May 2014

The Text: First Notions and Findings - Chapter III: Manifesto. Art today, facing the doubts

Nire ama Roman hil da (My mother died in Rome) will be presented in the exhibition Manifesto. Art today, facing the doubts at Fabra i Coats - Centre d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, curated by David Armengol & Marti Manen. It consists of handmade facsimiles of the "exceptional" graffiti discovered in Iruña-Veleia, an archaeological site in Basque Country, and a video in which the inscriptions are deciphered by different experts in favour of, or opposing, the theory that they are forgeries.

31st May–6th July 2014. Opening Friday May 30 at 20:00

With Chto Delat, Ferran Garcia Sevilla, Rubén Grilo, Núria Güell & Levi Orta, Saskia Holmkvist, Iratxe Jaio & Klaas van Gorkum, Mariona Moncunill, Wilfredo Prieto + Esther Ferrer + Martha Rosler + Guerrilla Girls

Curated by David Armengol & Marti Manen

Fabra i Coats - Centre d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona
c/ Sant Adrià, 20. 08030 Barcelona

Accomplices and Witnesses at ADN Galería

We're happy to announce that our video Marea, or the ecological disaster as a cultural and political phenomenon will be shown in the group exhibition "Cómplices y Testigos” from 24 May to 31 July 2014, at ADN Galería in Barcelona.

Realized between 2002 and 2004, this work took as its subject the social mobilization triggered by the accident of the Prestige oil-tanker. Brought forth by one of the most intense social and political moments of the last decades in Spain, this mobilization could be said to have prefigured the rise of the 15M protests and the Occupy movement in 2011.

Discursos Encontrados - con Pablo Uribe en MACMO Uruguay

Pablo Uribe, Iratxe Jaio y Klaas van Gorkum
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Montevideo, Uruguay

Del 10 al 18 de mayo, 2014  /  De 11 a 20 hs

Discursos encontrados confronta la obra Air discurso de Pablo Uribe y Últimas palabras de Iratxe Jaio y Klaas van Gorkum. Mientras que en Air discurso 5 actores de teatro interpretan sin palabras, sino mediante gestos y movimientos el discurso enunciado el 27 de noviembre de 1983 frente al Obelisco de los Constituyentes por Alberto Candeau -considerada como la proclama que dio inicio a la caída de la dictadura cívico-militar en Uruguay- , en Últimas palabras se toman fragmentos del alegato final de Astiz -condenado a cadena perpetua por crímenes de lesa humanidad por el Gobierno Argentino- los cuales son interpretados por un actor de teatro con las constantes correcciones de un instructor de oratoria.

Artforum Critic's Pick by Miguel Amado

"The margins of the factory" is featured as a Critic's Pick in Artforum.
The practice of Rotterdam-based artists Iratxe Jaio and Klaas van Gorkum explores social transformation in the West brought forth by late capitalism. In their latest exhibition, organized by the independent curatorial group Latitudes, they examine the “image” of labor that has emerged as economic systems based on Ford-inspired models of mass production have gradually been replaced by immaterial, service-based economies.
Date published: 
Thu, 04/03/2014

Antropología del trabajo - El Cultural

David G. Torres habla sobre "Los Márgenes de la Fábrica" comisariado por Latitudes en ADN Platform.

"Con el título genérico de Los márgenes de la fábrica los artistas presentan dos proyectos complementarios en los que insisten en desarrollar unas propuestas que tienen mucho de estudio sociológico, búsqueda de los propios orígenes y arqueología del trabajo."
Date published: 
Fri, 03/07/2014

Frieze Focus Interview: The image of work and the relation between art and labour

Max Andrews from Latitudes interviews us for the Frieze Magazine, about recent projects such as "Work in progress" and "Producing time in between other things".
"We have a long-standing interest in the image of ‘work’, and in the relation between art and labour. So we took this scene as the starting point for a cinematic analysis of production processes, both in these semi-clandestine work­shops as well as in the main fac­tory itself. Our approach has been strictly dispassionate, free from any superficial attempt to give the workers a voice. Instead, we focused our camera on the disciplinary conditions and rationalization of these processes, reproducing them in the montage by breaking up complex scenes into smaller units and stitching them back together again."
Date published: 
Sat, 09/07/2013