oktober 2016

Una exposición ¿imposible?

Antes del encuentro "La solicitud de prestamo - Proklama 8" organizado en colaboración con Azala Espazio Kreazioa y Artium, Centro Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, se han publicado varios artículos en la prensa. (Correo, Berria y Noticias de Álava)
Date published: 
do, 10/13/2016

Agency of Living Organisms

Group Exhibition, 21 October 2016 - 5 February 2017
Tabakalera International Centre for Contemporary Culture, Donostia - San Sebastián

The Agency of Living Organisms exhibition seeks to address the interrelations between contemporary urban social structures and nature, from the artistic and collective perspective, by means of organising transient "living” structures, micro-political actions and interventions. Compared to humans, plants and other living organisms have a set of sensorial characteristics that are often surprisingly sophisticated with which they interact and exist in their environment, in the same way that happens in art.

Curated by Pauline Doutreluingne. With Lara Almarcegui, Iain Ball, El Conde de Torrefiel, New Mineral Collective, Tue Greenfort, Iratxe Jaio and Klaas van Gorkum, Anne Duk Hee Jordan, Esther Kokmeijer, Nader Koochaki, Maider López, Gerard Ortín, Tere Recarens, Koenraad Van den Driessche.

Naturaleza Muerta con Recipientes

An installation with objects of porcelain, cast from molds that were recuperated from an abandoned factory near Donostia-San Sebastián. This project is the third case study in our artistic investigation of the factory as a paradigmatic site of the twentieth century. Just like in our previous projects, “Producing time in between other things” and “Work in progress”, we approach the factory with a research method that is analogous to experimental archaeology. That is to say, we aren’t merely interested in studying historical remains and forgotten artefacts for their own sake, but aim to activate them and reconstruct the ephemeral processes they were once a part of.

The Loan Application - Proklama nº8

Calvary - Iruña-Veleia

October 15, 2016, 9:30 – 19:00
Artium, Basque Museum-Centre of Contemporary Art, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Álava, Spain

Proklama 8 is part of a program of workshops and events organized by Artium and Azala Espazioa

A public symposium coordinated by the artists Iratxe Jaio and Klaas van Gorkum, on the implications of exhibiting the original artefacts from the polemical archaeological discovery of Iruña-Veleia, in a Museum of Contemporary Art.

These so-called ostraca, inscribed with what was alleged to be the earliest recorded writing in the Basque language, have never been exhibited in public as a result of the enormous controversy that ensued when they were declared false by a committee of experts from the University of Basque Country. They are currently under custody of Bibat, the archaeological museum of Alava, pending legal verdict on the question whether fraud has been committed.

The artists Iratxe Jaio and Klaas van Gorkum have formally submitted a loan application for these objects to the Basque Government in order to have them displayed in Artium, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Vitoria-Gasteiz. This would require a physical displacement of only 300 meters, yet produce a radical change in discursive context. In anticipation of the final decision by the authorities, the artists have invited several guests to reflect on the hypothetical collaboration between the two museums. The symposium has been devised as an encounter between artistic, scientific and political sensibilities. Each contributor will present a perspective on the archaeological evidence that moves beyond the false-authentic binary, and invites us to reflect on the implication of the public in the institutional processes that determine the fate of their own material culture.