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Centro Internacional das Artes José de Guimarães (CIAJG), Guimarães, Portugal

29.6 -7.10.2018

 

Leopard in a Cage (leopardo numa jaula) propõe, do ponto de vista curatorial, o desafio de recuperar um conjunto de projetos que nunca antes haviam sido mostrados ou mesmo realizados, que são apresentados em diálogo com trabalhos novos, especificamente concebidos e produzidos para esta exposição.

O título da exposição cita um projeto de 1975, “Um Leopardo na SNBA”, que visto a esta distância temporal, condensa muitos dos traços distintivos da obra do artista. O projeto, que nunca viria a realizar-se, e que é agora apresentado enquanto tal, estabelece, simultaneamente, o tema animal, referencial nestes e nos anos seguintes do trabalho de Julião Sarmento, o tema do desejo, uma estética do rigor e da contenção, um trabalho com as coordenadas invisíveis do tempo e do espaço, o campo de interpretação deixada ao espetador.

Talvez aquilo que sobressaia da imensa diversidade de projetos e de meios nesta exposição seja a forma como o artista parece reclamar para o processo criativo uma liberdade radical e inalienável, uma insaciável curiosidade por tudo aquilo que o rodeia, apropriando-se de objetos de uso comum (um simples, efémero e pequeno bilhete de elétrico que é transposto, em aumento de escala, para tapeçaria), citando obras de outros artistas (Carl Andre) ou criando dois conjuntos de pinturas aparentemente monocromáticas, respetivamente com todos os tons de brancos e pretos encontrados no atelier.

A exposição é assim um desconcertante palimpsesto em que tudo parece ser dito duas vezes, em modo de repetição, mas em que nada é exatamente o mesmo, em que nada é igual. Neste regime de alteridade, cabe ao espetador a aliciante tarefa de nomear (distinguir) aquilo que vê ou de imaginar (construir) aquilo que ouve, ampliando, através da experiência estética, a perceção ou o conhecimento do real.

 

 

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Espacio Odeón, Bogotá

23.6 – 10.8.2018

 

Bernardo Ortiz y Erick Beltrán

Curadora: Alejandra Sarria

 

 

En Tipología del espejo, Erick Beltrán y Bernardo Ortiz presentan una serie de estructuras, imágenes, textos y diagramas que se construyen en conjunción con el edificio del Espacio Odeón. La relación entre todas estas formas plantea diferentes lecturas posibles sobre lo que se presenta como realidad o por lo menos como imagen de una realidad. En esa medida el proyecto se plantea como la manifestación de un doble, del reflejo que permite ver un universo dentro de otro. O del espacio que se pliega sobre sí mismo y así crea un nuevo espacio, una suerte de repetición o desdoblamiento que genera una nueva realidad.

 

 

INAUGURACIÓN Y MARATÓN

Sábado 23 de junio

Como una de las piezas centrales de la exposición, los artistas realizarán una charla-performance que ocurrirá durante la inauguración y durará 8 horas.

 

ACTIVIDAD DE LA EXPOSICIÓN

Taller de oráculos – 14 de julio

 

En el marco de la exposición los artistas Bernardo Ortiz y Erick Beltrán realizarán un recorrido narrativo por la exposición  que culminará en este taller de oráculos, en el que tanto los invitados como los participantes entrarán a hacer parte de un juego de azar y adivinación que es a la vez un proceso de predicción del futuro y un mecanismo de traducción de la realidad presente.

 

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The Mastaba (Project for London, Hyde Park, Serpentine Lake), 2016-18

Serpentine Lake, London

18.6 – 23.9.2018

 

Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Barrels and The Mastaba 1958–2018

Serpentine Gallery, London

19.6 – 9.9.2018

 

 

Christo has created a temporary sculpture in Hyde Park, London. This is Christo’s first major public, outdoor work in the UK. The temporary sculpture coincides with an exhibition at the Serpentine Galleries of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s work, which includes sculptures, drawings, collages and photographs spanning more than 60 years. The sculpture and the exhibition both draw on Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s history of using barrels to create works of art.

 

Since the late 1960s, Christo has sought a suitable site for a floating Mastaba. The temporary sculpture in Hyde Park consists of 7,506 horizontally stacked barrels on a floating platform in the Serpentine Lake. It is 20 meters high x 30 meters wide (at the 60° slanted walls) x 40 meters  long. The standard 55 gallon barrels, 59 x 88 cm, have been specifically fabricated and painted for this sculpture. The sides of the barrels, visible on the top and on the two slanted walls of the sculpture, are painted red and white. The ends of the barrels, visible on the two vertical walls, are different hues of red, blue, and mauve.

 

The sculpture’s floating platform is being made of high-density polyethylene cubes anchored to the lakebed with weighted anchors. A primary steel scaffolding frame was constructed on top of the platform and the barrels are attached to a scaffold sub structure. The total weight is 600 metric tons. The footprint of the sculpture takes up approximately 1% of the total surface area of the lake.

 

As with all of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s projects,The London Mastaba, Serpentine Lake, Hyde Park, 2016-18 is being funded entirely through the sale of Christo’s original works of art. No public money is used for Christo’s projects and he does not accept sponsorship.

 

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Villa Merkel, Galerien der Stadt, Esslingen am Neckar

24.6 – 19.8.2018

Opening: Sunday, June 24th, 11 am

 

 

Pauline Bastard pursues interdisciplinary approaches, works with time-based media and creates works in the form of long-term projects and their transformations into crossover installations. Her solo exhibition on the imposing ground floor of the Villa Merkel will focus on the latest projects of the artist.

 

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Museo di Geologia G. G. Gemmellaro, Palermo

15.06 -30.09.2018

Opening: 14.06.2018 18-24h

 

 

 

The exhibition, curated by Lorenzo Bruni, reflects on the prerogatives that could today express the concept of the “ideal” landscape from both a nature and intercultural interaction perspective.

The purpose of the project is to consider landscapes as territories to share in experiencing its discovery, as well as in the reinstatement of the concept of community. The artists invited to intervene in the Geological Museum, thus entering into a dialogue with the collection and its particular museum display, are Maurizio Nannucci, Antoni Muntadas and Marinus Boezem, internationally renowned artists that have been active since the 1960s and among the first to explore the dialogue between nature, culture and language, as well as three mid-career as Salvatore Arancio, Domenico Mangano & Marieke van Rooy and Paolo Parisi. These artists of Sicilian origin that long ago chose to live and work off the island analyse memory and their comeback in Sicilia to create site specific works. The journey and the dynamics of dialogue are adopted and evoked by the artists to create the various reflections connected to the theme of the discourse between the id, our surroundings, the sense of belonging and the manner of conveying know-how in the digital age. To underline the need for increasing awareness about both the physical and mental context within which the observer interacts with the global and intangible reality of information, three additional artists were invited – Stefania Galegati Shines, David Medalla and Gianni Melotti – to create specific projects tied to communicating the overall project and to suggest an innovative perspective of the role of the museum in this era of instant digital archives.

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Der Tank – Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst FHNW, Basel / Münchenstein

13.6 – 1.7.2018

Opening reception on 12.6, 7 pm

 

Curated by Chus Martínez

Curatorial Assistance: Simon Würsten

 

How many horizons are there? Imagine the surface of all the seas, oceans, rivers, and lakes of this world as a single horizon. The water line marks the boundary between everything that is above and all that lives below. In addition, water compels us to attain a balance, a lasting relationship between our bodies and all the materials we float on. In der TANK, Spanish artist Teresa Solar presents a new group of sculptures featuring animals, images, mythologies, and other elements that share a relationship with water and the sea. How does immersion alter our way of seeing? How does water — or the ether of an art space transformed into fictional water — challenge weight and volume, and colour and position? The work is conceived as a total environment that fills the entire exhibition space.

 

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Kunstverein Braunschweig

2.6 – 19.8.2018

Opening and summer party: 1.6.2018, 7 pm

 

The group exhibition DOING THINGS WITH WORDS presents, explores and questions current trends in language- and performance-based art works. The invited artists share a particular interest in embodied speech that is inseparably tied to the movements of the performer and visitor. Against the background of the much quoted speech act theory „How to Do Things with Words“ by J. L. Austin, published in 1962, the works in the show approach various themes relating to how words and the world affect each other: how what is said ends up forming society and its structures, in turn, influencing the ways that it is described? Where do we locate the boundary between theatrical and performative speech acts and their promise of authenticity? Which strategies do artists deploy when language reaches its limits as a commonplace medium of understanding? What can be heard in the margins of what is said and how might an idea that lies beyond the utterable be presented? Influences from spoken word poetry are as evident as sculptural encounters with various forms of communication. The exhibition will be accompanied by a performance program.

 

Artists: Feiko Beckers, Mike Bourscheid, Colonial Neighbours, Christian Falsnaes, Lina Hermsdorf, Hassan Khan, Hanne Lippard, Teresa Solar, Adrian Williams

 

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