas.

18–21 July 2011, week #3 with Peter Piller.

18–22 July 2011: Mariana invited by the Mondriaan visitors programme to tour Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Utrecht's galleries, museums, art centers and artist studios. Above poster campaign signed by 'Disgruntled Dutch Artists' posted in several institutions in relation to the HUGE change Dutch arts will suffer due to unprecedented cuts. (+ images)

25–29 July 2011, week #4 with Adrià Julià.

29 July 2011, 19.30h: Display of the projects and ideas-in-the-making developed during 'Campus'. After 5 weeks of group talks, video screenings, tutorials and production, a one-month exhibition opens at Espai Cultural Caja Madrid, the same space occupied by 'Campus' during the last five weeks.

All photos: Latitudes | www.lttds.org (except when noted in the photo caption).

CAMPUS: Semana #4, 25–29 Julio. Sesión de trabajo final con Adrià Julià e inauguración exposición (29 Julio, 19.30–21h)

Adrià Julià,Videostill, 'La Villa Basque, Vernon, California' 2005. Cortesía del artista.

Semana #4: 25–29 Julio
Sesión de trabajo con Adrià Julià
(Invitado semanal, miércoles 27 julio, Jennifer Doyle, Prof. Asociada, University California, Riverside)

Viernes 29 julio, 19.30–21h: Finissage 'Campus', Espai Cultural Caja Madrid, Plaça Catalunya 9 (esquina Rambla Catalunya) - Os esperamos!

Esta última semana se enfocará a la performatividad del discurso artístico y se trabajará sobre los distintos mecanismos de presentación y representación del propio trabajo y del ajeno. Los participantes trabajarán entorno a las estrategias narrativas que pasan por la inmediatez, la presencia, la delegación y la ausencia tanto individual como colectiva. Siendo ésta la última semana, Julià abordará las conclusiones de las experiencias acumuladas durante todas las sesiones de trabajo y los modos de presentación de las ideas y proyectos que se han desarrollado. 



Adrià Julià, Notes on the Missing Oh (2010). Installation, 9.84 ft. x 7.08 in. www.calfund.org

Adrià Julià (Barcelona, 1974) vive y trabaja en Los Angeles, donde se graduó en el California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles (2003). Julià estudia los comportamientos humanos desde conceptos como memoria, resistencia, desplazamiento, sobrevivencia o erosión, para reflexionar sobre la libertad y las relaciones personales. Entre sus exposiciones individuales destacan: ‘Indications for Another Place’, Museo Tamayo, Mexico DF (2010); ‘No Place Like Home’, Insa Art Space, Seoul, Korea (2009); ‘A Means of Passing the Time’, LAXART, Los Angeles (2007); ‘La Villa Basque’, Vernon, California’, Artists Space, Nueva York (2005). Ha participado en numerosas colectivas, entre las que se encuentran: ‘Antes que todo’, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Móstoles (2010); 7 Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre (2009); ‘The little shop on Hoxton Street’, Limoncello Gallery, Londres (2009); 9 Biennale de Lyon, Lyon (2007). En el 2011 Julià es investigador en la Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht.

El 29 de julio tendrá lugar el finissage de
'Campus' en el Espai Cultural Caja Madrid, con una presentación documental de los proyectos e ideas desarrollados durante entre el 27 junio y el 29 julio. Quince artistas nacidos en o después del 1980 seleccionados mediante convocatoria abierta, han participado en cuatro semanas de trabajo consecutivas dirigidas por los artistas Libia Castro (Madrid, 1969) & Ólafur Ólafsson (Reykjavik, 1973), Renata Lucas (Ribeirão Preto, 1971), Peter Piller (Fritzlar, 1968) y Adrià Julià (Barcelona, 1974).

Combinando modelos de escuela experimental y de residencia de artistas, 'Campus' es una escuela temporal, gratuita y sin créditos universitarios que tendrá lugar en el Espai Cultural Caja Madrid (Barcelona) entre el 27 Junio y el 28 Agosto 2011.

'
Campus' es un proyecto concebido y dirigido por Latitudes y producido por Obra Social Caja Madrid. 

 Síguenos en Twitter #campusespai

18–22 July, Mondriaan Foundation visitor programme guest. Photo tour of visits in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Utrecht



(Above) Poster campaign spread around Dutch art spaces by 'Disgruntled Dutch Artists. This one placed at the entrance to the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam. Read more about the funding cuts.

(1 Above) Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam show: 'Mounira Al Solh & Bassam Ramlawi. And drawings by Rene' Daniels'.

(3 below) Prix de Rome 2011 exhibition at SMART Project Space, Amsterdam.

(Above) Vincent Vulma's presentation.

(Above) Edward Clydesdale Thomson's work.

Above: work by Gwenneth Boelens.


(3 photos above) Erik van Lieshout's studio in southern Rotterdam.
(Below): Erik took us to see the Kiefhook Housing estate, designed by De Stijl's architect J.J.P. Oud in the 1930s.


(Above) Lawrence Weiner piece at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.

Visiting Casco (2 above) and BAK in Utrecht (1 below).



(2 above): 'Two versions of the imaginary' exhibition at Annet Gelink Gallery curated by Maria Barnas. With works by Carlos Amorales, John Baldessari, Becky Beasley, Leidy Churchman, Dina Danish, Ryan Gander, Sharon Houkema, Emre Hüner, Martin Kippenberger, David Maljkovic and Amalia Pica.

(5 images below): Kunstverein's wonderful bookstore 'Openings & Closings – The Richard Kostelanetz Bookstore'.

(5 Below): De Appel's group show 'Genius without Talent'. Participating artists include: Andrea Božić & Julia Willms, Cobra, Constant Dullaart, Jakup Ferri, Robert Filliou, Beatrice Gibson, Laura Garbstiene, Ane Hjort Guttu, Annabel Howland, Alan Kane, Tomasz Kowalski, Suzy Lake, Pantelis Makkas, Cyprian Muresan, Sylvia Sleigh, Praneet Soi, John Smith, Helene Sommer, Leon Spilliaert, Rogier Taminiau, Piotr Uklanski, Adriaan de Villiers, Nina Yuen.



viernes 29 julio, 19.30h: Finissage de 'Campus', Espai Cultural Caja Madrid, Barcelona

Poster 'Campus'.

El 29 de julio tendrá lugar un finissage en el Espai Cultural Caja Madrid, Barcelona, coincidiendo con la conclusión de la segunda fase de 'Campus' (27 junio–29 julio). La presentación recoge los proyectos e ideas desarrollados por los quince participantes durante el últimos mes.

Los artistas, seleccionados mediante convocatoria abierta, han participado en cuatro intensas semanas de trabajo dirigidas por los artistas Libia Castro y Ólafur Ólafsson (4–8 julio), Renata Lucas (11–15 julio), Peter Piller (18–22 julio) y Adrià Julià (25–29 julio) y han organizado este display final de sus proyectos, que se podrá visitar hasta el 28 agosto y que incluye trabajos e ideas colectivos e individuales, así como videos de los cuatro casos de estudio presentados en las dos conferencias del 28 y el 30 de junio sobre programas educación artística y videos documentando las cuatro semanas de trabajo durante 'Campus'.

Entre los proyectos presentados se incluyen:

Quim Packard (Reus, 1985) quien ha creado la Thompson Student Association (TSA), una asociación estudiantil de participación colectiva y abierta desde donde se han generado diferentes actividades paralelas al programa oficial de 'Campus'.

La instalación 'Ejercicio de ritmo' (2011) de Lola Lasurt (Barcelona, 1983), compuesta de una maqueta de cartón y plastilina y una película en super 8 (3'50''), explora el monumento dedicado al político y abogado Francesc Layret (1880–1920) situado en la Plaza Goya en Barcelona.

El proyecto 'Tierra Circular' (2011) de Mónica Zamudio (Bogotá, 1985) consiste en la creación de una sociedad secreta, la Societat Real Contemporànea del Sentit Profund, a partir de la cual se presentan imágenes simbólicas irreconocibles y una red relacional de significados entorno a la palabra 'seny' (cordura en Catalán).

Dada la abundancia de carteristas en Barcelona, Claudia Claremi (Madrid, 1986) ha decidido dejarse robar el bolso y poner una denuncia en la cual narra los hechos y la lista de los objetos sustraídos, dejando abierta la posibilidad de que la persona que coja o encuentre la cartera se ponga en contacto con ella o simplemente la ignore.

Finalmente, Ariadna Parreu (Reus, 1982), Jordi Ferreiro (Barcelona, 1982) y Daniel Silvo (Cádiz, 1982) presentarán su trabajo colaborativo "Poplitics" durante la inauguración, una conferencia–performance que propone la confrontación de la estética musical pop y el análisis de las letras de sus canciones con el discurso político.

El 29 julio también se presentará una publicación diseñada por FerranElotro Studio que recoge documentación de los artistas participantes así como pequeñas entrevistas con los tutores.

Poster conferencia 'Poplitics'. Cortesía: Jordi Ferreiro

Programa finissage:


19.45h: Proyección film super 8 "Ejercicio de ritmo" (2011, 3'50'') de Lola Lasurt (Sala exposiciones)
20.00h: Conferencia "Poplitics" (2011, 10') Ariadna Parreu, Jordi Ferreiro y Daniel Silvo (Auditorio primer piso)
20.30h: 'Hiperconferencia' (15') performance de Jordi Ferreiro alrededor de la idea del hipervínculo en la que el espectador se ve involucrado en una ficción participativa (Auditorio, primer piso).

Poster acción participativa 'Hiperconferencia'. Cortesía: Jordi Ferreiro

Catálogo-dossier de 'Campus' disponible via Issuu:




Espai Cultural Caja Madrid
Plaça Catalunya 9 (esquina Rambla Catalunya)
08002 Barcelona

Lun-Sáb 10–21h
Dom 10–14h

CAMPUS: Semana #3, 18–22 Julio. Sesión de trabajo con Peter Piller

From Pfeile (Arrows), Archiv Peter Piller 2000-2006. Pigment print on paper, 40 x 48 cm, ed. 6.
Courtesy the artist and ProjecteSD, Barcelona.

Semana 3: 18–22 Julio
Sesión de trabajo con Peter Piller
[Miércoles 20 Julio, invitado semanal: Francesc Ruiz, artista, Barcelona]

Peter Piller centrará su semana en el análisis de libros y catálogos de artista. Empezará mostrando su trabajo enfocándose particularmente en los 20 publicaciones que ha publicado hasta la fecha y sobre su propia experiencia acerca del proceso de edición – el contacto con el editor, la (auto)financiación, la impresión, etc. Mediante el análisis de unos 50 libros de artista – no la historia de libros de artista – los estudiantes entrarán en contacto con casos específicos de producción editorial y artística. Cada estudiante, en diálogo con Piller, irá elaborando una maqueta de lo que sería su propio libro de artista, teniendo en cuenta el formato que más se ajuste a su práctica artística.

Vista exposición de Peter Piller en Andrew Kreps, Nueva York, 2007. www.andrewkreps.com

Peter Piller (Fritzlar, 1968), vive entre Hamburgo y Leipzig. Desde el 2006 es profesor de fotografía en la Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Hamburgo. El trabajo de Piller se centra en la meticulosa labor de coleccionar, seleccionar y clasificar fotografías procedentes de archivos, periódicos locales e internet, retratando un microcosmos de situaciones cómicas, absurdas, prosaicas e incluso macabras. Ha expuesto individualmente en: ‘To Be Determined’, Andrew Kreps Gallery, Nueva York (2009); ‘Aesthetics and Boredom’, Kunsthaus Glarus, Switzerland (2007); ‘Swiss Landscapes’, ProjecteSD, Barcelona (2008); ‘In Löcher Blicken’, Kunstverein Salzburg, Salzburg (2007); ‘Peter Piller Archives’, Witte de With, Rotterdam, Holanda (2005). Su obra ha sido expuesta en exposiciones colectivas: ‘The Logic Of Association’, MOMA PS1, Nueva York (2010); ‘Anti-Photojournalism’, La Virreina Centre de l’Image, Barcelona (2010); ‘The order of Things’, Muhka, Amberes, Bélgica (2008) y ‘Unsolved cases’, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg (2007). www.peterpiller.de

Miércoles 20 Julio, 16-18h, invitado semanal: Francesc Ruiz, artista, Barcelona.

Dan Graham manga.

Ruiz presentará: 'Del Yaoi al Bara. La representación homoerótica en el manga contemporáneo japonés y sus subculturas.'

'Del Yaoi al Bara...' es una breve introducción a la complejidad que cubre las publicaciones de yaoi y bara, sus públicos y sus formas de distribución: círculos, fanzines autoeditados, librerías especializadas para chicas, sex shops gay, internet y eventos como el Comiket. También discutirá con los participantes la violación del copyright, la globalización y las posibles analogías que pueden encontrarse entre estas subculturas y algunas prácticas que se dan dentro del arte contemporáneo.

Francesc Ruiz (Barcelona, 1971). Artista plástico. Su trabajo, centrado desde finales de los años noventa en el dibujo, ha derivado en una práctica que utiliza el cómic como medio expandido. Aplicando ciertas estrategias provenientes de la tradición del arte conceptual y del situacionismo, crea instalaciones e intervenciones vinculadas a contextos específicos. Está interesado en la historia del cómic árabe y latinoamericana, el esperpento, el detournement y la deriva, Barcelona, la parodia porno, el pastiche y el comisariado experimental entre otras cosas. Entre sus últimas exposiciones individuales se encuentran Gasworks Yaoi (Gasworks, Londres, 2010), The Paper Trail, en el Contemporary Image Collective de El Cairo (2010) y Big Boom en el Centre d’Art La Panera (2008), actualmente prepara una intervención en el metro de San Sebastián dentro de la exposición 'Ficciones Urbanas', comisariada por Neus Miró en el Koldo Mitxelena.




Combinando modelos de escuela experimental y de residencia de artistas, 'Campus' es una escuela temporal, gratuita y sin créditos universitarios que tendrá lugar en el Espai Cultural Caja Madrid (Barcelona) entre el 27 Junio y el 28 Agosto 2011.

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CAMPUS: Semana #2, 11–15 Julio. Sesión de trabajo con Renata Lucas

Installation view, REDCAT, Los Angeles, courtesy the artist.
Photo: Scott Groller. http://www.redcat.org/exhibition/renata-lucas

Semana 2: 11–15 Julio
Sesión de trabajo con Renata Lucas
(13 Julio, 16-18h, invitado semanal: Luis Bisbe, artista, Barcelona)

Renata Lucas iniciará su semana con una pequeña introducción sobre su trabajo y seguidamente abrirá el debate para conocer el trabajo y los intereses de los estudiantes. Durante la semana el grupo hablará sobre el espacio expositivo y sus cercanías como creadores de realidades que pueden explorarse a través de una serie de
potenciales intervenciones, alteraciones o desplazamientos.

Renata Lucas, Cruzamento (Crossing), 2003. Plywood on asphalt.
Installation view at the intersection of the streets Praia do Flamengo and Dois de Dezembro. 18m x 18m. Photo: Beto Felicio

Renata Lucas (Ribeirão Preto, 1971) vive entre São Paulo y Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. Lucas manipula los espacios urbanos reflexionando sobre lo público y sobre cómo los espacios construidos determinan nuestras acciones, comportamientos o relaciones sociales. Entre sus exposiciones individuales descatan: ‘Falha’, REDCAT, Los Angeles (2007); ‘Atlas’, Galeria Millan Antonio, São Paulo (2006); ‘Gentileza’, Galeria A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro (2005). Ha participado en las colectivas: ‘Tiempo como materia’, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona (2009); 53 Biennale di Venezia, Venecia (2009); ‘Revolutions: Forms that turn’, Biennale of Sydney, Australia (2008); ‘The World as a Stage’, Tate Modern y ICA Boston (2007–8); y ‘Como Viver Junto’, 27 Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo (2006). En el 2010 obtuvo el Ernst Schering Foundation Art Award, premio que le permitió realizar una exposición individual en el KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, y entre abril y junio de este año ha tenido una residencia en Gasworks, Londres.



Combinando modelos de escuela experimental y de residencia de artistas, 'Campus' es una escuela temporal, gratuita y sin créditos universitarios que tendrá lugar en el Espai Cultural Caja Madrid (Barcelona) entre el 27 Junio y el 28 Agosto 2011.

'
Campus' es un proyecto concebido y dirigido por Latitudes y producido por Obra Social Caja Madrid.

Síguenos en Twitter #campusespai

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