Raquel Ponce Gallery. [MAD] Spain. 01/02 - 03/2013
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
On Friday, Raquel Ponce Gallery starts the year with the opening of an interesting exhibition about the work of Mabel Poblet, a young Cuban artist with an intense and interesting work, where red color or artificial flowers become the protagonists. Among the works that will be at exhibition, "Simplemente Bellas" one work composed by Mabel with, bicycle rims, flowers, a small motor and methacrylate. ‘Simplemente bellas’ is my proposal for a work created through the serial repetition of a kitsch floral pattern in order to build a picture (portrait) of any young girl overcome by life’s circumstances.

Este proyecto parte de la visualización de diferentes escenas, donde el ser humano es protagonista de cada una de ellas. Relacionada con la mente y el cuerpo donde este conjunto de obras pueden determinarse como elementos fundamentales la autorreferencia, que ha sido característica distintiva de mi trabajo; el cuerpo representado; la sangre y el color rojo; todas ellas como parte de la imposibilidad de comunicar vivencias y sentimientos. El...


Santiago Sierra: El trabajo es la Dictadura (Work is Dictatorship)

Ivorypress Space. [MAD] 22/01 > 30/01/2013
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
Art, Exhibitions
Last summer coincided with Santiago Sierra at a conference, where we had been invited, in the Milan Triennale. He told me about the work that was being prepared and these days in two different galleries you can see part of his impressive work.

Now, Ivorypress Publishing House is preparing the launch of a new volume of the LiberArs series, devoted to small-format artists’ books. The publication is a new work by the artist Santiago Sierra, titled El trabajo es la Dictadura (Work is Dictatorship), and will be the result of a performance held in Ivorypress Space, Madrid, throughout nine working days. Thirty people will fill out, by hand, the 1000 blank copies of the book that will be published,...



[VÍDEO] Losencaragados. Galería Helga de Alvear. [MAD] Spain. 17/01 > 02/03/2013
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
This is an exhibition hard, however the current situation is much tougher. The artists Jorge Galindo and Santiago Sierra inaugurated in Madrid 'Los Encargados'. La pieza central es un vídeo donde grandes retratos del rey y los seis presidentes de la democracia circulan cabeza abajo en una procesión de matiz fúnebre. The exhibition, which opened on Thursday 17 January at Helga de Alvear gallery in Madrid, runs through March 2, and it seems to start to raise blisters.

“When the government violates the rights of the people, insurrection is for the people and for each portion of the people the most sacred of rights and the most indispensable of duties.”

Declaration of Rights of Man and Citizen

—Paris, 23rd of June, 1793

The video shows seven black Mercedes Benz circulating in the...


Lichtenstein: A Retrospective at TATE.

Exhibition. Tate Modern [LON] U.K. 10/10/2012 – 20/01/2013
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
On February, Tate Modern open a major new exhibition "Lichtenstein: A Retrospective", set to open at Tate Modern on 21 February. A retrospective of one of the great American artists of the twentieth century.

Roy Lichtenstein is one of the central figures of American Pop art famous for his iconic comic book paintings. And yet, it is a revelation to discover how many areas of his practice remain comparatively unknown.

Co-organised by The Art Institute of Chicago and Tate Modern, the show brings together approximately 125 of the artist’s most definitive paintings and sculptures, as well as a remarkable selection of works on...


Do Computers Dream of Electronic Sheep?

[VIDEO] from Benjamin Bardou
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
Philip Kindred Dick, better known as Philip K. Dick was a prolific writer and science fiction novelist, who greatly influenced the genre. His best known work was "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep", a book that inspired the well-known movie "Blade Runner" directed by Ridley Scott and released in 1982.

The shadow of the movie by Ridley Scott is large and Benjamin Bardou mixes influences from Blade Runner and other recent films, such as "Ghost in the Shell". In this video, Benjamin Bardou presents a new vision of the city, based on the use of images of the popular game GTA 4.

This video is a second step after previous video, a tour of the Paris of Haussmann. With "Do Computers Dream of Electronic Sheep?"...


+FARM Summer Studio 2013: The Hunter + Artist

2013: Summer Studio Open Call [Perrysburg, NY] USA 03/08 > 11/08/2013
metalocus, PEDRO NAVARRO
Architecture, Art, Design
2013: Summer Studio Open Call. The project for this year’s weeklong intensive design and construction workshop is to build a cabin for the Hunter and the Artist. During the week participants are introduced to emerging design processes through hands-on construction. Away from the confines of an insular indoor studio practice, the team of participants and craftsmen will be able to engage architecture directly, both theoretically and physically on site. This year, the goal of the studio is to explore the programmatic relationship between a Hunter + Artist, and build a cabin for both users on the Five Sisters Farm in Perrysburg, NY.

Seven applicants selected from an open call will work closely with local craftsmen and practicing professionals on site, developing practical, technological, and presentational skills. They will work together as a team to cultivate ideas critical to the overall form of the project. As a part of the entire design and build process, participants will learn how to build a structure from ground up and partake in collaborative design....


"The Sleep of Reason" at Círculo de Bellas Artes.

CÍrculo de Bellas Artes [MAD] 26/01 > 03/02/2013
metalocus, PEDRO NAVARRO
Tomorrow premieres "The Sleep of Reason", Buero Vallejo, by Ferroviaria company. The work is a historical drama that explores the one hand, the dual ideological vision of Spain, on the other, the fear that grips at some point of Francisco de Goya, resulted in a series of personal conflicts, social, political and metaphysical .

The curtain rises again to Escena Círculo, the label that houses the theater program the Círculo de Bellas Artes. This installment comes within the scope of a pioneering and innovative drama, including works by two authors to understanding the contemporary theater: Antonio Buero Vallejo and David Mamet.

Antonio Buero Vallejo addressed in this paper various events in Spanish history as a means of establishing...


Milan, San Vittore Prison three moments in order not to forget.

[MIL] Italy. 24-27/01/2013
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
On 27th is celebrated worldwide on "intolerance Day / Memorial Day 2013." In Spain the day goes almost unnoticed, however in other countries it is celebrated with considerable intensity. Currently, not only recalls the injustices with Jews, and is the memory day about all injustices. From Milan sent us this performance, entitled: "Memorial Day 2013". Milan, San Vittore Prison, three moments in order not to forget."

< THE FORGOTTEN WIRE. 1943-1945 The Dark Years at San Vittore>
by Alice Werblowsky

<Greetings from hell, Milan 1943>
Installation and performance by Nicoletta Braga*Escuela Moderna/Ateneo Libertario)




Deadline 18/02/2013 until 14.00 h.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
For the eleventh consecutive year, the ICO Foundation announces the Scholarship ICO Foundation Program China.

(Only in Spanish) El objetivo de este programa es el de facilitar a profesionales españoles y extranjeros residentes en España un acercamiento a China en el ámbito lingüístico y económico con el fin de favorecer las relaciones entre ambos países.

El programa consiste en un curso académico en una universidad china; las materias de estudio son chino mandarín complementado con aspectos...


"Synchronizing Strings and Rhizomes " solo show by Chiharu Shiota.

Casa Asia headquarters. [BCN] Spain. 11/01 > 30/03/2013.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
Art, Design, Recommendations
Casa Asia presents the first exhibition by Chiharu Shiota (Osaka, 1972) in Barcelona, with a proposal regarding several installations, drawings and videos, which are integrated in a unique project at its headquarters.

Chiharu Shiota, currently settled in Berlin, studied Fine Arts at Kyoto University and then in Germany. Shiota's installations produce their own spaces, where hundreds of invisible threads that bond us to things can be seen. In these domestic scenarios she proposes, threads become bridges between a bride's dress and the absent subject, a piano, suitcases and a mirror.

In her work, these threads are veins with tears, fear...



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