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Gran Sur, 2011

Sala Alcalá 31, Madrid

25.02 – 26.07.2020

 

La Sala Alcalá 31 presenta la exposición “Gran Sur: arte contemporáneo chileno en la Colección Engel”, una importante selección de una de las mayores colecciones privadas de Latinoamérica, la colección de Claudio Engel.

 

Comisariada por Christian Viveros-Fauné, “Gran Sur”, presenta por primera vez en España una muestra tan importante de obras de artistas chilenos de finales del siglo XX y principios del XXI. La exposición no solo representa la más exhaustiva introducción al arte chileno que se ha producido en las últimas décadas, sino que también articula una visión distinta de la extraordinaria creatividad exhibida por varias generaciones de artistas chilenos tanto dentro como fuera del país.

 

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Erick Beltrán Captots - BCN gallery Weekend

Itinerant performance

10 – 13 Oct 2019

 

Barcelona Gallery Weekend

COMPOSICIONS

Comisariado por / curated by

Juan Canela

 

10, 11, 12 Oct: 12-14h (Eixample, Pl. Universitat, Pl. Catalunya) – 17-20h (Ciutat Vella, Parc de la Ciutadella)

13 Oct: 11-14h (Eixample, Pl. Universitat, Pl. Catalunya)

 

visitas guiadas:

10 oct: 12-14h Hotel Sir Victor – Passatge Mercader.

11 oct : 12h Bolsa de Barcelona Passeig de Gràcia 19

12 oct: 17h30 Edifici UB, plaça Universitat

13 oct: 12h Bolsa de Barcelona Passeig de Gràcia 19

 

ESP

En 1507 el barbero Joerg Schan condensa la tradición del personaje de “ninguno” o “nadie” en un panfleto repartido en las calles de Estrasburgo que decía: “Nadie es mi nombre, soporto la culpa de Todos”. Este personaje aparece como sobrenombre del responsable de los trastos rotos y herramientas perdidas en la casa, del tonto del pueblo, o del vendedor de mercachifles y trucos. Pero también de aquel que no se muerde la lengua para hacer críticas, de quien se enfrenta a un poder que ve transitorio o de quien ve el alma de las cosas.

Erick Beltrán recupera estas dos figuras – ninguno y alguno – para crear un cabezudo que distribuye un periódico con distintos análisis sobre la especulación en la ciudad de Barcelona, cuyas páginas recogen un ensayo visual sobre cómo este tipo de prácticas especulativas definen el territorio, los objetos, los sujetos, o las pertenencias. Los personajes recorren distintas zonas de la ciudad repartiendo los periódicos e interactuando con turistas y residentes.

 

ENG

In 1507 the barber Joerg Schan condensed the tradition of the character of “none” or “no one” in a pamphlet distributed in the streets of Strasbourg that said: “No one is my name, I bear everyone’s guilt”. This character appears as the nickname of the person responsible for the broken things and tools lost in the house, of the fool, or of the peddler who sells trinkets and tricks. But also of the one who does not bite his tongue to make criticisms, of the one who faces a power that sees transitory or of the one who perceives the soul of things.

Erick Beltrán recovers these two figures – none and some – to create a bigheaded character that distributes a newspaper with different analyses of speculation in the city of Barcelona, whose pages include a visual essay on how this type of speculative practice defines territory, objects, subjects or belongings. The characters travel through different areas of the city distributing newspapers and interacting with tourists and residents.

 

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CAMPO CDAN

15.05-13-10.2019

CDAN (Huesca, ES)

 

El CDAN (Centro de Arte y Naturaleza) de Huesca dedica su temporada de verano 2019 a la temática del campo.

Un ecosistema es una comunidad biogeográfica cuyos factores físicos se caracterizan por un tipo de vegetación y fauna predominante. Esta descripción podría ser aplicada a un campo, un paisaje natural externo a una población, pero podría también ser utilizada para definir un paisaje cultural como es un estadio de fútbol. Es decir, una superficie verde, codificada y regulada que establece un espacio reservado y protegido de vegetación que se caracteriza por un césped artificial y una especie humana. Si los campos de fútbol se han convertido en una unidad de medida que, a menudo, han reemplazado a las unidades de superficie a la hora de comparar grandes extensiones de terreno; a nivel simbólico, los estadios se han transformado en microcosmos en donde los aspectos colectivos, nacionales e identitarios de este rito de masas reflejan los valores políticos, económicos y culturales de la comunidad humana contemporánea.

 

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Fernando Prats

Centre d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona – Fabra i Coats

12.04 – 30.06.2019

 

10 anys – Creadors EN RESIDÈNCIA als instituts de Barcelona

 

EXPOSICIÓ
12.04 – 30.06.19

Des del 2009, Creadors EN RESiDÈNCiA als instituts de Barcelona proposa un espai de treball compartit entre artistes, alumnes i docents de centres públics d’educació secundària. Al llarg de tot un curs, i dins l’horari lectiu, creadors i creadores de disciplines i generacions molt diverses desenvolupen un projecte artístic juntament amb un grup de joves, des de la ideació fins a la presentació. Comparteixen la creació.

La creació és cerca, recerca, experimentació, assaig, tempteig; obertura a perspectives inusitades; possibilitat d’interrogar-se sobre el que creiem evident; constant diàleg; moviment que impulsa a aprendre, proposar, assajar, arriscar, comprometre’s.

 

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ARCO 2017 Galeria Joan Prats

La galería Joan Prats participa en ARCO 2017 con los artistas Erick Beltrán, Fernando Bryce, Victoria Civera, Hernández Pijuan, Perejaume, Juan Uslé, Julião Sarmento, José Maria Sicilia, Teresa Solar Abboud.

 

 

STAND 9C09 – ARCO 2017

 

Fechas:
del 22 al 26 de febrero de 2017

Visita profesional:
miércoles 22 | de 12.00 a 20.00 horas

Jueves 23:  de 12.00 a 20.00 horas
Inauguración oficial: de 10.00 a 12.00h.

Abierto al público:
viernes  24, sábado 25 y domingo 26 : de 12.00 a 20.00 horas

Lugar:
pabellones 7 y 9 de Feria de Madrid

 

Esborradis, exhibition from Jordi Alraraz

 

Lunes 23 | Enero – Domingo 11 | Junio, 2017

Fundació Vila Casas, Can Framis. Barcelona

Jordi Alcaraz (Calella, 1963) es un creador en el intersticio que separa la poesía visual y la proyección conceptual, con una propuesta de aproximación metafórica al objeto. Alcaraz experimenta con materiales frágiles presos de un cierto lirismo –el agua, el vidrio, el espejo, el libro– para trabajar relaciones de tensión entre la materia y tejer un discurso en torno al volumen, el lenguaje y el tiempo. Su obra, que trasciende el límite entre disciplinas, es un alegato a favor de la obra inacabada y el arte como ficción.

 

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El doble no existe, 2016

 

There is always a suspicion behind all our actions and wills. Someone is watching us all the time from ourselves. The one who does not rest while we sleep, who looks out on the slip and reflexes, who judges us constantly, who takes us as hostages in altered states. Who is this other one?

 

The double is the most trenchant critique to the self-proclaimed integrity of the ego. It causes conflicts and discussions in fields ranging from the philosophical to the social. Is the double a projection of the ego or an entity with its own agenda? Who rules the subject? Is it a neural effect or a symbolic construction? Why this double never disappears? Is it a mythological question? Dichotomy or multiplicity?

 

The project by Erick Beltran, to be displayed in two spaces, Galeria Joan Prats and Joan Prats Warehouse, brings together works and research carried out between 2014 and 2016, as a visual essay or “Bilder Atlas” (iconic atlas), a dialogue that emulates the one established between conscious and unconscious.

 

Erick Beltrán (Mexico City, 1974) lives and works in Barcelona. He has participated in international exhibitions such as Bienal de São Paulo (2014 and 2008), Of Bridges and Borders, Valparaíso, Chile (2013), Tapei Biennial (2012), Biennale de Lyon (2011), Manifesta 8, Murcia (2010) and Trienal de Puerto Rico (2009 and 2004). Among his recent solo exhibitions stand The Fallen Tree, Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco (2015), Atlas Eidolon, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City (2014), Piezas de juego, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna; The Witgenstein Archives/Gallery Volt, Bergen, Norway (2013), La part abyssale, Centre d’art Contemporain La Synagogue, Delme, France (2012), The World Explained, Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam (2012), Modelling Standard, FormContent, London (2010), Tolv/Zeigarnik effect, Malmö Konsthall, Sweden (2009), Ergo Sum, Museo Experimental El Eco, Mexico City (2006), Punch – Drunk, SMAK, Ghent, Belgium (2005). He has exhibited in national and international art centers such as New Museum, New York; CCA Watis, San Francisco; MALBA and Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires; Castello di Rivoli, Turin; WUK Kunsthalle Exhergasse, Vienna; Bildmuseet, Umeå, Sweden; Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; MACBA, Barcelona; Fundació Tàpies, Barcelona; MUSAC, León; cGac, Santiago de Compostela.

The Trip, 2009-2010

Palos, Cuba, 1964

Lives and works in Los Angeles

 

 

Enrique Martínez Celaya works with painting, developing it from the perspective of scientific thought, philosophical, poetic and intellectual.

 

His work brings a permanent concern about experience and representation to light. It is an answer to the surrounding world, especially to nature, the environment of being, and his own perception through ideas that appear over and over again: the child, the sea, the trees, the mountains, the animals, the birds.

 

Enrique Martínez Celaya’s works exposes the possibilities and limits of representation at the same time. His paintings are a poetic way to explore notions such as confidence, symbolism, displacement, fragmentation, integrity, time, memory and identity.

Firing Squad Wall, 2012

Rosario, Argentina, 1963

Lives and works in New York

 

 

Fabian Marcaccio is one of the pioneers of digital painting. Attempting to redefine the pictorial genre, his work extends the temporal and spatial parameters, and tracks the integration of the hand-made and the machine-made.

 

In the nineties, he worked with composition and digital printing and, later on 3D printing, to create pictorial works that he calls Paintants, a neologism from painting and mutant. Marcaccio considers painting as a constellation of changing content, sometimes rendered as panels, sometimes as 3D configurations, sometimes as animations, and sometimes on an environmental scale.

Biblioteca Arus, 2016. Lola Lasurt

Barcelona, 1983

Lives and works in Barcelona

 

Lola Lasurt’s artistic activity focuses on painting and video and many times also on collaborative processes that confer a universal projection, to her works of a more personal character.

 

The project about the ‘des-time’ can be understood as the analysis and the questioning of a time period, previous to hers. This is one of the main axis of her work, that frequently uses as a starting point elements from the material and aesthetic culture, that reveal behavioral patterns and ideological parameters of a determined era.  

 

Her pieces revolve around the themes of the memory and the oblivion, the nostalgia and the amnesiac need. Lola Lasurt is interested in the historical individual time and its relationship with the guidelines of the hegemonic culture and the construction of collective symbols.

Vegetal animal, 2018-2020

Seville, 1934

Lives and works in Madrid

 

 

Luis Gordillo started his career during the fifties when he travelled to Paris and got acquainted with the European art of the time, in particular with artists such as Wols, Dubuffet, Michaux and Fautrier. In his first works the influence of surrealism and Tàpies can be appreciated to which an early seventies Pop art associated iconography would be incorporated in later years.

 

Gordillo becomes one of the permanently renovating painters of the pictorial language and one of the artists that during the early seventies reincorporate figuration. It’s likewise in that moment, when he starts to work with photographic images, that this, in some way or another, is introduced in the process of creation in his paintings.

 

Both ideas, that of the process and the continuous construction as resource of accumulation, are elements that are permanently present in his work.

Ensimismamiento

Port de Sagunt, Valencia, 1955

Lives and works between New York and Saro (Cantabria)

 

 

Victoria Civera’s career began in the seventies, working mainly photomontage. Over the next decade she focused on painting, abstract at first, but then introduced figurativism. In the middle of this decade Victoria Civera moves to New York and integrates photography and sculpture to her practice. Her creations undergo a transformation, making them more introspective.

 

Because of the iconography of her work, focused on the feminine universe, and because of her oneiric content, Victoria Civera has achieved a personal language, full of nuances. She moves in between large-scale pieces, in which she uses industrial materials, and suggested and poetic understatement pieces, often incorporating ordinary household objects.

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Helena Cabello (Paris, 1963) and Ana Carceller (Madrid, 1964)

Live and work in Madrid

 

 

Cabello/Carceller’s work is set in a territory from which they question, reflect and/or fracture the roles or stereotypes associated to gender. They understand identity as something built in conflict or in consonance with a social, cultural, political and economic environment. They point at an `I´ that is always found according to the `others´, this idea vertebrates their production.

 

In their works the patterns, which are linked in a static way to either masculine or feminine roles, are revised. In this way, images are subverted in their works along with behavioral codes and attitudes, associated to that which is commonly considered as masculine or feminine.

 

The rereading that Cabello/Carceller’s work forms in the mentioned models, position the spectator facing multiple prejudice, assumed values and contradictions that manage to effectively destabilize a univocal vision of reality.

Alfons Borrell

Barcelona, 1931 – Sabadell, 2020

 

 

Alfons Borrell is one of the most prominent representatives of lyrical abstraction in Catalonia.

 

After attending the studio of Anglada Camarasa and the School of Fine Arts of Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Alfons Borrell began his artistic career in the fifties, within figuration at first. His work evolved into abstract expressionism and, already in the sixties, to the gestural painting.

 

In the mid-seventies he developed the style of its own, detached of any label, characterized by a sober chromatism that  is consciously disassociated from the material informality. In his painting, the color is imposed on the form, from a language that waives any reference, craving and seeking restraint and rigor.

alcaraz

Calella, Barcelona, 1963

Lives and works in Calella, Barcelona

 

Jordi Alcaraz’s work is a reflection on volume, artistic language and time through a lyrical handling of materials. An abstraction that is the result of the battle against limitations of format and conventions.

 

His work is based on the classical tradition of painting and sculpture and alters the meaning of the foundations of a real and recognizable object, to new genesis of meaning and continent.

 

Jordi Alcaraz transgresses surfaces and materials, gives unlikely uses to his pieces and redefines the logic of frames and methacrylate, of stones and plasters, of mirrors and woods, of shadows and metals; changing perceptions and conventional treatments.

 

He has done different bibliophile editions such as “El Viatge a Tokushima”, with text by Joaquim Sala-Sanahuja, or “Diorames”, together with Joan Brossa, Alfons Borrell, Perejaume and Jordi Rosés.

Game / Rite (on G.A.), 2009

Mexico City, 1974

Lives and works in Barcelona

 

 

Erick Beltrán analyzes and reflects on the edition concept and the discourse constructions. He investigates the power that the different graphic means exert in their distribution of information, as well as explicit treatment on different conducts and values.

 

He works with diverse formats as the multiple or the book; he experiments and investigates the link between public art and the diverse graphic languages.

 

The archive, the museum and the library are tools and natural means in their investigation process. A process in which the edition concept focuses all the work, understanding it as the mechanism with which communication through images that create political, economical and cultural discourses in contemporary societies are defined, evaluated, classified and reproduced.

Muntadas Look, See, Perceive

Barcelona, 1942

Lives and works between Barcelona, New York and Venice.

 

 

Antoni Muntadas’s work has developed from its beginning –early seventies– a constant criticism towards the languages and messages of the media as clear instruments of power.

 

Since the first moment he used the video as useful tool to dissect and make the mechanisms of communications visible, referring to television and the designated `media landscape´. This genuine study and treatment turned him into an early pioneer in the audiovisual artistic field.

 

Likewise, Muntadas has analyzed and questioned the relationships that are established between the public and the private through his video works, photographs and multimedia installations; it’s from the early nineties that he incorporates internet to this list.

 

Also, since the 90s, he initiates new kinds of long-term. In each of these projects a principal concept is developed, which extends through different stages and contexts.

El motiu, 1994

Sant Pol de Mar, 1957

Lives and works in Sant Pol de Mar

 

 

Perejaume started to exhibit his work during the late seventies and since then he has been developing it in parallel, either in visual disciplines or in literary extension.

 

The landscape is a recurring subject analyzed and explored in his work, retaking and reevaluating the presence it has had most of all, in its literary and visual production. Through this approach, his relationship with the landscape is examined from diverse points of view none of which are exempt of irony. Points of view that are shaped through painting, sculpture, photography, installations, video or the intervention on the natural environment itself.

 

For Perejaume, man is part of the landscape, he isn’t an outsider to it and he is yet another agent in its conformation and evolution, as if the geologic time would have been accelerated.

locucionmerkelbachelet

Zaragoza, 1964

Lives and works in Barcelona

 

 

Javier Peñafiel’s work, drawings, videos, texts and sculptures make up a linguistic system parallel to a reality to which he is unconnected.

 

All through his career, Javier Peñafiel has built up a universe inhabited by characters; by sentences that work autonomously, such as phrases that have the duty to bother the quiet and routine based use of the language by the spectator; or videos where diverse elements are combined in the shape of tableaux, sharing a space but keeping at the same time their identity separate.

 

The works of Javier Peñafiel show the necessity and the difficulty in direct communication. His works investigate the double identity – as obstacle and as a bridge- that the language represents in such communication.

Gran Sur, 2011. Fernando Prats

Santiago de Chile, 1967

Lives and works in Barcelona

 

 

In his work Fernando Prats “paints” or, we’d rather say, recreates nature; he deals with registering tracks, making the invisible visible, giving voice and image to what was present but kept unnoticed.

 

Using seismographs, traces, photographs, videos… he registers the beat of different realities on smoked supports, from the flight of birds to the wild jet of a geyser, the deep coal of mines or the powerful waves that break against the cliff. Thus, Fernando Prats holds an unorthodox relationship with painting, both for the choice of his instruments and for the intervention of chance.

 

His work is formalized in actions which himself registers, that show the creative processes intrinsic to his work. Fernando Prats paintings are time-objects, as they condense in their finished form a story, the one of its creation, whose times often have nothing to do with the ones of the artist, but with the natural rhythms.

Laguna veneziana, 1987

Barcelona, 1922-2009

 

 

Besides his long pictorial career which has boosted him internationally, Albert Ràfols Casamada has another creative side as a literary poet. It is of no surprise that his multidisciplinary character attracts him to teaching and pedagogy in the world of fine Art.

 

In his painting, modernity’s fragile equilibrium has been developed and maintained: his work, of classical origin, incorporates at the same time the legacy of the avant-gardes.

 

During the early seventies he abandoned figuration to work in the field of abstract painting that would take him, during the eighties and nineties, to develop a more lyrical abstraction. This process would lead to what is his most recognized stage in his artistic career.

 

On the other hand, Ràfols Casamada has had a fundamental role in the renewal of the arts teaching in Spain being the founding member of the Eina School in Barcelona in 1967.

Broken Alice, 2014

Lisbon, 1948

Lives and works in Estoril, Portugal

 

 

From the early seventies, Julião Sarmento has explored the possibilities of painting, photography, sculpture, installation and video. There is a process of suggestive hiding in his works that situates the spectator not only as an observer but also as a participant of his narrative.

 

The woman is a recurring motive in his works and from it he elaborates concepts linked to sexuality, desire or seduction. The relationships he evokes, on latent tension, violence, obsession or mystery, are obtained from a meticulous dynamic between the participating agents in the physical space, in the case of installations, or in the edition, in case of films and videos. The resulting works unleash all the detached intrigue of the images in constant suspense and tension.

Light on light, 2019

Madrid, 1954

Lives and works in Madrid

 

 

José María Sicilia was one of the most significant representatives of Spanish painting in the eighties who identified himself with the young generation of artists that at the beginning of that decade, took up the practice of a `material´ perspective in painting

 

From 1985, Sicilia initiates a new series of works on the subject of flowers, by which he is specially recognized in Spain. This new thematic development would take him deeper in an investigation focused in the analysis of the shape, the construction of space and the structure of light.

 

In the abstract painting that this artist has developed lately, the use of wax acquires a main role for its possibilities of dialogue with light and the creation of spaces in the pictorial surface.