29/11/2012

ART, ACTION, UTOPIA and more...

By Escuela Moderna/Ateneo Libertario. [Milan / Delft / Madrid] Italy, The Netherlands, Spain.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
Art
Think, reflect, act and not be a sheep (Sorry!) seems obvious, to feel that you're alive. When all this is done well with brilliance should be recognized and supported, to awaken sleeping consciences. Our friends Escuela Moderna/Ateneo Libertario collective have been particularly active this year, and a sample of their actions are those that have been collected:

After several already reviewed projects (as the dome for indignant places; the Remembrance Day on January 27th; the roundtable at the Triennal on 26th May; and the exhibition...

26/11/2012

JULIEN LANOO, photographer.

By Julien Lanoo
metalocus, ALICIA FARO
Art, Photography
Today we present us the latest work by French photographer Julien Lanoo.

Among his works we find a report of the Serpentine Gallery in London in 2012, Ai Weiwei with Herzog & DeMeuron. And of the latter, a report in Der Kulturen museum. I would like to pay special attention to the images she made about the EDF building designed by Lan-Paris.

24/11/2012

1 prepared dc-motor, cotton ball, cardboard box 23x23x6cm by Zimoun

Zimoun 2012 [VIDEO] from STUDIO ZIMOUN and making-of video directed by Stephanie Mella.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
Art, Design, VIDEO
We bring you a video of a small and new proposal by Zimoun. In few time, we will also show you a series of videos documenting his latest large scale installations and sound architectures. Including new creations presented at the Nam June Paik Art Center in South Korea, Centquatre Paris, bitforms gallery NYC, Oboro Montreal, among others.

Zimoun is a contemporary artist with a studio located in Bern, Switzerland. He is most known for his sound sculptures, sound architectures and installation art that combine raw, industrial materials such as cardboard boxes, plastic bags, or old furniture, with mechanical elements such as dc-motors, wires, microphones, speakers and ventilators.

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23/11/2012

JR & Jose Parla, Wrinkles of the City, Havana, Cuba

Standard Press
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
Since 2004, the French artist JR has traveled the world flyposting colossal black-and-white portraits of ordinary citizens on the walls of city buildings. His most recent project, The Wrinkles of the City, began in Cartagena, Spain, where he photographed the city’s oldest inhabitants, imagining their wrinkles as metaphors of urban texture and history. He has subsequently reprised the project in Shanghai, China and Los Angeles.

In May 2012, JR collaborates with American artist José Parlá on the latest iteration of The Wrinkles of the City: a huge mural installation in Havana, undertaken for the Havana Biennale, for which JR and Parlá photographed and recorded 25 senior citizens who had lived through the Cuban revolution, creating...

22/11/2012

25th Anniversary Fundació MACBA

MACBA. [BCN] 24/11/2012
metalocus, PEDRO NAVARRO
On the occasion of its 25th Anniversary, the Fundació MACBA organises, together with MACBA, an Open Day on Saturday 24 November from 10 to 21 h. During the day the Museum will offer free visits to the exhibitions and a programme of special activities.

The Fundació MACBA celebrates its 25th Anniversary. In 1987 thirty private firms and thirty private collectors joined Leopoldo Rodés, president of the Fundació, in order to collaborate in the constitution of the Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, and to contribute to the creation of an art collection. This collection was created before the opening of the Museum in 1995, and it forms the basis of the MACBA Collection. Out of a total of 4...

21/11/2012

Contemporary Cartographies Drawing Thought.

Caixa Forum [MAD] 21/11/2012 - 24/02/2013
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
Today is the public opening of "Contemporary Cartographies. Drawing Thought", a major exhibition featuring cartographies drawn up by twentieth- and twenty-first century artists who explore and question the systems of representation that humans have used for centuries as a way of understanding the chaos that is life.

The central aim of this exhibition is, therefore, to explore the ways in which contemporary artists have used cartographic language to subvert traditional systems of representation, propose new formulas or suggest the very impossibility of representing a globalised, ever more chaotic world.

We map our world in order to gain a glimpse of the reality in which we live. Since time immemorial, maps have...

20/11/2012

AURÈLIA MUÑOZ, Infinite Researches. Fibres, Texture and Space.

Museu del Tapís Contemporani [Sant Cugat del Vallès - BCN] Spain. 03/10/ > 16/12/12
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
Relations between tissues, textiles and its relationship architectural, it is one subject that has always attracted me. Surely as METALOCUS reader you will remember the work by Narelle Jubellín or articles about women in the textile workshops of the Bauhaus. Since October there are an interesting exhibition by the Museum of Contemporary Tapis de Sant Cugat showing the first retrospective exhibition on Aurelia Muñoz, one of the key figures of contemporary textile art.

Within the renewal movements of textile art figure Aurèlia Muñoz (Barcelona, 1926-2011) stands out for its originality...

19/11/2012

JUSTMAD MIA 2012

[Miami] U.S.A. 06-09/12/2012
metalocus
Art, Exhibitions
On 6 to 9 December, in Miami´s most international week, Art Fairs presents JUSTMAD MIA, a fair which integrates the same working philosophy as its sister fair in Madrid, JUSTMAD, by means of a selection of galleries, spaces and projects of emerging art. Art Fairs presents a fair of medium scale which believes in the dialogue between the visitor, the professional, the gallery and the artist, in a key city such a Miami, which links both the Anglo-Saxon and Latin contexts.

JUSTMAD MIA brings to the Miami art week a different format in the presentation of exhibitors and work of artists with a stimulating exhibition aimed at both the American and international public.

Under the artistic direction of Javier Duero, and in a hands of an advisory committee  made up of the galleries NoMínimo (Guayaquil), Eva Ruiz (Madrid) and La Caja Blanca  (London-Mallorca) , it presents a selection of...

16/11/2012

Luci Gutiérrez: "English is not easy".

A guide to the English language. By Luci Gutiérrez.
metalocus, TERESA DEL PRADO.
A guide to the English language, serious but in an entertaining way. The graphic designer Luci Gutiérrez proposes a new way to approach the learning of this language.

Learning a new language is easier when we approach it from an entertaining perspective. "English is not easy" is a curious illustrated guide to the English language, in which the drawings of the graphic designer Luci Gutiérrez illustrate us some of the most common issues from the teaching of this language.

In addition to...

15/11/2012

INSIDE OUT, 5 COLLECTIONS

Galería Astarte. [MA] 15/11/2012 > 12/01/2013
metalocus, PEDRO NAVARRO
Hoy se inaugura por segundo año consecutivo y tras la extraordinaria acogida de la exposición de "Inside Out, 6 Colecciones" que abrió la temporada pasada. Los trabajos se podrán ver hasta el próximo 12 de enero en la Galería Astarte. Tiene muy buena pinta, no conocemos al resto de artistas pero sí a Ana y os traemos algunas imágenes de una de nuestras artistas preferidas, Ana Sánchez.

As a second consecutive year and after the outstanding acceptance of the Exhibition Inside Out, 6 Collections that opened last season, we now open Inside Out, 5 Collections asample whose exhibiting strategy is different and innovating and is specially addressed to collectors.

5 artists working and reflecting on 5...

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