LONDON. Ira Lombardía “SCAN-AR #2. ARTISTS RESIDENCY”. July 2018. Scan Project Room
Ira Lombardía (Asturias, Spain, 1977) is the selected artist for the second edition of SCAN summer residency program. She will be occupying the SCAN project room as her studio and production space during the month of July.
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.
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.
Transcription // Non-Stop Drawing Action
The gallery was left exactly as it was: on the table sits the last doodle of an exhausted mind. Upon entering the small room, you feel as though you are walking onto a crime scene. You can’t help but try to solve the puzzle, reconstructing what the artist must have been feeling. Olga Diego’s experiment shows us that putting the creative process under extreme conditions can access ideas buried deep in our psyche.
The Spanish artist Olga Diego is doing from today (16/01/18-12h) an artistic experiment that aims to explore the limits of the mind in a creative process. She is, since 12:00 noon, drawing at SCAN project Room in London, without stopping for as many days as her mind-body can resist without taking any rest.
Diego will not stop drawing even while eating, drinking, or doing any kind of physiological activity. She will take the paper with her and continue drawing at the same time. She will create a space with no imposed time limit, and where the creative mind could reach unknown places. Nor will she stop drawing in order to sleep because she will stay awake and draw day and night.
An experiment that maybe could answer questions such as: What is the mind capable of creating in an unknown context, or when it is subjected to extreme exhaustion? What are we able to draw when we do not have a time limit for it? As here the artist’s mind will be placed between absolute freedom and the limitation of its own capacity and resistance. How will this be reflected in the graphic image on paper? This graphic document together with the audio-visual documentation of the action will be material of a later study.
The action will be shown on live streaming on Internet until the end. This way, viewers will be able to see the action not only in the same exhibition space, but also on their computer from anywhere in the world, and at any time while the action is taking place.
The result will be a transcription of the different states of mind in the shape of graphic creation. These drawings will be on exhibit at the SCAN PROJECT ROOM from 20 January until 3 February.
Check out our #6toSee for July 2017, a selection of six art exhibitions at some of the London’s best art galleries. Our critics pick the six must-see art exhibitions in London for this month. We hope you like them!
‘Future Archaeologies’ is a sculptural installation by Spanish artist Fran Meana that combines analog and digital techniques, contemporary art, visual anthropology and science fiction to construct an industrial archeology archive. The project takes the work of the architect Joaquín Vaquero Palacios (Oviedo 1900-Madrid 1998) as a starting point to explore our industrial past and approach the current debate on energy management.
Copperfield Gallery and SCAN present ‘Miseratione non mercede‘, with works by David Escalona, Julia Varela, Oscar Santillan and Marco Godoy. Translated to ‘compassion not gain’, the title draws on a Latin inscription in an old operating theatre. Hidden in the roof of the nearby St Thomas’s Church this was a space where those without money could receive pre-anaesthetic surgical treatment.
Copperfield gallery in London announces the first UK solo exhibition of Marco Godoy (b. 1986 Madrid) which follows his Royal College of Art MA (2014) and subsequent inclusion in group exhibitions at Palais de Tokyo and Centre Pompidou.