Après Babel, traduire

MUCEM, Marsella

14.12.2016 – 20.03.2017

The After Babel, Translate exhibition is running at the Mucem from 14 December 2016 to 20 March 2017. Babel, a Hebrew word meaning ‘confusion’, is in reference to the Tower of Babel, the origin of language diversity, but is this diversity a curse or an opportunity? Answer: an opportunity, provided there is translation.

Translation is one of the great cultural and social challenges of our globalised world. To translate is to prefer the costly and sometimes tricky task of tackling differences between languages, cultures and world views to compare and reconcile them over accepting fast, basic communication in more or less artificial languages (‘global English’ or Globish today).


Art en trànsit. Col.lecció del Centre d’Art La Panera

Centre d´Art Contemporani La Sala, Vilanova i la Geltrú

18.11.2016 – 08.01.2017




«Art in transit» brings together a selection of works from the Centre d’Art la Panera collection: a public collection started by the Lleida Town Council in 1997 after the first Leandre Cristòfol Art Biennial. This contest aims to provide a two-yearly analysis of the situation of Catalan and Spanish contemporary art while also making other acquisitions?, allowing us to follow the many paths that contemporary visual arts have taken from the beginning of the 1990s to the present day.



Lo Pati Centre d´art Terres de l´Ebre, Amposta

10.12.2016 – 19.30h


Wonders de Carles Congost (Olot, 1970) va ser la proposta guanyadora de la 2a edició del Premi de Videocreació impulsat per LOOP Barcelona, la Xarxa de Centres d’Arts Visuals de Catalunya (XAV) i l’Arts Santa Mònica. Estrenada el maig d’este any inaugurant la 14a edició del Festival LOOP Barcelona, Wonders qüestiona el model cultural, social i econòmic del món de la cultura de masses utilitzant recursos propers al biopic musical i la performance per analitzar la figura del “one-hit wonder”, probablement una de les més simptomàtiques del paradigma neoliberal que ha impregnat totes i cadascuna de les esferes del món global les darreres tres dècades.



Gelatina dura, Historias escamoteadas de los 80

MACBA, Barcelona

04.11.2016 – 19.03.2017

On 22 August 1979, the editorial in the newspaper El Pais entitled ‘Reform, break up and symbols’ reflected on the years following the dictatorship and the ‘peaceful and gradual’ transition to a parliamentary monarchy led by ‘politicians and professionals from the previous regime, who had acquired their skills and capabilities by being pragmatic and serving a power that had systematically denied, in theory and in practice, the rights and freedoms of constitutional democracy’. We have paid a high ‘moral and monetary’ price for this process, since the institutional framework on which it was built can still be felt today, and it is still difficult, not to say annoying in some circles, to reclaim the right to the historic memory or to talk about the problems and the cost to the country of this transition.



Netwerk. Center for contemporary art, Aalst

24.09 – 11.12.2016

Surprise is an exhibition in which the power of imagination is central. In astonishing ways, the Netwerk building is transformed into an adventurous art circuit with much to see and do. 
Thanks to its theme, Surprise is particularly attractive for young visitors of Netwerk, although the exhibition caters just as much to an adult audience. So one may expect much more than a typical group exhibition. Experience an adventure both physical and psychological.


EPCC Ecole Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Le Mans

17.11 – 16.12.2016



En 2016, après d’importantes expositions en Allemagne et en Grande Bretagne (Sprengel Museum à Hannovre, Camden Art Center à Londres et Baltic Center for Contemporary Art de Newcastle), Hannah Collins présente son œuvre photographique à l’École supérieure des beaux-arts TALM – Le Mans.


L’œuvre de l’artiste photographe et réalisatrice anglaise, Hannah Collins, est apparue sur la scène artistique internationale au milieu des années 80. Ses œuvres se présentent la plupart du temps comme de larges panoramiques d’espaces vides, de paysages naturels ou urbains. Intéressée par l’architecture, cette dernière occupe une place prépondérante dans son travail et cristallise l’un des sujets de prédilection de l’artiste : explorer les relations entre intérieur et extérieur, entre histoire personnelle et environnement socio-culturel.