_Susanne S.D.Themlitz participates in Secon Nature_The Kreeger Museum_Embassy of Portugal and EDP Foundation_New York_06/05/18_07/31/18

The first group exhibition of Portuguese art of the 21st century to be presented in the United States, Second Nature is both a portrait of recent artistic production in Portugal and an exploration of the relationship between human culture and the environment. Working in media ranging from watercolor to photography to video, artists in the exhibition consider the tension between the concept of an untouched natural world -a popular subject in art history- and the ways humans have dominated and reshaped the environment using modern technology.

The exhibition brings together works created over the past two decades by sixteen artists from different generations, each of whom employs modern technology and materials to capture, filter, and reinvent the natural world, thereby generating a “second nature.”

All of the works are drawn from the EDP Foundation Art Collection, the collection of contemporary Portuguese art that comprises the MAAT’s permanent collection.

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_ Ricardo cases participates in the official section of PhotoEspaña_Sala Canal Isabel II_Madrid_06/14/18_07/29/18

Levante is a confusing term that seems to coincide with the geographic and mental space in which Ricardo cases works: the Mediterranean coast and, more specifically, the Valencian Community and Murcia. All the projects of the photographer Alicante are conceived and developed in this place and have in common the photographic analysis of a spot and its circumstances, of the symbology that creates a culture and the evolution of a landscape.

“Estudio elemental del Levante”, curated by Horacio Fernandez, collects the Ricardo Cases’s work since 2010, when it changes its residence from Madrid to Valencia, and includes series like “Paloma al aire”, “El porqué de las naranjas”, “Podría haberse evitado”, “Estudio elemental del Levante ” and “Agrios huertos, azules limonares “.

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_ Juan Carlos Bracho Finalist of the 24th International Graphics Prize Maximo Ramos_Centro Torrente Ballester_El Ferrol_06/09/18

One of the leitmotiv that animate the Juan Carlos Bracho’s work is the reflection on the error as part of any creative process and the transformative possibilities that ideas can experience when being carried into practice. His work, always linked to automated processes, repetitive and to a minimum vocabulary of graphic and chromatic resources, reveals to us this time a drive and a passion for the color that does not leave paradoxical-mind the severity, the rigour and the forcefulness that characterizes the whole of his work.

“Campo de color” is part of the project “Otra vida futura”, work entirely developed in OgamiPress within its line of work in which the graphic is approached from a contemporary perspective linked to the processes

_ Juan Carlos Bracho awarded one of the mentions of the XI prize of Painting La Rural_Centro Cultural la Carolina_Jaén_01/06/18

"The Black" is one of the 100 multipages that compose the project "I Want It All"; Monochromes of 198 x 198 cm elaborated individually gluing between eighty and eight A4 printed with a home printer.

"I want it All" is definitely a round trip-with all the loss and profit that this implies-from the manual to the mechanical; From the analogue to the digital and from the abstract to the concrete and a deep reflection on the color and the mental construction of the landscape from the most radical abstraction. At the end of the day the emotional links we establish with the colors depend on what we project, as happens with the landscape in our memory.

_ Javier Arbizu and Karlos Martínez B present at Casa Huarte the result of their work on the work of Oteiza

Macla, Mamua, Bismuto, Vicario is the title of the intervention that Karlos Martinez B. and Javier Arbizu will perform specifically for the Casa Huarte in Madrid, whose objective is to explore the boundaries between bodies and architecture, as well as reflect on the Human scale and its relationship with objects.

This site specific will take place in the famous Casa Huarte, designed in 1966 by José Antonio Corrales and Ramón Vázquez Molezún, considered as an icon of modern architecture, during the day of February 17th, 2018 (from 11.00 to 19.00 hours).

The intervention is produced by the Editorial Poodle, in collaboration with the Oteiza Museum and is related to the exhibition project that both artists will present at the Oteiza Museum next June, as a result of the Hazitegia program, dedicated to the promotion Of the artistic production around the work and the aesthetic thought of Jorge Oteiza and promoted in collaboration with the Center for Contemporary Art of Huarte.

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_Ángeles Baños Gallery_ARCOmadrid18_Mantras unpronounceable

The artists selected for this project, Eder Santos (Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 1960), Juan Carlos Bracho (the Line, 1970) and Blanca Gracia (Madrid, 1989), draw a broad generational arc that defines the lines of action of the Gallery Ángeles Baños: Tender Bridges with Portugal and Latin America, the national media careers and betting on emerging artists.

The work of these three artists has a personal and recognizable language. However, his proposals find common points in his reflection on the cultural heritage that defines us as individuals and as a society-religion, myth, landscape-and his works can be interpreted as mantras, Oracio, pleas or hymns of worship That induce the spectator to a state of inner contemplation. Some works that meditate on the beauty of the images stored in our memory, and whose meaning project what we are and how we recognize each other individually and collectively.

In the case of Eder Santos and Juan Carlos Bracho, reaching this state is linked to personal or appropriate rituals, repetitive and mechanical processes, while Blanca Gracia immerses the spectator in a sort of hypnosis induced by echoes and reflections of his own Conscience.

_ Laura Gonzalez Cabrera presents “Caminos de palabras” into the Drawing Prize Gregorio Prieto

The exhibition hall of the Casa de Vacas Cultural Center in Retiro Park, (Madrid) hosts the exhibit “XXIV Drawing Contest Gregorio Prieto”, formed by the works awarded and selected in this event that convenes biennially the foundation Gregorio Prieto and that this year celebrates its twenty-fourth edition.

It was the desire of the Manchego painter Gregorio Prieto to create this event through the foundation to help disseminate the drawing and the Spanish and foreign artists living in Spain. Currently this competition is the most prestigious in this artistic discipline, with an economic endowment of six thousand euros for the first prize and three thousand euros for the second.

In total, have been 148 artists who have participated in this edition presenting 201 works, of which the jury has selected 52 works by 48 authors to form the exhibition that can be seen from February 2 to February 25 at the Casa de Vacas Cultural Center in the Retiro Park, in Madrid.