Getting down to writing about Mª José Arceo’s latest artistic project ‘Future Dust’ is as difficult as trying to sum it up in just a few lines. If it’s an origin story you’re after, you could say that it all started with 2014’s eXXpedition Crew, which set sail for Martinique from Lanzarote, crossing the Atlantic as part of UNESCO’s Atlantic Odyssey. 14 women embarked on the journey: scientists, designers, film-makers, biologists, ecologists, and an artist, María. With the help of her expedition partners, she was able to explore the impact of microplastics on our environment and our lives. To achieve this, she started to gather up all the microplastics that she came across in order to create little crystal installations that would be shown in her future exhibits. Anyone who sees one of these artistic interventions finds themselves faced with a poignant story about microplastics that begins and ends with us.
The constant shift in a sense of identity set against the endless fluctuation of people and narratives are the conditions in which artist Andrés Pereira Paz likes to operate. His works examine the role that pre-Hispanic and postcolonial arts and crafts play in the construction of cultural identity. Appropriating Andean imagery he explores how the collective and individual can both support and undermine one another in this process.
Exhibition: ‘If I do nothing’ (Matt Calderwood, Stephanie Mann and Josep Maynou) curated by Luz Massot
At SCAN Project Room. From 19 April until 20 May 2018. London.
It has been observed that a condition of impending doom haunts millennial culture. How quickly the dark omens become real (or unreal or are for now deferred) remains to be seen. There is a kind of anxiety in a state of negative anticipation, and yet a dark pleasure, but it is evident we feel ourselves at a threshold. The aim of this exhibition is to stimulate a mutual energy, a static spark in still air like a state of expectation or risk.
Maddox Arts presents Dionisio González’s first solo exhibition in London. In order to introduce Dionisio González’s works to the London public, they will be showing two of his series “Dauphin Island” and “Inter-action”.
González shows in his works ‘surrealistic’ architecture in a natural landscape. His visionary constructions are close to Le Corbusier, projects of buildings made out of béton brut and futuristic visions of cities inspired by Japanese metabolism architecture especially Kenzo Tange and Kisho Kurokawa. But González does not limit himself only to architecture sketches. He is exploring any kind of art, getting inspiration from Italian Futurist movement, Giorgio de Chirico’s archways and Xavier Corberó’s architectural sculptures.
The contemporary art fair JustMAD9 is taking place in Madrid between 20-25 February. They have a new venue, at Nuñez de Balboa 32, which will be called JUST SPACE, is a 1,500 square metre space and is situated in one of Madrid’s most dynamic and central districts.
We sat down with the curation team, Daniel Silvo and Semíramis González, to find out a little more about them and what they’ve got in store for us in their ninth annual fair.
Last week, Madrid’s number one emerging art fair announced their move to a new space in Nuñez de Balboa 32. The new venue, which will be called JUST SPACE, is a 1,500 square metre space and is situated in one of Madrid’s most dynamic and central districts.
JustMAD9 is curated with a focus on the concept of the Encounter between Europe and Latin America and will be organized into the following sections: General Program; Brand New, a commissioned section for newly established galleries with innovative programming, to introduce them to the gallery circuit through JustMAD; and Solo Project, which will give galleries the opportunity to dedicate their stand to the work of a single artist.
Since the beginning of this month we have a great exhibition at Victoria Miro Gallery in London, a show comprising paintings and an installation of lamps by the Mexico-based Cuban-American artist Jorge Pardo.