12Miradas::Riverside is a cultural action program which puts contemporary creation in centre stage as its tool of choice for achieving its goals. This initiative is being promoted by Coorporación Hijos de Rivera and the Laboratorio Creativo Vilaseco, and developed by artistic director Carlos Quintáns.
Isaac Julien’s nine-screen installation, premiering at Victoria Miro, traverses a collection of Lina Bo Bardi’s most iconic buildings, offering a meditation on the iconic work and on the legacy of the visionary modernist architect and designer (1914–1992).
Lina Bo Bardi ‘A Marvellous Entanglement’
Exhibition 7 June–27 July 2019
Full info: https://www.victoria-miro.com/exhibitions/543/
Victoria Miro, 16 Wharf Road, London N1 7RW
When objects are removed from their original context, they can be arranged, collected, misunderstood and exotisized. Blue Curry and Fernando Martín Godoy, two artists from abroad living in London, bring their divergent practices together to consider the role that context plays.
Curry‘s work is playful and direct in its use of materials and in the symbolic possibilities of the found objects he works with. Martín Godoy’s paintings and drawings are more guarded in their approach to the object, obscuring it almost entirely and demanding the viewer’s time and observation skills before its presence materialises. In the conjunction of their works a conversation takes place, where elegance and humor lead to a number of reflections about the real and the fictive, the superficial and the transcendental.
The cultural program 12miradas, which promotes Art and Creativity, presents its first international workshop in New Jersey (USA) hosted by Mana Contemporary NJ led by Galician artist Antonio Murado who is living in New York for over 20 years. Supported by Riverside (Hijos de Rivera Corporation). This workshop is open to Spanish and US citizens from all over the world or residents either of the two countries. The program is aimed at visual and decorative arts professionals and will run from 4 to 9 October this year. Deadline for applications: July 31st 2019.
This summer, the National Gallery, as part of its Spanish season, will show a select number of works by Bartolomé Bermejo (about 1440–about 1501), one of Spain’s most innovative and accomplished painters active in the second half of the 15th century.
Immortality it’s possible. At least for the Turritopsis dohrnii, popularly known as the immortal jellyfish. Silently invading our waters, this creature will reproduce and then, faced with the normal career path of dying, it will opt instead to revert to a sexually immature stage. And not just once: it will do it over and over again, eternally flowing into the sea. With no organs or brain to focus on, the only way to research on this creature is by observing its movements that constantly repeat.
Javier Arce “Map of the Mould” en No20 Arts
No20 Arts is delighted to present Map of the Mould, a solo exhibition by Javier Arce. Featuring works on paper,
installations and a video piece, Map of the Mould is the first solo show of the Spanish artist in the UK. The
exhibition is part of the ongoing collaboration established between Galeria Carles Taché and No 20 Arts based
on the common interest in promoting artists beyond their geographical contexts.
The phrase “Map of the Mould” comes from Arce’s reinterpretation of a verse in the poem Song for the rainy season
by American poet Elizabeth Bishop as she reflects on the house that her partner, Lota de Macedo, built for the
two of them in the Amazon rainforest. The emotional connection with the natural environment that exudes from
Bishop’s words is also the unifying thread in Javier Arce’s latest series of works.
The artworks included in this exhibition develop from Arce’s decision to relocate to a cabin in the mountains
of Cantabria, the forest region in the north of Spain where he is originally from. Contrary to the common
implications that a remote cabin might evoke, this decision was not a quest for isolated loneliness but rather, an
exercise to foster creativity by connecting with nature, an opportunity to re-evaluate contemporary society and
the relationship between the two of them.
About the artist
Javier Arce (b. 1973, Santander, Spain) received his Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art from the Basque Country University, a degree in Engraving from the Escuela de Arte in Oviedo, and his Masters in Sculpture from the Wimbledon School of Fine Art. Arce has received several honours including Mención de Honor Generación 2007 in Madrid, the Fundación Arte y Derecho (2008) in Spain, and the International Studio & Curatorial Program grant (2009) in New York.
His latest individual exhibitions include The First Loan Exhibition. The bastard museum, CAB, Burgos, Spain; This could be a show of historical importance, Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb; as well as his interventions in Espai 13 at Miró Foundation in Barcelona, and Espai Quatre, Casal Solleric, Majorca.
About No 20 Arts
Opened in January 2017, No 20 Arts is a centre for contemporary arts. A multi-functional space, the gallery hosts
a programme of exhibitions, performances and events that support emerging and established artists working
across all media.
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Photo Javier Arce, Gezi Taksim (Parque), 2015