_Arquitectura and "I", Juan Carlos Bracho and his relationship with architecture

Until February 2th La Sala Alcalá 31 presents the exhibition "Arquitectura y "Yo"", a set of works carried out by Juan Carlos Bracho between 2003 and 2018, which address the relations with architecture. Also, the exhibition also includes a series of works designed specifically for this project, setting up not so much a retrospective exhibition as a work in process, usual in the career of this artist. Bracho's work has as its main tool the drawing, but uses techniques or equipment of the drawing itself, but also of video, photography or performative character. It is based on the perception and creation of beauty, and his work can be placed in the orbit of conceptual practices. The exhibition, curated by Armando Montesinos, includes three large groups of work: on-site interventions carried out in the room; drawings, photos or mock-ups of unpublished or still in-process projects; and reincarnations and variations of past works. To all this are added the artist's notebooks, which are shown for the first time in public, setting up an exhibition that does not close any reading, but opens to the experience of the viewer, of that "I" that we are each of us.

_Juan Carlos Bracho presents TuttiFrutti at the Alcobendas Art Center until February 1, 2020

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Tutti Frutti is an ambitious project that has occupied Juan Carlos Bracho (La Línea de la Concepción, Cádiz, 1970), for the last eight years, and where, as in the rest of its production, the whole assumes error and chance as inescapable parts of any creative method. Bracho, always linked to automated, repetitive processes, as well as a minimal and modular file of graphic resources, now reveals a passion for unexpected color, while maintaining the sobriety, rigor and forcefulness that characterize it. From such a position he has approached here his interest in mono art – chromium from the concept of multipage, that domestic system to obtain economical and large photomechanical images from the sum of nu – meass prints on simple folios. The Tutti Frutti project brings together in its entirety, collected in several boxes/archives, 100 of these multipages, each corresponding to a different color, whose fragment-to-fragment printing is splashing what should in principle be a uniform tone plane with numerous errors, faults, interferences… The result – do shows how “noise” inevitably imposes itself on the clarity of the technique and the machine in its own domains; also that the unexpected and the surprise are always capable of enriching any forecast, planning or norm. In its final stretch, the work plan was completed with two new series, where the initial sequence of errors was reproduced: first from the calcographic language, from the primary colors (cyan, magenta and yellow) plus black and white, and second from the paper embossing technique, through a subtle relief without any ink. At this point, the error chain has already become a kind of hidden code or language. On the route, the cycle from the manual to the mechanical, from analog to digital and from the conceptual to the material, close on themselves on a round trip. This whole set of works implies a reflection on the color and mental construction of the landscape from the most radical abstraction. After all, the emotional bonds we establish with colors depend on what we pro – we connect, just like the scenes of our memories. Don’t take the exhibition’s curator Alonso Alonso Molina,

_Ruth Morán presents "Dimension and Chance" at the Triana Ceramics Center, Seville

Ruth Morán presents her latest research around ceramics and their processes within a global project that encompasses shapes, chromatisms and materials. Space, dimension and reality are parameters present in these inquiries where the rigidity of the pottery forms moves to the background to enhance effects that take up organic allusions, as happens in the rest of their artistic production.  Another fundamental element in his diction is chance. And nothing better than ceramic processes to encourage the unpredictability of the result.

_Ricardo Cases presents his project Estudio Elemental del Levante at the Musée Nicéphore Niépce

Until September 22 “Estudio Elemental del Levante” offers a retrospective of the five series made by the photographer in the Levante, the Spanish Mediterranean coast, during more than eight years of work. Ricardo Cases is interested in his environment, but does not support the documentary function, he only records facts. Explore all the semantic possibilities of the image. Blinding light, explosive colors, degraded objects, decaying characters, reveals the visual singularity of this “ungovernable, fascinating and hallucinogenic country”. At first glance, Ricardo Cases’ photographs are very funny and allow us to go beyond stereotypes, obtain reading keys and point the way through this territory. Conceived as a restricted geography, these images, however, have a universal resonance: mutations of territories, nostalgia, respect for local riches and traditions.

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_Susanne S.D. Themlitz_Vom Still_Leben einer Landschaft in Matjo, Raum für kunst of Cologne

From May 29 to June 27 Susanne S. D. Themlitz presents a large installation in the form of a vertical landscape, or a still life like Wunderkammer. The hybrid floral shapes correspond in a system of shelves and tables with corals, stones, magnifying glasses, glass objects and complex detailed drawings.

Fragments like in a lab – some visible through magnifying glasses, glass or water – show a series of frozen details. Around it almost the void, only occasionally here and there a wall, a collage, a drawing, a floating net. Sculpture and drawing form interwoven moments. It all refers to each one.  Delicate anatomies and above all silence.

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_ Juan Carlos Bracho presents the Florence/Venice project in the Chapel of the Trinity of the Barjola Museum from 05/06/19 to 08/30/19


Curated by Óscar Alonso Molina Florence/Venice is, in short, a specific proposal that in the Baroque frame of the chapel of the Trinity of the Barjola Museum, delves into the constants of the work of Juan Carlos Bracho around the notions of sublime Romantic, of the landscape, of the gaze of the Spectator, of the construction of the meaning in his bosom, and of the artifice of any cultural image. A proposal that delves into the innermost meaning of the idea of landscape/nature, and on the mirror as a surface that reflects what does not belong to it. A reflection, also, on what we perceive on the surface of the screens and the images that they emit incessantly, more and more ethereal, intangible and meaningless.

_ Blanca Gracias presents Coda: ACMÉ in the Parraga Center from 05/30/19 to 07/21/19


Coda: Acmé “is a specific proposal for the Párraga center of Murcia, composed by the projection of the audiovisual work” Acmé “(2017), original costume and storyboards, and the premiere of a musical performance that serves as” coda “or possible end of the trip of this Work in which the artist is imbued from the 2016. The opening day, the Conservatory of Music of Murcia becomes the Atonal orchestral to ponder melody to this medieval fable of the 21ST century. With “Coda: Acmé” Blanca Gracia ends the project tour in Murcia, finishing a polyhedral and multiple work.

_ Ángeles Baños participates in Arco Lisboa 19 with the works of Javier Arbizu and Juan Carlos Bracho

Ángeles Baños Gallery presents Javier Arbizu and Juan Carlos Bracho. Two artist splitting of processes and well different methods reflect, each from a particular perspective, the ideas of transformation and metamorphosis are superfluous. The physical and the symbolic gain body in some works-which aesthetically in the antipodes-dialogue through the body, the form and the space as reference and matter of work.