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ARCO E-xhibitions

ARCO E-xhibitions. 

 

 

THE YEAR SLIPS ON THE CALENDAR

 

 

ERICK BELTRÁN, CABELLO/CARCELLER, VICTORIA CIVERA, CARLES CONGOST, LUIS GORDILLO, ENRIQUE MARTÍNEZ CELAYA, MUNTADAS, JAVIER PEÑAFIEL, PEREJAUME, JULIÃO SARMENTO, TERESA SOLAR, JUAN USLÉ

 

Tras un año 2020 en el que creímos posible una transformación radical de nuestras vidas, debido a un evento mundial e imprevisible como fue la pandemia, este 2021 sentimos que todo vuelve a empezar y, pese a todo lo que aprendimos, en el fondo, deseamos volver a lo anterior.

 

En la primavera del año pasado, nos atrevimos a pedirles a los y las artistas de la galería que participasen en una exposición que pudimos presentar en verano, con trabajos realizados durante el confinamiento. La realización de estas obras supuso, en algunos casos, una vía de escape, en otros, una herramienta para continuar trabajando pese a las dificultades y, a la vez, permitieron al público introducirse en la intimidad de los estudios y de las cabezas de sus creadores.

 

El resultado de la petición fue una serie de obras muy diversas, algunas de las cuales ahora volvemos a presentar para poder contemplarlas con una nueva mirada, que nos permite entender el pasado y proyectarnos hacia el futuro.

 

 

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martínez celaya

Hosted by The Brooklyn Rail, Friday, January 29, 1pm ET / 10am PT.

 

Artist and writer Enrique Martínez Celaya joins art critic and author Eleanor Heartney for a conversation. We’ll conclude with a poetry reading from David St. John.

 

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Enrique Martínez Celaya

 

Enrique Martínez Celaya is an artist, author, and former scientist whose work has been exhibited and collected by major institutions around the world, and he is the author of books and papers in art, poetry, philosophy, and physics. His work is held in over 50 public collections internationally, among them the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Moderna Museet in Stockholm. He has created projects and exhibitions for the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C., and the Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig, among many others, as well as for institutions customarily outside of the art world, including the Berliner Philharmonie, the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York, and the Dorotheenstadt Cemetery in Berlin.

 

Martínez Celaya is the first person to hold the position of Provost Professor of Humanities and Arts at the University of Southern California. He is also the first Visual Arts Fellow of The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, a Fellow of The Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities, the first Visual Arts Fellow of the Robinson Jeffers Tor House Foundation, and a Montgomery Fellow at Dartmouth College, where he is also a Roth Distinguished Visiting Scholar. He received his degrees from Cornell University, the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of California, Santa Barbara in physics and art.

 

 

Eleanor Heartney

 

Eleanor Heartney is well known as a curator and critic, a long-time contributing editor of Art in America and the author of numerous books, including Art & Today, Postmodernism, and After the Revolution: Women Who Transformed Contemporary Art.

 

madoz_sin-titulo-manos-exposures

exposure:the fact of experiencing something or being affected by it because of being in a particular situation or place (Cambridge Dictionary)

 

Exposures is a series of online exhibitions that aims to reflect on topics related to the current context, and around the general idea of ‘The body and the other’.

 

Exposures #03The hands

 

The third proposal revolves around the hand, the part of the human body most linked to the artistic creation along with the eyes and which at the same time helps us to communicate and relate, just like the word.

 

It brings together works by Erick Beltrán, Cabello/Carceller, Victoria Civera, Hannah Collins, Enzo Cucchi, Chema Madoz, Enrique Martínez Celaya, Muntadas, Perejaume, Marcel Rubio Juliana and Julião Sarmento.

 

Our hands are taking an unusual role in the last months due to their role in the transmission of viruses. Touching things, touching our faces, touching other hands has become dangerous, hands are now forced to cover themselves with gloves, to wash constantly, not to touch, not even to say hello.

 

But we have seen how its presence has been a constant in many artistic works, from prehistoric art to the present day, due to its formal and symbolic variety.

 

The non-verbal language of gestures reveals the relationship between hand and mind. In the works we show, the hand gestures express different moods, feelings, attitudes or emotions from fear or sorrow to sensuality or complicity. Sometimes, as happens for example in Julião Sarmento’s works, its representation alludes to the totality of the human body.

 

Hand gestures also refer to social conventions, thus becoming a representation of the human condition in close relationship with culture and expression. As evidenced in some of Muntadas‘ works, this rhetorical figure can define ambition, agreement, imposition, authority or power.

 

This exhibition will be on view until September 30th.

 

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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.