_Ángeles Baños Gallery participates in Arteba with the works of Yaima, Susanne S. D. Themlitz, Laura González Cabrera and Ruth Morán

“The event that decided to leave the wisdom in suspense to ask for the being of things, of reality, was astonishment. In the Asom-bro there is an unseen being in front of something, something that has been known and that was thought to know but in an instant it is shown as new, leaving the one who contemplates it in a kind of blindness and dumbness. There is No word in astonishment, only silence and, at the most, an exclamation. The astonishment is Pasmo, the pasmo that occurs when something unusual is seen, but that is even more pure and fertile when it is produced before something well known and that suddenly presents itself as never before.

“Notes of a Method”, María Zambrano.

This excerpt from María Zambrano’s book is established as a base for presenting a project composed of four women who share the illusion of being surprised with the everyday life of their social environment and reflecting it in their works in a transversal way and Multidisciplinary.

The process of creation that they carry out originates from the fecundity of the astonishment, fruit of the temporal suspension of the sense. It Takes special relevance to the artistic practice turned into a trace, at the same instinctive as persevering, from a space where the experience of tangible reality acquires a new raison d’être. This becomes a state where a concatenation of actions leaves cons-importance of it. What is true is that in all cases this new reason of being is revealed to us in a cartographic deployment where colors, objects, textures, texts, images and, in general, all kinds of traces that affirm our physical presence in the world, are presented in half of Path between the unusual, the utopian and the ineffable.

_Ricardo Cases presents “Un ambiente soleado” in the Sala Amarica de Vitoria_Gasteiz

Cases investigates again after “The Why of Oranges” with “Sun” in the cliché of the Levantina coast. Posing his task as a childish game consisting of representing the Sun, the author plunges into the blinding light of the summer Levantine in search of its essence, being carried away by the sensations and putting in question the way in which the sun determines the identity , the aesthetics and the local economy.

_Ángeles Baños Gallery presents in ZonaMaco Sur the project “Sizigia” by Blanca Gracia

In Astronomy, Aromaticum describes the moment in which three or more celestial objects are aligned. The term, which comes from the Greek and which gives its name to this planetary conjunction, means yoke and also union. Composed of videos, drawings, sculpture and installations, Aromaticum is a project that craves the celestial, the real-wonderful and that at the same time reminds us of this inevitable anchorage to the terrestrial and tangible.

The characters of this project seek a significant-master for this atonal world in which we find ourselves immersed. To Lift the celestial fabric of the Flammarion, “The End of the world”, to cross this flat Land and to discover if indeed (as all those globes of the Middle Ages indicated) on the other side inhabit the Dragons or if on the contrary it is only of our own shadows.

The works of this project guide us through a circular journey that goes from the ethereal to the earthly, and in which the mass psychology and social disturbances are intermingled with the mesmerism, the levitation and even the astral voyage. It is No wonder that Vivian Leigh’s famous phrase in “A Streetcar Called Desire” is collected in the video as a manifesto:

“I Don do not want realism! I Want Magic! ” Without Magic, this world would be unbearable.

_ Javier Arbizu participates in the collective Exhibition “Abundo el felices curiosidades”

“Abundo es felicies curiosidades” is an exhibition curated by Joaquín Jesús Sánchez in Espacio Valverde Gallery. Javier Arbizu participates in this project together with Christian García Bello, Secundino Hernandez, Julia Huete, Miguel Marina, Álvaro Negro, Stefan Rinck; A series of works that delve into the almost metaphysical qualities of objects and the fascination they exert on us.

_ Susanne Themlitz participates in a large exhibition at the museum Arpad Szenes-Viera da Silva

In 2019, the Arpad Szenes-Viera da Silva Museum celebrates the twenty-fith annieversary of its opening to the public. It is within the scope of that celebration that, alongside works by Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, the museum will host, from 21 March to 23 March, an exhibition project by Pedro Cabrita Reis: A metade do céu (Half the sky). Cabrita Reis has assembled a group show that is entirely and openly free of any thematic restraints, and indeed from all discursive artifice. Instead, it based on an elementary intention, on an axiomatic, unshabeable will: "that it would act, quite simply, as means to disclose the thought, the outlook and the creative practice of Half the sky"

_ Antonio Xoubanova in “Archivo rastro” within the project “Conexiones” of the UCM

 

“Archivo rastro” is the second exhibition under the “Connections” program organized by the Complutense University of Madrid, is an unpublished expository project born of the photographic material generated from the purchase, digitization and cataloguing of Negatives and slides found on the Madrid Trail from September of the year 2016 to the present day.

They are part of the exhibition: Nicholas Callaway, Félix R. Cid, Rafael Doctor, Ferran Pla, Cristina Mejías, Cristina de Middel, collective Pipol, Miguel Ángel Turner and Antonio Xoubanova.

CArt C. From January 23rd to March 10th, 2019. Avenida Juan de Herrera 2. Madrid

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_ Juan Carlos Bracho participates in the exhibition "Images that think" in the CNfoto of Torrelavega

The National Photography Centre of Torrelavega (CNFoto) hosts until March 3 the exhibition “Images that Think” in which Juan Carlos Bracho participates with the work “Last night I dreamt that somebody loved Me”. With some forty works belonging to the collection The panties, owned by Santander Jaime Sordo, the selection is made up of 37 Spanish artists. The exhibition curated by Alberto Pérez Castaño is composed of 380 pieces, among sculptures, paintings, video, installations and photographs has already been shown in several Spanish cities.

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_ 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