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Perejaume, surar. FIAC

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En el marc de FIAC, Cinéphémère es presenta un vídeo de Perejaume, programa comissariat per Carolina Ciuti.

 

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En el marco de FIAC, Cinéphémère se presenta un video de Perejaume, programa comisariado por Carolina

 

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In the framework of FIAC, Cinéphémère presents a video of Perejaume, a program curated by Carolina Ciuti.

 

 

Perejaume

Surar, 2009, 9 min 50

 

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fuzzy dark spot hamburg

Sammlung Falckenberg

Deichtorhallen Hamburg

13.04 – 03.11.2019

 

Exhibition with :

Vito Acconci, Gabor Altorjay, John Bock, Claus Böhmler, Öyvind Fahlström, Harun Farocki, Jeanne Faust, Lee Friedlander, Gintersdorfer/Klaßen, Rosanna Graf, Britta Gröne/Peter Piller, Romeo Grünfelder, Christian Jankowski, Volko Kamensky, Naho Kawabe, Mike Kelley, Jon Kessler, Nina Könnemann, Till Krause, Vlado Kristl, Lene Markusen, Paul McCarthy, Aurelia Mihai, Ernst Mitzka, Vanessa Nica Mueller, Karina Nimmerfall, Wolfgang Oelze, Tony Oursler, Nam June Paik, Stefan Panhans Rotraut Pape/Raskin, reproducts, Rainer Korsen/Gerd Roscher, Oliver Ross, Gerhard Rühm, Swen Erik Scheuerling, Corinna Schnitt, Paul Spengemann, Hans Stützer, Mike Mandel/Larry Sultan, Inga Svala Thorsdottir, Helena Wittmann, Steffen Zillig

 

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OCAT

OCAT, Shanghai

8.10 – 3.12.2017

 

OCAT Shanghai is proud to present Muntadas Video Works, a survey of Antoni Muntadas’ works in medium of video which aims to show in China the contribution of this multidisciplinary artist, considered at international level as one of the most relevant figures in conceptual art and research art practices.

 

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ACVic Centre d’Arts Contemporànies, Vic

14.09 – 18.10.2017

 

A WONDERS Carles Congost construeix un híbrid entre el biopic musical, el documental, la ficció poètica i la reflexió assagística. Ho fa a partir del grup Musical Youth, un grup de reggae format per cinc nens, que va tenir un gran i únic èxit amb la seva cançó Pass the dutchie (1982). Tenint com a rerefons el concepte one-hit wonder, la serena i fascinadora presència de dos dels membres del grup, Dennis Seaton i Michael Grant, intercalen anècdotes personals amb lectures i interpretacions de textos d’Eloy Fernàndez Porta. En cap moment s’apel·la a l’enyorança amarga de l’èxit efímer, ja que la pantalla s’omple amb nous conceptes i relats traçats des la reflexió madura. En aquest projecte s’hi canalitza una combinació entre habituals interessos temàtics, com són la música, la cultura pop o els subgèneres, presents en la seva trajectòria, i tractats amb sensibilitat vers la quotidianitat i els elements comuns de la condició humana.

 

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carles-congost

Fundación BBVA, Sala Multiverso, Madrid

08.09 – 08.10.2017

Inauguración 7 de septiembre 20:00 h previa invitación

 

‘The Wolf Motives’, de Carles Congost, propone una reflexión sobre la falsa libertad inducida por las dinámicas consumistas en un formato que combina el género documental sobre temas de naturaleza con el lenguaje publicitario más incisivo.

 

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Muntadas

Museu Can Framis, Fundació Vila Casas, Barcelona

18.05 – 01.06.2017

 

Antoni Muntadas (Barcelona, 1942) presenta el projecte “Pamplona-Grazalema” al Museu Can Framis dins la programació de LOOP Barcelona.

Es tracta d’una proposta en forma de llibre i instal·lació videogràfica, realitzada en col·laboració amb l’antropòleg Ginés Serrán Pagán, que confronta dues festes taurines espanyoles: els Sanfermines a Pamplona i la Fiesta del Toro de la Virgen del Carmen a Grazalema (Cadis) posant de manifest el canvi gradual d’aquestes festes de tradició popular a espectacle de turisme de masses.

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Muntadas Loop

Friday 26 May 2017, 11:15 —12.:30

Loop, Barcelona

 

In the words of Niels van Tomme

What have we learned from Muntadas? After having had the honour to experience a body of work that has grown expansively throughout a more than four decades long career devoted to detecting and decoding the mechanisms of control and power through which hegemonic ways of perception are constructed, what is it that makes us return time and time again to the politically apt works of Muntadas?

There is an old-age idiom that goes “seeing is believing”, but if there is one thing to be absorbed from Muntadas’ insightful practice, it is the fact that seeing can never be straightforwardly aligned with believing. For Muntadas the media-saturated ways in which we experience the world are always already ideologically, politically and socially coded. In order to see properly we need a proper “translation”, a moment that allows the passive stance of seeing to transform into the more active act of knowing, which is the becoming aware of the very mechanisms of mediation itself. These are the tools Muntadas’ multidimensional media practice provides. “Warning: Perception Requires Involvement” goes the artist’s well-known 1999 slogan, thereby highlighting the multifaceted relationships between seeing, transcribing, perceiving and knowing, which are key to understanding his work. We cannot think the world without acting within, and becoming actively part of that world. And so Muntadas’ practice, besides offering a constructive way in which to perceive the media fabric around us, primarily makes us involved and active participants within the reality that surrounds us.

Muntadas’ early video works shift impressively from merely documentation of ‘actions’ towards a more complex investigation of the medium’s intrinsic political and ideological framings. Even though the work often looks scientifically detached, the emphasis lies not in following the protocols of documentary media production, but on forging new ways of seeing. It is a seeing that makes us aware of the intricate ways in which media filter and reshape the events we watch, or, conversely, how we are shaped by the manifold mediations that persistently take place right before our eyes. Once you see this, there is no way to unsee it.

 

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Wonders Carles Congost

Espai Born, Casal Solleric, Palma de Mallorca

04.05 – 20.08.2017

 

Carles Congost (Girona, 1970) reflexiona sobre las repercusiones personales y emocionales y, especialmente, sobre qué es el éxito y qué hay detrás de él en Wonders. Una instalación que se inaugura hoy en el espacio Born Casal Solleric y que podrá visitarse hasta el próximo 20 de agosto.

“Vivimos una cultura del éxito donde el fracaso no tiene cabida, donde detrás de esta historia hay un capitalismo voraz que coincide con las implantaciones de las teorías neo-liberales de Margaret Thatcher”, señaló ayer Carles Congost en Cort.

Wonders es una propuesta videográfica que utiliza recursos cercanos al biopic musical y la performance para analizar la figura del one-hit wonder. La instalación, apuntó su creador, “habla sobre este fenómeno, sobre aquellos artistas que han tenido éxito por un solo hit o un solo álbum y que, en ocasiones, de forma voluntaria o no, pasan al olvido”.

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Muntadas

Arts Santa Mònica, Barcelona

02-28.05.2017

 

Formular una lectura contemporània de l’obra videogràfica i audiovisual preliminar d’Eugènia Balcells, Antoni Muntadas i Carles Pujol és el motiu d’aquesta exposició. Projeccions, videoinstal·lacions i vídeos monocanal –fets a partir dels anys setanta– articulen un recorregut al voltant del treball de tres pioners en l’ús del vídeo com a eina artística. L’itinerari s’inicia amb l’exhibició de més de setanta documents –seleccionats per Antoni Mercader– englobats sota el títol 35 ítems per a documentar la irrupció del videoart a Espanya, 1974-1990.

Eugènia Balcells analitza les estratègies de seducció del cinema i la televisió, assenyalant la necessitat de postures feministes en el camp de la representació, mitjançant la pràctica del desmuntatge i l’apropiació. Antoni Muntadas estudia els mecanismes ideològics dels mitjans de comunicació de masses, proposant experiències televisives de caire alternatiu o suggerint desplaçaments cognitius que impliquen críticament l’espectador. Carles Pujol reflexiona sobre els codis de percepció visual de l’espai, investigant les possibilitats estètiques del vídeo analògic a partir de la documentació del fet de dibuixar i la incorporació participativa del circuit tancat.

Si el concepte “(re)visionats” fa referència al fet d’observar els vídeos amb una mirada actual, la noció “(re)visitats” posa èmfasi en l’acte de recórrer les instal·lacions, escoltant les seves dinàmiques auditives. La “relectura” correspon a la iniciativa del LOOP, que enguany ha iniciat la recuperació, digitalització i presentació online de desenes de documents impresos. Revisionar, revisitar i rellegir els treballs de Balcells, Muntadas i Pujol permet entreveure, des d’una perspectiva recent, el valor d’unes obres que ja formen part del patrimoni cultural videoartístic d’aquest país.

 

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Carles Congost, A Sense of Wonder. Bòlit Girona.

 

A sense of wonder

Comisario: David Santaeulària

Del 27 de enero al 30 de abril de 2017

Bòlit La Rambla, Sala Fidel Aguilar y Bòlit St Nicolau

 

A sense of wonder (un sentido de la maravilla o la capacidad de maravillarse) es una propuesta expositiva que reúne los trabajos más recientes del artista Carles Congost. Se trata de una coproducción entre el Bòlit, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo. Girona y el Centro de Arte La Panera, Lleida, donde se podrá ver del 18 de mayo al 15 de octubre de 2017. Se presentan cuatro trabajos en vídeo que se pueden interpretar individualmente pero que mantienen muchas conexiones temáticas habituales en la su práctica artística (la música, el mundo del arte, la cultura pop…) o en el modo de formalizarlo (la cuidada puesta en escena y el sentido del humor). En relación con su trayectoria, se constata una sensible evolución en la articulación de los elementos que utiliza y una mayor atención al propio lenguaje cinematográfico. Pervive, por encima de todo, la capacidad de utilizar aspectos cercanos, cotidianos y a menudo asociados a subgéneros, para hacerlos servir de punto de partida y abordar -sin grandilocuencia ni subrayados- aspectos más centrales y genéricos de la condición humana. El autor utiliza una serie de referentes que nos pertenecen para trascenderlos y ver hasta qué punto nos representan o nos explican mejor de lo que imaginábamos. Nos propone, en definitiva, una capacidad de maravillarnos.

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Forma de fuga (1), 2020

Madrid, 1985

Lives and works in Madrid

 

 

Teresa Solar’s work revolves around heterogeneous practices that materialize in audiovisual and sculptural works, in which the languages of the two disciplines connect and interact.

 

Her projects, structured around characters or catalysts, are typified by being long-lasting and developed in different phases and manifestations. Within this constellation of characters, it is possible to highlight the work with Lawrence of Arabia and with the photographer Harold Edgerton, that allow her to speak of cross-cutting thematic axes in her work, like the figure of the pioneer and of the foreigner.

 

Her sculptural works are closely linked to her audiovisual projects. Many of the elements she uses, such as sets and props, for her films, are later used as sculptures and vice versa. Teresa Solar explores the double nature of these elements, visited through the partial view of the camera and which, later, develop a new entity in the room.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.