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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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JORDI ALCARAZ, PAULINE BASTARD, ERICK BELTRÁN, ALFONS BORRELL, CABELLO/CARCELLER, CABRITA, VICTORIA CIVERA, HANNAH COLLINS, CARLES CONGOST, LUIS GORDILLO, ANNIKA KAHRS, LOLA LASURT, FABIAN MARCACCIO, ENRIQUE MARTÍNEZ CELAYA, MUNTADAS, JAVIER PEÑAFIEL, PEREJAUME, PABLO DEL POZO, FERNANDO PRATS, CAIO REISEWITZ, MARCEL RUBIO JULIANA, JULIÃO SARMENTO, JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA, TERESA SOLAR, JUAN USLÉ 

 

 

“Escric amb rius i turons / sobre el paper de les planes”    Perejaume*

 

Spring has been marked by a radical transformation of our ways of moving, relating and exchanging. Suddenly everything has changed. Our perception of everyday things and also of the most relevant things has been questioned. What seemed essential to us becomes not essential. We have realized the precariousness of life, we have known the importance of solidarity, of family, of our loved ones, of our environment. Nature and the environment have also taken a leading role that they did not have before.

 

Facing this, we have dared to ask the artists of the gallery to participate in this exhibition that we now present, with works which they have carried out during this time of social isolation. They are diverse answers to the same question, they have in common the use of paper as a medium, common for some –like Victoria Civera or Perejaume– and unprecedented for others –like Hannah Collins or Annika Kahrs–.

 

The making of these works has been able to become an escape route, a tool to continue working despite the difficulties and, at the same time, they allow the spectator to enter the intimacy of the studios and the heads of their creators. They are, in most cases, works made at home, with house’s tools, testimonies of a unique and, we hope, unrepeatable moment.

 

‘Think about the size of the universe, then brush your teeth and go to bed’ takes the title of a work by the artist Annika Kahrs. Starting with humor, it invites us to reflect on the balance between micro and macro levels and on the search for meaning and identity within the unfathomable universe of which we are a part, reflections that become fundamental in the current context.

 

The result of this exhibition has been a series of diverse works. In some cases, we see that the themes that worried the artists, before the pandemic, have maintained their leading role or, even in others, they show fragments of their work process and are linked to future projects.

 

In other cases, we find proposals that speak directly of the current moment: reflections on personal relationships, the political situation, messages from the media or vulnerable groups such as children and the elderly.

 

Finally, we would also find a third group of works that focus on observing the closest environment and nature.

 

 

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* “I write with rivers and hills / on the paper of the plains” Perejaume

Galeria Joan Prats

ARCO Madrid

 

26/02/2020 – 01/03/2020

 

Booth 9C09

 

LUIS GORDILLO . CHEMA MADOZ . MUNTADAS . FERNANDO PRATS . JULIAO SARMENTO . JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA . PEREJAUME . ALICIA KOPF . TERESA SOLAR . JUAN USLÉ . PABLO DEL POZO . VICTORIA CIVERA . HERNÁNDEZ PIJUAN

 

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Arco 2019

ARCOmadrid 

27/02/2019 – 03/03/2019

Booth 9C09

 

AÏDA ANDRÉS RODRIGÁLVAREZ, PEDRO CABRITA REIS, VICTORIA CIVERA, HANNAH COLLINS, HERNÁNDEZ PIJUAN, FABIAN MARCACCIO, MUNTADAS, PEREJAUME, PABLO DEL POZO, CAIO REISEWITZ, JULIÃO SARMENTO, JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA, TERESA SOLAR, JUAN USLÉ

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CAIO REISEWITZ Meeting with the artist and book signing, Altamira

Thursday, February 28, in our booth at ARCOmadrid 2019

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Bombas Gens Centre d’Art, València

14.3.2018 – 20.1.2019

 

ARTISTES: Bernd and Hilla Becher, Helen Levitt, Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank, David Goldblatt, Luigi Ghirri, Victoria Civera, Elger Esser, Xavier Ribas, Muntadas, Francesca Woodman i Matt Mullican entre altres

COMISSARIAT: Nuria Enguita i Vicente Todolí

 

Aquesta exposició és la segona presentació pública de la col·lecció Per Amor a l’Art. En esta ocasió, hi ha els treballs de nombrosos artistes procedents de diferents països i èpoques per a plantejar un acostament a la construcció social de l’espai, a les formes en què representem, reproduïm, coneixem o habitem els llocs.

 

La mostra fa al·lusió a la possibilitat de fer visibles les relacions i els intercanvis que reprodueixen l’espai físic i social de manera quotidiana, així com el trànsit permanent del que és subjectiu al que és col·lectiu.

 

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Centro de Arte Alcobendas,  Alcobendas

28.11.2017 –  3.2.2018

 

Every Day. Ni la palabra ni el silencio es una exposición concebida por Victoria Civera específicamente para el Centro de Arte de Alcobendas. Planteada como una sinuosa travesía entre sus obras, en la muestra, un conjunto de instalaciones recientes dialogarán con piezas emblemáticas de toda su trayectoria. La exposición puede considerarse una suerte de retrospectiva sintética por rescatar lo esencial de su práctica, y detenerse en trabajos que permiten abordar cuatro décadas de trayectoria desplegada en todas las disciplinas: pintura, escultura, instalación, fotografía, vídeo y dibujo.

 

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La artista valenciana Victoria Civera se ha alzado con el XXVIII Premio Tomás Francisco Prieto de Medallística, que concede anualmente la Casa de la Moneda en reconocimiento a una trayectoria profesional.

 

Civera diseñará una moneda que será acuñada por la Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre-Real Casa de la Moneda y también presentará el año que viene una exposición en el centro.

 

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Juan Uslé

MNCARS Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid

27.09 – 27.11.2017 // 20.12.2017 – 05.03.2018

 

Esta propuesta expositiva, desplegada en dos muestras, presenta una amplia selección de las obras que forman parte del depósito temporal que en 2014 realizó la galerista Soledad Lorenzo al Museo Reina Sofía.

Punto de encuentro, la primera de ellas, aborda los conceptos de espacio y geometría desde diversas ópticas. Cuestiones personales, la segunda muestra, se centra en la recuperación del lenguaje figurativo, a través de un conjunto de obras de artistas españoles y extranjeros. 

 

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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.