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Elmgreen and Dragset

Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset (Copenhagen, Denmark, 1961; Trondheim, Norway, 1961) made a name for themselves in the mid 1990s as a two-man collaborative through their actions and installations which very soon stood out by virtue of their strong social and political orientation. A good example of that are their celebrated Powerless Structures, a suite of works developed throughout time and in which the artists explore the notion of space in all its manifold possibilities of meaning and function. In this series, the reversion of terms in the purest Foucauldian  [ → ]

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Erik Beltrán y Bernardo Ortiz

The work of Erick Beltrán (Mexico City, 1974) focuses on an ongoing research into, and reflection on, the mechanisms articulating systems of thought, particularly those concerning the power relations existing between the process of publishing and the construction of discourse. Taking his starting point in diagrams, compiling information, placements in media or lectures, Beltrán addresses the way in which images are defined, validated, organised, classified, selected, reproduced and distributed to create political, economic and cultural discourses in contemporary society, as well as how publishing defines our world and the power  [ → ]

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Chiara Fumai

The performative practice of Italian artist Chiara Fumai (Rome, Italy, 1978) belongs to the tradition of female psychics, who are ‘spoken by’ different controversial entities, which the artist freely (mis)interprets and combines into new stories, questioning their symbolic meaning and representation in the mind of the viewer. Dealing with radical feminism, media culture, language and repression, her starting point is performance, later transformed into installations, videos, collages and performative displays. In the framework of this project at MUSAC the artist will present two performances. Chiara Fumai Reads Valerie Solanas is  [ → ]

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Alistair Gentry

Alistair Gentry (Bedford, UK, 1973) is a writer and artist. Recent works involve oratory, storytelling, and extensively researched factual content derived earnestly or satirically from scientific forms and research methods. He has been artist-in-residence for the Genomics Policy & Research Forum at the University of Edinburgh and for New Media Scotland, and was awarded an Artist Fellowship by Arts Council England and English Heritage (the national agency for historic buildings and archaeological sites). He is the author of two novels, numerous short stories, critical articles on artists, contemporary art and  [ → ]

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Terence Gower

Terence Gower (British Columbia, Canada, 1965) works on a number of bodies of work at once, each developed over several years. In the past decade the artist’s work has focused on a critical re-reading of the modern movement and its utopian bent. A desire to re-examine the notion of progress—a term corrupted by the excesses of technological modernism—has fuelled his research on the post-war period and has led to a search for models from the past that might still be relevant today. He has done extensive work about modern architecture  [ → ]

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Jaime Vallaure y Rafael Lamata

This piece titled ABC de la performance by Jaime Vallaure (Oviedo, Spain, 1965), Rafael Lamata (Valencia, Spain, 1959) and Daniela Musicco characterized as a stewardess, is a pivotal work in the history of video performance in Spain. With a heightened sense of humour and breeziness, this piece offers us an exploration of performance, its codes and languages. The authors use a simple and readily recognisable structure: a tour of the alphabet in order to, with each letter, peruse ways of doing, resources, possibilities and doubts having to do with the  [ → ]

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Loreto Martínez Troncoso

The practice of Loreto Martínez Troncoso (Vigo, Spain, 1978) has its groundbases in performance, the inscription of her biography in a number of social codifications and, first and foremost, the constituent power of the voice and the word. She temporarily inhabits, or uses, certain conventions to address identity and the processes by which said identity is conformed, shared, changed, fictionalised and determined by normative institutions or contexts. The artist uses texts, the written or spoken word, language and silence to build situations and narratives. Performances, sound pieces, journals, videos, installations,  [ → ]

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Javier Peñafiel

From his poetic stance and using the voice as a connecting thread, Peñafiel’s work as a whole draws a path through history, recovering the —both documented and sensed— presence of key figures who chose critical thought as a way of fighting and resistance. In research projects and long-term works —already presented at Galería Joan Prats, in Barcelona— including Distancia, miento on the figure of Ruth Berlau (Bertolt Brecht’s sentimental and working partner), or Locución Merkel-Bachelet, a fictional encounter between Michelle Bachelet and Angela Merkel in a tram in the German  [ → ]

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Falke Pisano

La práctica artística de Falke Pisano (Ámsterdam, Holanda, 1978) está marcada por modos de traslación, de trasposición y de recuperación. Figuras de pensamiento, motivos y referencias que se repiten, reutilizan y rearticulan en el contexto del constante esfuerzo de autorreflexión y autocuestionamiento emprendido por la artista. Para ella, el diagrama es la matriz en la que esta vertiente de su método de trabajo encuentra su expresión más visible, pues no sirve únicamente para seguir las evoluciones y recurrencias que se dan en un conjunto de obras como ‘Figures of Speech’  [ → ]