_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.


_Ángeles Baños Gallery presents in Arte Santander “La relación estable” by Manuel Antonio Domínguez

Manuel Antonio Domínguez, whose project is firmly committed in observing how the male image is constructed, reflects on “la relación estable” on the structural classification of society, organized around gender roles and their Established models. With this 16-metre-long drawing, his most ambitious work both formal and conceptual, leaves the spectator’s ability to interpret the scenes, with creations that do not have a definitive meaning beyond a subjective look. The artist, whose meticulous technique deals with a figurative and narrative world, presents to us in this frieze his personal, intimate and everyday universe full of details that make the contemplation of his pieces.

“la relación estable” direct reference to those Assumptions that are assumed by default and are not discussed, assuming that any appearance is a faithful representation of deeper and more complex intangible aspects. Ideas and beliefs assumed, whose foundations, as opposed to the title, are staggered to the gaze of Manuel Antonio Domínguez and the spectator himself. In this way, in his work the dogmas are volatilized and the individual or social certainties jump through the air.


_ Yaima Carrazana presents Letters from Paradise at the Neverneverland in Amsterdam

The paintings streamline the particular psychology and ideology of institutional color palettes. The works explore large format canvasses using oil paint. Gradients, transparencies and color interference’s predominate, as well as harmonious combinations. Wondering thru illusory spaces, perhaps bureaucracy-free and creating a heaven for optimism. For the artist “Letters from Paradise” summarizes several years trying to figure out “the good life” in a foreign country. Carrazana allow herself the freedom to use governmental Dutch color codes from her own perspective as a foreigner. The work’s provocation lies in its seeming open-endlessness, its refusal to assert a closure of meaning and the possibility to expand a private experience into a public one.

The presented paintings appropriate and re-articulate the meticulous design of the Dutch government, reaching out to the government-wide corporate identity. These works are a culmination of Yaima’s previous works; from “Declaration letters” taken from designs of the Ministry of Justice, Tax and Customs Administration (Belastingdienst), and documents regarding her immigration status in the Netherlands, to “Foreign Affairs”, inspired by a wide range of bureaucratic sources. For “Foreign Affairs”, Carrazana appropriates the color palette used by this Ministry for its graphic communication.

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_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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