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'Nice to Meet You – Erick Beltrán. Some Fundamental Postulates' by Max Andrews on Mousse Magazine #31

In the current Mousse Magazine #31 (November 2011) you can read the interview 'Nice to Meet You – Erick Beltrán. Some Fundamental Postulates' where Max Andrews converses with the Mexican-born Barcelona-based artist, about the artist's attempt to create the terms of a dictionary of multiplicity. Their conversation ends:
"In 1997 I was asked to define my work in ten lines, and I realised that was impossible. So I said to myself, okay, let’s just make it one word! So that word was ‘edition’ and from there everything expanded and exploded as I realised my work was about the question of how you select things – what is a choice? And that is a really difficult question."

MACBA y Fundación Han Nefkens anuncian premio de arte contemporáneo

Bartomeu Marí (izq) y Han Nefkens (dcha) presentan a los medios el Premio Fundación Han Nefkens MACBA de arte contemporáneo.

Bartomeu Marí (Director, MACBA) y Han Nefkens (escritor, coleccionista y fundador de la Fundació Han Nefkens) han anunciado esta mañana la instauración del Premio Fundación Han Nefkens MACBA de arte contemporáneo, "dirigido a artistas no consagrados pero con una trayectoria prometedora" de países no occidentales, "sin restricciones de edad, nacionalidad o género". El premio tiene "el objetivo de consolidar Barcelona como capital del arte contemporáneo", una ciudad que, como ha dicho Nefkens "tiene arroz negro, el Liceu, cielos azules en enero y calles como Joaquín Costa que son un poco como mi vida, de todas partes del mundo". Nefkens ha añadido que le apasiona descubrir artistas, hacer de enlace entre el público y el artista y entre los mismos artistas, como si fuese una Celestina.

El primer premio se anunciará el próximo 28 Noviembre del 2012, coincidiendo con el 17º aniversario del MACBA. El premio, de carácter bienal, está dotado con 50.000 euros (20.000 euros en concepto de honorarios y 30.000 euros destinados a producción). El proyecto resultante se presentará en algun espacio de la ciudad condal ("extra muros de el MACBA", según palabras de Marí), dependiendo de las características del proyecto y se producirá en colaboración con MACBA/Fundación Han Nefkens. El ganador dispondrá de un año para desarrollar el proyecto, que se presentará a lo largo del 2013.

La selección de artistas se realizará exclusivamente a través de las propuestas presentadas por diez 'scouts' (profesionales del mundo del arte residentes en los cinco continentes), cada uno de los cuales propondrá a tres artistas de su zona geográfica a los cinco miembros del jurado. Éstos seleccionarán 5 finalistas de entre las 30 candidaturas presentadas. El jurado de la primera edición está compuesto por Iwona Blazwick (Directora Whitechapel, Londres), Adriano Pedrosa (Comisario independiente, escritor y editor, São Paulo), Christine Tohmé (Fundadora de Askal Alwan, Asociación Libanesa de Artes Plásticas, Beirut), Han Nefkens y Bartomeu Marí (los tres primeros se renovarán en cada edición). 


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Latitudes invited to curate the presentation of Dutch institutions in ARCOmadrid 2012


The Netherlands is the guest 'Focus' country of ARCOmadrid 2012, 15–19 February 2012. Within this context, Latitudes has been invited to curate the representation of Dutch art institutions. Hosted within a specially-commissioned structure in Hall 10, 'The Dutch Assembly'/ 'Asamblea de los Países Bajos' will consist of the accumulation of hourly talks, readings, statements, performances and screenings from approximately thirty art spaces, research initiatives and individuals which will form a series of documented 'depositions' and analyses of cultural practice and policy from the Dutch perspective, as well as reflections of the artistic links between Spain and the Netherlands.

Follow #NLAssembly on Twitter for updates!

ARCOmadrid 2012
15–19 February 2012
Halls 8 and 10 Feria de Madrid 

Photo: Latitudes, 2010 | www.lttds.org

Erick Beltrán and Jorge Satorre's 'Modelling Standard' evolving project and forthcoming interview with the artists for 'Atlántica' magazine

Invitation card to the exhibition at Galeria Joan Prats.


Opening: 17 November 2011, 19.30h (the artist will do a talk at 20h)

Exhibition organised by: Jorge Satorre and Erick Beltrán

With works by: Christoph Keller, Raphaël Zarka, Paloma Polo, Bernardo Ortiz,
Efrén Álvarez, Meris Angioletti, Jose Antonio Vega Macotela, Vilayanur Ramachandran,
Jorge Aviña and Florian Göttke.

The presentation at Galeria Joan Prats is the third iteration of the project which began in September 2010 at FormContent, London and continued in March 2011 at Casa Vecina, México DF. 

"Modelling Standard takes as a point of departure the radical historiographic turn introduced by Carlo Ginzburg in the 1970s who focused on localised, popular and disregarded micro-histories rather than universal, over-arching versions. The title Modelling Standard references the scientific concept of the Standard Model used in physics to explain the almost invisible interactions occurring between subatomic particles.

Erick Beltrán and Jorge Satorre use both micro-historical methods and the metaphor borrowed from physics to create connections between small, insignificant hints and traces. These are taken from their heterogeneous references to build seemingly unlikely connections between literary references, personal experiences, historical data, trivia and scientific facts through the construction of a diagram. The result is a series of caricatures and texts through which the artists will construct a detective plot where Sigmund Freud, Carlo Ginzburg, Giovanni Morelli, Aby Warburg, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Joe Orton are the protagonists." (taken from FormContent's press release)

In Casa Vecina, Modelling Standard expanded with the inclusion of a comic also with drawings by illustrator and project collaborator Jorge Aviña, which will also be presented in Galeria Joan Prats alongside, as the artists have stated, the "input from a number of artists, illustrators and guest researchers, whose personal research work adds new links to the chain that stretches and lengthens ... like the devil's drool".

Installation process of the exhibition. Photo taken the day we began the interview for 'Atlántica' magazine.

In relation to 'Modelling Standard' Latitudes is currently working on an interview with Satorre and Beltrán for the Spanish magazine 'Atlántica' (to be published in February 2012), where there will be an opportunity to read more about their thread of ideas for this project as well as the process of their collaborative work – the latter being one of the focus of Latitudes' interests developed in exhibition projects such as 'Amikejo' (four exhibitions at MUSAC, León, 2011) or 'The Garden of Forking Paths' (Maisterravalbuena, Madrid, 2009). More news to follow...

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Galeria Joan Prats
Rambla de Catalunya, 54
08007 Barcelona, Spain

NoguerasBlanchard announces "Curatorial Open Call 2012" – deadline 31 December 2011

View of the gallery space. Courtesy NoguerasBlanchard.

NoguerasBlanchard 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.

Application criteria

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.

Application procedures

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:
 
  1. Proposed curatorial fee / expenses derived from curators attendance to requested events
  2. Return transports and insurance
  3. Eventual production of new works
  4. Eventual architectural adaptation of gallery space (see map below)
Application deadline: December 31, 2011
 
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.



Map of NoguerasBlanchard
NoguerasBlanchard
c/ Xuclà 7
08001 Barcelona · Spain
www.noguerasblanchard.com

Newsletter #38: November/noviembre 2011


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

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

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'Exposition Internationale des Art Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes & des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne', Meessen De Clercq, Brussels, Belgium, 25 February–16 April 2011. With the participation of Kasper Akhøj (1976, Copenhagen, Denmark. Lives in New York, US); Martí Anson (1967, Mataró, Spain. Lives there); Maria Loboda (1979, Kraków, Poland. Lives in London, UK); Charlotte Moth (1975, Carshalton, UK. Lives in Paris, France); Sarah Ortmeyer (1980, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Lives there). See photos of the exhibition.



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