_ Yaima is presenting his latest works at the XIV Biennial of Cuenca, Ecuador, inaugurated on November 23

Yaima Carrazana se mueve libremente entre diversos soportes y formatos como la pintura, el video y la instalación. En todo este espectro de medios, su obra destaca por el modo en que emprende un diálogo siempre fundamentado, aunque a menudo irreverente, con la historia y el discurso del arte contemporáneo. Más allá de la rotunda austeridad visual de su trabajo, la artista parte de sus propias experiencias, asociadas a su condición de inmigrante, y a los estados mentales que derivan de su interacción personal con las normativas institucionales. 

 En las series pictóricas Foreign Affairs Letter from Paradise, Carrazana retoma varios cuerpos de obras anteriores, desde las pinturas monocromáticas hasta las Cartas de Declaración (2016) en las que se apropia de los diseños de la correspondencia que recibe del Ministerio de Justicia, el Departamento de Impuestos Holandés, y de otros documentos relacionados con su estatus migratorio en Holanda. En Foreign Affairs apela a la paleta de colores usada por el Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores holandés para su comunicación gráfica (el naranja, el verde, el azul y el rojo), cuya gama recuerda las experiencias cromáticas del neoplasticismo. Sin embargo, la propuesta de Carrazana no debe confundirse con un mero ejercicio formalista o un abstraccionismo fuera de tiempo, pues se trata más bien de un comentario metafórico y crítico sobre los códigos de la administración burocrática y sus lógicas de jerarquización y clasificación así cómo una crítica a las políticas de identidad que predominan en el arte cubano, que todavía en pleno siglo XXI sigue basándose en un lenguaje iconográfico.

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_Blanca Gracia selected in the first call for artistic production for visual artists of Matadero Madrid

This new call organized by the center of residences of Matadero has been commissioned by de Olga Fernandez (Autonomous University of Madrid), Lila Insúa (Complutense University of Madrid), Nuria entwine (Bomba Gens Valencia), Martí Manen (Index, Stockholm), Manuela Villa Acosta (centre of artistic residencies, Matadero Madrid) and Rosa Ferré (Matadero Madrid). The selected artists-Irene de Andrés. Marían Garrido, Rubén H. Bermúdez, Agnès Pe, Patricia Esquivias and Blanca Gracia-will work in the spaces of the center from November 6th from 2018 to January 31, 2019. + Info

_Ángeles Baños Gallery participates in Artissima within the ArtSpace & Editions program with Ricardo Cases and Antonio Xoubanova

Ricardo Cases and Anotonio M. Xoubanova work’s focuses on the analysis of our immediate surroundings, the city in which we live and the spaces we inhabit; an openly Pop look in the case of Cases and more analytical and abstract the aim of Xoubanova.

However, even though they are two very personal looks, the focus of attention is on the analysis of what defines us as a society; small intimate details that are no more than reflections of contemporary Spain, with its lights and shadows.

Both works will be shown through photographs and two artist’s books that collect the projects in their entirety

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_ Ángel Baños Gallery participates in Estampa with the new projects of Andrés Pachón and Javier Arbizu

Within the general programme of the Fair is presented the latest projects by Javier Arbizu (Navarra, 1984) and Andrés Pachón (Madrid, 1985). The first, developed in the scholarships for the Royal Academy of Spain in Rome; The second, subsidized by the aid to the creation in the visual arts of the community of Madrid.

Based on the study of techniques of the past, whether sculptural or photographic, and although from two strategically differentiated approaches, Arbizu and Pachón perform an archaeological and anthropological work of our present digitized and hypermediated. Arbizu performs a study of the waste of our time, transforming everyday objects through minimal manipulations; A sort of emotional reconstruction or disfigurement that makes us think, through the material world, in the ecological and economic development of our era. Working with various sculptural techniques, such as the Assembly, the elaboration of moulds and castings in plaster, the molten metal as bismuth, the welding and steel boiler, Arbizu offers us worn objects that respond to a context where the standard It is the digitization of things, the supersaturation of images and the hyper-rationalization of the same.

For its part, Pachón presents a visual work of hybrid origin, where the archives of anthropological photographs are questioned by digital technologies. Departing from a collection of raciológicas photographs of 1891, ceded by the Musee du Quai Branli de Paris, Pachón performs an image calculation software based on the portraits composed by Eugenist Francis Galton, in order to reflect on the errors Endemic to the disciplinary power based on the knowledge of the body. This is a historical dialogue between the Fisiognómicos optical systems of the nineteenth century and the current biometric frontier technology, where the biopower and the ideology of the archive continue to be effective.

_ Manuel Antonio Domínguez will present his new works in Clash/Madrid/Berlin

From 4 to 6 October 2018, 400 square meters of URG3L will host an exhibition of painting, sculpture and installation incredibly diverse, in which the artists Berliners and Madrid are in this beautiful environment of Carabanchel, the emerging district of Art of Madrid-a look at the genesis of art.

The exhibition Clash Madrid Berlin is the first exhibition of the cycle of exhibitions “clash”, in collaboration between German and Spanish artists, conceived by Ricardo de Larrea Remiro, thinker and facilitator of art that lives and works in Berlin.

The upcoming Clash exhibition will take place again in Berlin 2019. Clash Exhibitions, Ricardo de Larrea Weisestr. 24, 12049 Berlin

_ Angeles Baños Gallery inaugurates fairs season with Artissima/Turin, Swab/Barcelona and Estampa/Madrid

Within the Art Spaces & Editions program in Artissima -02/04/11- the work of Ricardo Cases and Antonio Xoubanova will be presented; Juan Carlos Bracho and Ruth Morán will be present at Swab -27/30/09- within the Swab on Paper program and Andrés Pachón and Javier Arbizu will participate with their most recent projects in the general program of Estampa -18/21/10- will celebrate this year for the first time in Ifema Madrid.

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_ "The stable relationship" by Manuel Antonio Domínguez travels from the ABC Museum in Madrid to the Sala de la Provincia in Huelva

La Sala de la Provincia of Huelva will host from the 1st to the 25th of August the exhibition ‘ The stable relationship ‘, of the artist Huelva Manuel Antonio Domínguez, that has been inaugurated by the Congresswoman of culture, Lourdes Garrido, accompanied by the curator of the exhibition Óscar Alonso, the Gallery owner Ángeles Baños and the artist himself.

Manuel Antonio Domínguez (Villablanca, Huelva, 1976), is one of the creators linked with greater intensity to the practice of drawing within his generation. The artist approaches his figurative and narrative world with meticulous technique and, at times, dazzling. It is a realistic drawing, clear line and very defined, which is completed with watercolor and Guache, where the color is always tempered, predominating the whites of the background. In this line of work we can see a monumental piece, sixteen meters long, to date its most ambitious drawing.

The artist also presents other examples and installations and works with various objects. Manuel Antonio Domínguez’s work is part of what has been called “gender speeches”, interested in analyzing the issues that affect our understanding, construction and collective assessment of the roles of Man

_Javier Arbizu presents “Macle, ghost, bismuth, vicar” a new solo exhibition in the Oteiza Museum Foundation

The Oteiza Museum presents the exhibition project Macla, mamua, bismuto, vicario, an exhibition made expressly and based on Oteiza’s work by the artists Karlos Martínez B. and Javier Arbizu for the Alzuza Centre, constituting the first intervention on the Hazitegia(seedbed) programme.

This first intervention has been developed by the Oteiza Museum and the Contemporary Art Centre of Huarte and comes from the desire to combine the production and exhibition areas at both centres to generate new scenarios for reflection on Jorge Oteiza’s work from the viewpoint of contemporary creation.

The project began with the research and production residency both artists completed last year at the Huarte Centre. The residency allowed the authors to define a project that materialised in an initial intervention at the famous Casa Huarte in Madrid, a building dating from 1966 by the architects Corrales and Molezún. The project was developed in a single day on 17 February 2018 and produced by Caniche Editorial.

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