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CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Móstoles

10.10.2018 – 27.1.2019

Inauguración 10.10 – 20h

 

 

Comisariado por: Beatriz Alonso y Carlos Fernández-Pello

 

 

Querer parecer noche es una exposición que acoge diferentes formas de producción artística en Madrid para imaginar con ellas una oscuridad. En lugar de un análisis objetivo, levantamos un telón de anacronías y desfases; en lugar de un retrato de escena, nos abandonamos a las intuiciones e intrigas de palacio. Un delirio parcial, excéntrico, fruto quizá de la pasión o del secreto de alcoba, nos sirve para especular sobre aquello que hace singular a una ciudad que escapa continuamente a la continuidad. Sin una genealogía o escuela fuerte, todo lo que traza una línea temporal o narrativa es aquí, amor, ilusión o coincidencia.

 

La exposición forma parte de las diferentes celebraciones del 10º aniversario del Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo y pone en relación la obra de 58 artistas, de las cuales 20 son de nueva producción, con un peso mayoritario de la escena local.

 

 

PARTICIPAN

 

Ana Laura Aláez, Elena Alonso, Beatriz Alonso, Lara Almarcegui, Helena Almeida, Tamara Arroyo, Elena Asins, Antonio Ballester Moreno, Nora Barón, David Bestué, Alexander Calder, Jacobo Castellano, Ignacio Castro Rey, Paloma Checa Gismero, Manel Clot, June Crespo, Javier Cruz, Julián Cruz, Ángela Cuadra, Diego Delas, José Díaz, Miren Doiz, Iñaki Domingo, Marta Echaves, Mario Espliego, Patricia Esquivias, Marta Fernández Calvo, Carlos Fernández-Pello, Aurora Fernández Polanco, Javier Fresneda, Nuria Fuster, Fernando Gandasegui, Fernando García, Paula García – Masedo, Marian Garrido, Cristina Garrido, Karlos Gil, Rubén Grilo, Hisae Ikenaga, María Jerez, Fermín Jiménez Landa, Kaoru Katayama, Dai K.S., Juan López, Rubén M. Riera, Maruja Mallo, Isabel Marcos, Chus Martínez, Mariano Mayer, Fran Meana, Antonio Menchen, Joan Miró, Fran MM Cabeza de Vaca, Momu & No Es, Guillermo Mora, Isabel de Naverán, Pablo Palazuelo, Kiko Pérez, Diego del Pozo, Gregorio Prieto, Alex Reynolds, Alfredo Rodríguez, Belén Rodríguez, Manuel Saiz, María Salgado, Fernando Sánchez Castillo, Víctor Santamarina, Manuel Segade, Leonor Serrano Rivas, Teresa Solar, Julia Spínola, Miguel Ángel Tornero, José Val del Omar, Luis Vassallo, Roberto Vidal y Belén Zahera.

 

 

PUBLICACIONES

 

La exposición estará acompañada por un libro en el que participan 20 autores, cuya fecha de publicación está prevista a finales de noviembre de 2018.

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Compositions. Flotation line

27.09.18 – 30.09.18

Industrial Akroll

27.9 / 28.9 / 29.9, 11 am-8 pm + 30.9, 11 am-3 pm

 

The former “Industrial Akroll” factory in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat started out as a house-workshop. In the 60’s of the 20th century it grew up to a 2.000 m2 surface dedicated to the production of small metallic pieces for footwear, such as buckles and other ornaments. The machines made such a noise that there was a system of codes with coloured lights to communicate inside the whole factory. Calera Studio is currently promoting a new project to transform the building to artistic and cultural uses and to dynamise the surroundings of Can Trinxet in Santa Eulalia and the Cultural District of L’Hospitalet de Llobregat.

 

With Flotation Line, Teresa Solar Abboud presents a sculptural set that evokes a marine landscape intervened by humanity. Through different elements inspired by marine flora and fauna, as well as objects and instruments that suggest man’s relationship with the sea, the artist offers us a “sculptural ecosystem” – as she defines it – with the desire to fictionally transform the exhibition space into an aquatic environment. In the installation we distinguish elements such as the ladder of a boat, the hand of a diver or a hoisted whale, as well as other objects and figures that are related to stories from classical mythology related to the marine environment. The work starts from a formal and conceptual investigation around the waterline understood as an unstable horizon that becomes a border, an axis that separates two realms and generates a distinction between everything that remains below and above the surface of the water. This floating line is represented in the space by a long arched blue tube that articulates the space horizontally and in relation to which the rest of the elements are arranged at different heights. Other smaller pieces, such as glazed ceramics, bronze eyes or an arched shape rubber bone, also form part of the set. Flotation Line is a Solar Abboud production that results from the curatorial commission Chus Martínez gave to the artist for her monographic exhibition at Der Tank (the exhibition space of the Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst FHNW, in Basel), which was inaugurated at the beginning of last summer. For her participation in BGW’s programme Compositions, the artist has adapted this sculptural set to the characteristics of this old factory space.

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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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Más allá de mis pies. Colección Artium

Sala de exposiciones del Ayuntamiento de Logroño

25.5 – 2.7.2018

 

Comisariada por Enrique Martínez Goikoetxea.

Artistas: Francisco Leiro, Javier Pérez, Jorge Oteiza, Ibón Aranberri, Ana Laura Alaez, Susana Solano, Alberto Peral, Asier Mendizabal, José Ramón Amondarain, Jaume Plensa, Jacobo Castellano, Carlos Schwartz, Bene Bergado, Erick Beltrán, Ulrich Vogl, Elena Asins, Santiago Serra, Sergio Prego, Shilpa Gupta, Alicia Mihai Gazcue, Txuspo Poyo, Txaro Arrázola, Juan Luis Moraza y  Manuel Sáiz.

 

La exposición se enmarca dentro del Programa SCULTOmuseo y propone un recorrido a través de 22 obras de la colección Artium, seleccionadas bajo el signo de la escultura. 

 

 

Lenguajes contemporáneos de la escultura en la Colección DKV

Capilla de la Beneficencia, Logroño

31.5 – 22.7.2018

 

Comisariada por Alicia Ventura

 

Artistas: Elena Aitzkoa, Mar Arza, Karmelo Bermejo, David Bestué, Pablo Capitán del Río, Jacobo Castellano, June Crespo, Miren Doiz, Ana Esteve Llorens, Manuel Franquelo, Marco Godoy, Ana H. del Amo, Daniel Jacoy, Ignacio Llamas, Sonia Navarro,  Ximo Ortega, Pamen Pereira, José Miguel Pereñíguez, Rodríguez-Méndez y Teresa Solar Abboud.

 

Esta muestra está enmarcada en el programa SCULTOeduca que organiza la Feria nacional de Escultura Contemporánea SCULTO.

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Expedition #1: To Find The Vegan Lion: March 9–24, Participants: Julieta Aranda; Claudia Comte; Francesca von Habsburg; Eduardo Navarro; Ingo Niermann; Markus Reymann; Albert Serra; Teresa Solar. Cameraman: Roman Bayarri

North Islands, New Zealand

Convening #1: To Find The Vegan Lion: September 28–29

Venice, Italy

 

Curated by Chus Martínez

I decided to name this three-year cycle on artistic intelligence, philosophy, science and nature the Spheric Ocean. The Ocean is spherical because it is not beside the earth nor below it, but all around it. Its form is not what our eyes see, or not only. Its reality cannot be separated nor told apart from anything else on the lived earth, and therefore it poses a demand on us: the need for a philosophy to help us exercise the Ocean. It is difficult to describe what we are aiming for. I would say we are aiming for a philosophy more than anything else. It would be wrong to think that when one says “Ocean,” one is naming a “subject.” One could be as radical as stating that to say “Ocean” is, today, to say “art.” Art without the burden of institutional life, without the ideological twists of cultural politics, art as a practice that belongs and should belong to the artists, art facing the urgency of socializing with all those that care about life. Or, in other words, to say “Ocean” is to replace the historical notion of the avant-garde with a code that is not determined by form and the invention of new gestures, but by an investigation of the substance of life, identifying this as the mission of art.

At first sight there are “things” that can only be described in positive terms, like the Ocean. It is beautiful how some experiences of nature—of the Ocean—remind us that to live means first and foremost to feel the world around us. But sensibility is not just a faculty, sensibility is much more than that: it is an organ that both senses ourselves and others, and our life is through and through a sensible life. So, being at sea, I cannot but think of the many ways we need to—we must—rehabilitate sensible existence from its marginalization at the hands of modern philosophy, art, and politics and that the only way to do so is to create the conditions for philosophy, art, and politics by defining the ontological status of experience, of organic and inorganic intelligence.

The Ocean is making me aware of its philosophical status. Being at sea is being in an atmosphere, and being in an atmosphere is a very powerful image of thought, one that immediately calls for a challenge of the distribution of disciplines in the human sciences and humanities. I imagine a philosophy of the Ocean, a philosophy of plants, a philosophy of animals, as part of a philosophy of life that will, then, be entangled with all the developments in the philosophy of consciousness. I know that many think action is first, but how can we act differently if we are unable to deeply think/sense differently? Logically speaking, no real difference can emerge from a doing that only perpetuates or corrects and reforms past doing. Also, how can doing be separated from Modernity’s stubborn pretension to see the human spirit as achieved only through the material production of objects and their exchange, that is, material culture? So, doing cannot survive without an Ocean of conditions for biological existence… I see all this water and feel a monstrous urge to reunite all thinkers and artists to meet here and start this new school of sensing intelligence.

And the next question arises: is the Ocean an art space? Or a future space within the arts? We will be addressing this paradoxical question at The Current Convening and Summer School we are organizing in Venice, in the last week of September.

–Chus Martínez

 

TBA21–Academy, founded by Francesca von Habsburg in 2011, and drawing on her experience as a producer of cross-disciplinary art installations and socially engaged cultural programming, leads artists, scientists, and thought-leaders on expeditions of collaborative discovery. TBA21A–Academy under the directorship of Markus Reymann is guided by its mission to foster a deeper understanding of the ocean through the lens of art and a belief in the power of exchange between disciplines to engender solutions for the ocean’s most pressing issues. Chus Martinez will envision three expeditions of The Current ’s second cycle. The Current is TBA21–Academy’s three-year field study programme for artists, cultural agents and scientists. Its aim is to value the crucial role artistic intelligence plays in understanding the radical reality of our climate, as well as to help us engage emotionally and cognitively with the ocean and all who inhabit it.

 

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Haus der Kunst, Munich

2.3 – 19.8.2018

Opening 1.3.2018 7pm

 

Geopolitical tensions as well as unsettling ecological, social, and economic developments are challenging the current world order. Faced with such growing uncertainty, trust in the pillars of our society is continually waning. Although it is certainly not the first time in history that the world appears to be a precarious place, there is a crucial and unprecedented difference which has fundamentally changed the way we perceive and cope with current conflicts: the world is now digitally mediated.

The artists in the exhibition Blind Faith share a growing doubt about this means of viewing the world. Consequently, they question the current conventional methods of measuring and evaluating our existence and respond by taking recourse to the human body and mind as a source of knowledge and a resonance chamber for political and social realities. Blind Faith: Between the Visceral and the Cognitive in Contemporary Art brings together 28 international artists who view the body not just as a metaphor, a site for examination or a source of information, but also as their material in the most literal sense. In the search of reality and truth in the world, sensual perception as well as alternative psychological states are investigated with a view to their potential for expanding consciousness. The informative value of body parts and organs is examined, and both the functionality and the vulnerability of the body are put on display. Adopting a wide range of media such as drawing, sculpture, video, installation, robotics, animation, sound and performance, the artists explore our understanding of the present. They probe the limits of language and knowledge production, reconsider models of historiography and fiction, and plunge into the origins of life itself. They suggest new systems of learning, establish alternative narratives, or show rituals in a new light. While the expression “blind faith” seems, at first glance, to address the methodological dangers associated with a pathology of the contemporary moment, the artistic visions in the exhibition demonstrate a new and critical, yet holistic means of seeing and understanding that encompasses both the physical and spiritual.

 

The exhibition catalog will be published in May 2018.

 

Participants include Ed Atkins, Kader Attia, Olga Balema, Melanie Bonajo with Théo Demans and Carolin Gießner, Mariechen Danz, Cécile B. Evans, Andrea Éva Győri, Benedikt Hipp, Nicholas Hlobo, Marguerite Humeau, KAYA (Kerstin Brätsch and Debo Eilers), Hanne Lippard, Wangechi Mutu, Otobong Nkanga, Jon Rafman, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, Mary Reid Kelley with Patrick Kelley, Lili Reynaud-Dewar, Raphael Sbrzesny, Jeremy Shaw, Teresa Solar Abboud, Jol Thomson, and David Zink Yi with Angie Keefer.

 

The exhibition is curated by Julienne Lorz, Daniel Milnes and Anna Schneider.

 

 

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Matadero Madrid

Inauguración 16.2.2018, 19h

Exposición 16.2 – 29.7.2018

 

 

Cabalga, cabalga, cabalga es una intervención site specific que ha realizado Teresa Solar Abboud (Madrid, 1985) para el programa Abierto x Obras, que tiene lugar en la antigua cámara frigorífica del que fue el matadero de Legazpi.

 

Solar presenta aquí una gran cabalgata de formas escultóricas similares, arcos continuos que varían en tamaño y simbología y que dejan entrever la geografía creativa de la artista. El significado de la instalación emerge no tanto de la individualidad de cada objeto como de su relación con el conjunto.

 

La artista reflexiona así acerca de la idea de tránsito y crecimiento, con una pieza que se sitúa entre la disposición morfológica razonada de los museos de anatomía y el almacén accidental y caótico de un parque de atracciones: “un paisaje vacilante que crece más como las ramificaciones caóticas de un arbusto que como las ramas definidas de un árbol genealógico”, según sus palabras.

 

El trabajo de Teresa Solar se materializa en obras audiovisuales y escultóricas, en las que los lenguajes de las dos disciplinas se conectan e interactúan. Muchos de los elementos que utiliza, como decorados y atrezzo para sus películas, funcionan posteriormente como esculturas y viceversa. Teresa Solar explora por tanto la doble naturaleza de estas formas, a través de la mirada parcial de la cámara y, posteriormente, con una nueva entidad en la sala.

 

Abierto x Obras, en Matadero Madrid, es un programa de intervenciones site specific que invita a artistas a realizar una pieza de nueva producción incentivando el carácter experimental de la creación contemporánea a través de planteamientos que exploran la relación entre el arte y el lugar que lo acoge, la antigua cámara frigorífica del Matadero.

 

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La Madraza Centro de Cultura Contemporánea UGR, Granada

22.11 – 18.12.2017

 

En ARCOmadrid 2017, en el mes de febrero, ya se presentó esta primera edición del Premio, así como las obras de los artistas escogidos, que ahora son exhibidas por primera vez después de la feria de arte contemporáneo.

 

Sólo se seleccionó a cinco artistas, que comenzaron a trabajar en sus obras inspirándose en la Alhambra. “Los artistas encuentran en recursos artesanales una nueva forma de lenguaje y lo vuelven contemporáneo”, ha señalado Alicia Ventura.

 

Más tarde, un jurado internacional de prestigio eligió la pieza ganadora, titulada Señas y sonidos del Palacio Rojo (leones/reyes/abencerrajes), de José Miguel Pereñíguez. Los visitantes podrán disfrutar de esta obra y de las otras cuatro escogidas: Lipogramas de Alegría y Piñero; Aljibe de Jacobo Castellano; Pétalo, hueso, aguja, huso de Miren Doiz; y Masa de infinita enormidad de Teresa Solar Abboud.

 

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ARCO Madrid. 21/02/2018 – 25/02/2018

 

CABELLO/CARCELLER
HERNÁNDEZ PIJUAN
LOLA LASURT
PEREJAUME
JAVIER PEÑAFIEL
FERNANDO PRATS
CAIO REISEWITZ
JULIÃO SARMENTO
JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA
TERESA SOLAR ABBOUD

 

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Skulpturenpark Köln, Cologne

October 2017 – June 2019

Opening 15 October, 2017

 

Under the exhibition title “La Fin de Babylone. Mich wundert, dass ich so fröhlich bin!” the curator Chus Martínez invites you to listen to the stories that the park has to tell.

The focus is on eight new works by artists Andrea Büttner, Claudia Comte, Jan Kiefer, Eduardo Navarro, Solange Pessoa, Lin May Saeed, Teresa Solar, and Pedro Wirz. The artworks are not magic, though they all share the idea that sensation is what fuels a new imagination of the world we are living in. They all animate the nonhuman – nature, metal, wood, stone, Earth – and bear witness to a common territory between us and animals, between plants and geological life.

 

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Alicia Kopf | Cabello/Carceller

Lola Lasurt | Perejaume

Teresa Solar Abboud | Fernando Prats

 

Exposición: 6-22 de septiembre, ma-vi 11-14h y 16-20h

 

Con motivo de la sexta edición de Artnou, Galeria Joan Prats presenta Confluències, una exposición que reúne obras de las artistas Alicia Kopf, Lola Lasurt y Teresa Solar Abboud, que establecen un diálogo con obras de otros artistas de la galería escogidos por ellas: Cabello/Carceller, Perejaume y Fernando Prats. Surge así una dinámica basada en el intercambio de miradas entre artistas de diferentes generaciones, que da lugar a conexiones y nuevas lecturas, a veces directas, otras veces inesperadas.

 

Alicia Kopf presenta la serie fotográfica Waterfall chasers (2015), que alude simbólicamente al deshielo como momento de descontrol de las emociones, a partir de representaciones de cascadas. La idea de la fluidez del agua vincula estas obras a una serie de dibujos de Cabello/Carceller titulados Autorretrato como fuente y Fuente (2005).

 

La obra de Lola Lasurt Preparation for Wit Boven Zwar (2016), formada por óleos sobre tela y disfraces, propone una reconstitución del Carnaval de Aalst de 1946 a partir de una película 16mm de la época. Con un acercamiento similar, Perejaume, en la serie de dibujos Ball de muntanyes (2007), asocia los bailes folclóricos a las montañas, usando, como es común en su práctica, referencias a la cultura catalana que remiten a preocupaciones universales.

 

Teresa Solar Abboud, con Doble Mordido (2013), indaga sobre las herramientas y procesos fotográficos que intervinieron en los experimentos de Harold Edgerton, cuestionando conceptos como la protección, la ocultación o la sobreexposición. De la misma manera, Fernando Prats, en Sismograma Chuquicamata (2008), usa técnicas parafotográficas, como el ahumado del papel, con el fin de fijar momentos o huellas de una acción en un paisaje.

 

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Kunstverein München e.V., Munich
4 February – 20 December 2017

 

From 4 February until 20 December 2017, Kunstverein München presents Theatre of Measurement – an ongoing group exhibition in (and out of) the Schaufenster am Hofgarten. The curators have invited Munich-based artist Jonas von Ostrowski to operate as the exhibition’s scenographer to accentuate the physical structure of the Schaufenster and to responsively frame and support a selection of objects by international artists. These will be presented at specific intervals throughout the year within the Schaufenster, but also within the Kunstverein’s Kino, its Foyer, or in other off-site locations and times.

 

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Vive y trabaja en Madrid

 

 

El trabajo de Teresa Solar gira en torno a prácticas heterogéneas que se materializan en obras audiovisuales y escultóricas, en las que los lenguajes de las dos disciplinas se conectan e interactúan.

 

Sus proyectos, estructurados alrededor de personajes o agentes catalizadores, se caracterizan por ser de larga duración y desarrollarse en diferentes fases y manifestaciones.  Dentro de esta constelación de personajes cabe destacar el trabajo con Lawrence de Arabia y con el fotógrafo Harold Edgerton, que le permiten hablar de ejes temáticos transversales en su obra, como  la figura del pionero y  del extranjero.

 

Sus trabajos escultóricos están estrechamente ligados a sus proyectos audiovisuales. Muchos de los elementos que utiliza, como decorados y atrezzo, para sus películas funcionan posteriormente como esculturas y viceversa. Teresa Solar explora la doble naturaleza de estos elementos, visitados a través de la mirada parcial de la cámara y que, posteriormente, cobran una nueva entidad en la sala.