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Deconstructing ab Borjas

Exposición “Deconstructing ab Borjas” enmarcada dentro del “I Congreso Xàtiva, Historia, Cultura e Identidad – ELS BORJA EN L’ART”www.xativacult.com que se celebrará en la ciudad de Xàtiva entre el 4 y 7 de mayo, muestra la particular visión de los Borgia de 17 artistas:
Juan Antonio Baños, Jesús Ángel Bordetas, Pol Coronado, Daniel Coves, Deih, Daniel Galván, Jesús Herrera, Iván Izquierdo, Yann Leto, Chema López, Sergio Luna, MADAFAKA & The Toxic Kiwis, Paco Montañes, Miguel Carlos Montesinos, Marta Pina, J. Daniel Sanz y Antonio Velfín
“Deconstructing ab Borjas” se podrá visitar en el Convento de San Domenec de Xàtiva durante todo el mes de mayo

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ROTA FORTUNAE- YANGO BIENNAL in Kinshasa, R.D.Congo

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Ideally, life would be a straight path forward. People would always know where they are going, they would always be able to move on and leave things behind. However, it is a common place observation that life moves forward in a cyclical fashion, repeating basic laws and patterns, with each cycle widening its scope and complexity, building upon gains in knowledge and experience.

The message behind the Fortune Wheel is that luck may be upon us and then suddenly gone, only to return later again in a cyclical movement of ups and downs.

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This inevitable round of existence affects people both individually and collectively, according to the capricious nature of fate, generally represented in medieval art by the godess Fortune., who spins the Wheel.

This mural depicts two giant wheels of fortune rolling by inertia, without a goddess guiding them, and encountering obstacles in their way, which will make them move faster or slower. These obstacles are represented by objects, shapes and surreal elements inspired by the city of Kinshasa, such as the colors of the Congolese flag, electrical cables running through the city, heads carrying bowls filled bread and diamonds,plants , animals, colors …

It should work as a metaphor for life, a wheel of life which keeps rolling, YANGO.

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CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL THE PHOTOS OF THIS MURAL

“La hora cultural” TVE

“La hora cultural” del canal 24h hace un par de días ofreció un reportaje a la exposición “La persona y el verbo” dedicada al genial poeta Jaime Gil de Biedma, comisariada por Pablo Sycet y en la cual participo con una obra.

Aquí podéis verlo de nuevo.

http://www.rtve.es/…/tarde-24-horas-hora-cultural-…/2991596/

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“La persona y el verbo, 25 años despues de la muerte de Jaime Gil de Biedma” SEAP-Malaga

Tomorrow opens at SEAP of Malaga, “La persona y el verbo, 25 años despues de la muerte de Jaime Gil de Biedma” an exhibition curated by Pablo Sycet and where I have the pleasure to participate with a portrait of the poet, entitled “Para una colección particular “Catalogo-JGdB01

Double pleasure because it had long ago without exposing with a friend and great artist Jose Ramon Lozano.

The opening is at 20:00 in the SEAP of Malaga, Plaza de la Constitution, 7. See you there!

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YANGO- I BIENAL DE KINSHASA

I am glad to announce that I have been invited to participate in the Biennal of Contemporary Art in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.

In a few days I will upload more information about this project.

+INFO: http://yangobiennale.org/


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“APERTURA EN NEGRO” Centro José Guerrero (Granada, España)

On Friday 26 September took place at the “Centro José Guerrero” a multidisciplinary event “APERTURA EN NEGRO” celebrating the centenary of José Guerrero, a national and international reference in the movement of Abstract Expressionism and where I had the pleasure of being invited to participate along with other artists, musicians, poets and dancers. For the event I made a digital animation “Intervalos en mente (tributo a José Guerrero)” and an improvisation mural on the second floor of the center.


I want to thank this invitation here first Sonsoles Pizarro and Antonio Collados (Editorial Ciengramos and TRN), which have been the coordinators and curators of APERTURA EN NEGRO. Secondly Yolanda Romero, director of the Center, and his team for organizing this kind of “acts” that link different artistic expressions in one night, in an emblematic place like this in a city where contemporary culture paradoxically is almost always walk by “the back street”.


I must say that for me to be able to participate in “Opening in Black” has been an honor and a pleasure, far beyond sharing that night with the artists and spectators there assistants, also, was more the fact of showing my work in place that has been essential in my artistic training.

Centro al que durante mis años de formación universitaria y posteriormente he acudido decenas o cientos de veces, descubriendo a nuevos artistas, nuevas exposiciones que han dejado un poso en mi manera de ver la vida y el arte. “Melodrama”, “Richard Avedon”, “Laooconte devorado”, “Guerrero/Scully”, “Juliao Sarmento”, “Desacuerdos”, otro grandísimo granadíno como “Val del Omar”, etc. son sólo algunos ejemplos de exposiciones que este mágnifico centro ha ofrecido en nuestra ciudad y que sín ellas creo que muchos de nosotros quedaríamos prácticamente “huerfanos” en lo que a arte contemporáneo se refiere, salvando unas pocas excepciones.

Esta ciudad parece preferir lo conservador y lo “rancio” en cuanto al arte, exponer figuras de “imaginería” religiosa u obras de dudosa calidad parecen ser lo único que atrae la atención de nuestros conciudadanos, y no es que esto me moleste, pero cuando se convierte en un contínuo e incluso una invasión de los pocos espacios expositivos de la ciudad, pues a uno le tocan la moral.

Una auténtica pena, que de una facultad de Bellas Artes de la cual han salido grandes artistas, granadinos o no, como Jesus Zurita, Carlos Aires, Santiago Ydañez, Paco Pomet, Valeriano López, Angeles Agrela, José Piñar, Juan Antonio Baños, Fernando Bayona, Simon Zabell, Marina Vargas, Antonio Montalvo, Helí García, etc. por nombrar solamente unos pocos… que triunfan nacional e internacionalmente, y sin embargo en contadas ocasiones hemos tenído el placer de ver sus obras en Granada. Aunque se mostrasen dudo mucho que el “granaino” de a pie las apreciaría… en fín solo quería referirme a esta situación por que encuentro un simíl con el “Centro José Guerrero”, enclavado en el corazón de la ciudad pero al mismo tiempo obviado por una gran multitud de granadinos; o con la própia figura de Guerrero, un importantísimo artista de su talla que nos dejó el único Centro de Arte Contemporáneo que tenemos y aún así hace unos años, y celebrando su décimo aniversario, estuvo a punto de desaparecer…

Para concluir con esta pequeña reflexión sólo quería reafirmar, de nuevo, la importancia y el valor que este centro tiene dentro de una ciudad como Granada y desear que continue siendo así durante muchos años más.

¡¡¡LARGA VIDA AL CENTRO JOSÉ GUERRERO!!!!

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PhotoStreet – “Arxiu Intervingut”

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Comisarios: Fernando Gomez de la Cuesta y Dani Cardona.

Un proyecto comisariado por Dani Cardona y Fernando Gómez de la Cuesta, con la participación de: Andrés Pachón, Juan Antonio García, Ivan Izquierdo, Cecilia Paredes, Sophie Truant, Isadora Keps, Julia Geiser, Victor Moragues (Wct Mrg), Nauzet Mayor (Nau Set), Veronica Ruth Frias, Veru Ichéy Marcelo Viquez (Negro Diogo).

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En la segunda edición de PhotoStreet, PalmaPhoto rinde homenaje a la historia de la fotografía, para reinterpretarla y trasladarla al momento actual. Viajemos en el tiempo: 1854, París.- El fotógrafo Disdéri patenta las tarjetas de visita, fotografías montadas sobre un papel más grueso de unos 64 X 102 mm, muy utilizadas por la burguesía menos pudiente debido a que eran mucho más económicas que los retratos fotográficos. Rápidamente la moda se extendió por toda Europa, convirtiéndose incluso en objeto de coleccionismo y recibiendo el nombre de tarjetomanía. Fueron utilizadas hasta principios del S.XX, cuando aparece la “Brownie Camera” de kodak, ésta cámara, bajo el lema “you push de button, we do the rest”, se convirtió en un verdadero fenómeno de masas y, al democratizar la fotografía, marcó el fín de la tarjetomanía. 2014, Palma de Mallorca.- 160 años después de la aparición de las tarjetas de visita, PalmaPhoto recupera la tarjetomanía. Doce imágenes de principios del siglo pasado, realizadas con la finalidad de ser utilizadas como tarjetas de visita, son seleccionadas y entregadas a doce artistas. Éstos artistas son invitados a intervenir y manipular libremente las imágenes, convirtiéndolas en una muestra de las diferentes visiones contemporáneas de la fotografía actual.
+info: http://palmaphoto.es/es/photostreet/

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Entre lo geométrico y lo orgánico: un español en la Meet Factory dePraga

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El pasado 9 de Abril se publicó en RADIO PRAGA una entrevista que me realizó Carlos Ferrer, aquí os dejo un extracto y  el enlace en la que podréis esucharla y leerla al completo.

“Puede entenderse así la exposición como una serie de obras, como un mosaico, o como el laberinto formado por los huecos entre lámina y lámina, que representan los túneles de la obra de Kafka, y a su manera, los túneles y pasajes de la ciudad de Praga. En el contraste hallamos la oposición entre lo interior y lo exterior, lo racional y lo irracional. Una confrontación similar tratará de ofrecer Izquierdo en el proyecto central de su estancia, la elaboración de un enorme mural en una de las paredes externas de la Meet Factory, como explica.”

LINK- RadioPraga-“Entre lo geométrico y lo orgánico: un español en la Meet Factory dePraga”

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PROPHECIES OF DAYDREAMING

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“PROPHECIES OF DAYDREAMING”

In popular culture of ancient Greece it was a common belief that our dreams possessed the ability to see into the future. These dreams were considered messages from the gods, which connected people to divinities and the destinies of their lives. Aristotle remained skeptical to this belief however, as discussed in his work Parva Naturalia, and regarded dreams as mere coincidences. More than 2000 years later we continue to find similar common beliefs in the power and meaning of dreams. Why? Is there still a basic human need for superstition? And if so, how can one contemplate the value of superstitions in relation to deductive thinking and religious persuasions.

The title for the show «Prophecies of daydreaming» is inspired by the ancient belief in divinatory dreams and embodies the collaboration between the two artists- merging aspects of history, mythology, fairytales, symbolism, philosophy and poetry. In this exhibition Ivan Izquierdo and Anders Grønlien show newly created work in painting, sculpture, video and installation that revolve freely around the historical artistic representations of 12th century Muslim philosopher Averroes, born in Cordoba.

Through the work the artists connect to Michael Barry’s lecture The True Moor of Venice given at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in which he discussed the presence of Islamic influence in art and philosophy in 14th – 16th century Renaissance Italy. Barry identifies the Muslim philosopher Averroes as the middle figure of the painting known as «The 3 Philosophers» by Italian painter Giorgione. The paintings produced by Izquierdo and Grønlien for Prophecies of daydreaming have chosen to adapt this central piece of art history along side other historic representations of the philosopher.

A public sculpture found in Cordoba of a bearded man with a turban, a generic image as an artistic attempt to commemorate Averroes, signifies the local importance of philosophy. This sculpture makes the basis for a collaborative work between the 2 artists which uses the representation of Averroes, in its site-specificcontext of Cordoba, referencing the idea that philosophical thinking can flow in and out of cultural relevance and how philosophical ideas can be considered obsolete, erased by political force, history or censorship. The work, “Think, prey and do drugs” also makes references to psychedelic art and forms of drug induced higher consciousness, and how this in turn can relate to religious thinking or deductive philosophical reasoning. The artists also collaborate with another piece, “The Little Anarchist”, drawing inspiration from Greek sculpture, Islamic geometrical ornamentation, portraits of philosophers, religious symbols, and saints. Some of the sculpture on display, created to open a poetic interpretation for the audience, has been made using ancient techniques in collaboration with the advice and facilities of local ceramic artisans and bronze workers in Hinojosa del Duque and Granada.

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The exhibtion will include a parralel program of activities, in and outside of CoMbo, where the central theme and the significance of Averroes will continue to be investigated.

About the artists:

Anders Grønlien is multidisciplinary artist born in 1979 in Norway. He received his master’s degree from the Academy of fine arts in Prague, Czech Republic in 2009. Since then he has shown work in galleries and institutions in the Czech Republic, Norway, France and Spain. Most recently he has been artist in residency at the Cité des arts in Paris, France. Anders is currently living in Cordoba, working to help construct and run daily operations at Combo, in collaboration with La Fragua artist residency. For more information please visit www.andersgronlien.com

Ivan Izquierdo was born in La Zubia, Granada, in 1983. He received his degree in fine arts in 2006 and is currently doing his PhD in Granada. His work has been exhibited in Ho Chi Minh City, Paris, Sao Paulo, Berlin, Nijmegen, Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Valencia and Málaga. He has received several grants for artistic creation including the FPDV in Ho Chi Minh city (Vietnam), IFAA Project, Louvain la Neuve (Belgium), Centre D’art Contemporain pour Essaouira (Morocco), Inspirarte (Valencia), CRIDA, Palma de Mallorca. In March Ivan will be an artist in residence at Prague’s “Meet Factory” with support from the Spanish Embassy in Madrid. For more information please visit www.ivanizquierdo.com

LAS PROFECÍAS DE LA ENSOÑACION / PROPHECIES OF DAYDREAMING

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La Fragua artist residency is delighted to announce the grand opening of Combo- a newborn independent space for the arts- in the city of Cordoba with the exhibition Prophecies of daydreaming, the second psychedelic collaboration between Spanish artist Ivan Izquierdo and Norwegian artist Anders Grønlien through La Fragua Artist Residency.

In this exhibition Ivan Izquierdo and Anders Grønlien will show newly created work in painting, sculpture, video and installation which revolve freely around historical artistic representations the 12th century Muslim philosopher Averroes, born in Cordoba. The title «Prophecies of daydreaming» is inspired by the ancient belief in divinatory dreams and embodies the collaboration between the two artists- merging aspects of history, mythology, fairytales, symbolism, philosophy and poetry.

We warmly invite you to join us on Friday March 7th at 8pm to celebrate our new endeavor in the big city! Hope you can make it.

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Calle García Lovera 5, 14002 Córdoba (Spain)
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Exhibition “Tinta Plana” Christian M. Walter. Silkscreen Studio (Seville)

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The past November 29  opened “Tinta plana” in the  “El Butron”  in Seville , in it will be displayed graphic works made in the Walter Christian Studio silkscreen over recent years.
In it I have the pleasure to participate with the silkscreen “Pasolini tenia razon” that I did in 2012, with Christian, and we can see a selection of works by these artists:

Valentín Albardíaz, Ángeles Agrela, Waldo Balart, Enrique Brinkmann, Rosa Brun, Chema Cobo, Carlos Galera, Alejandro Gorafe, Luis Gordillo, José Guerrero, Julio Juste, José Mª Larrondo, Rogelio López Cuenca, Carlos Miranda & Juan Aguilar, Joaquín Peña-Toro, José Piñar, Paco Pomet, Miguel Rodríguez-Acosta, Irene Sánchez, Juan Domingo Santos, Soledad Sevilla, Mar Solís, Gonzalo Tena, Juan Vida, Santiago Ydáñez, Simon Zabell, Jesús Zurita…

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The exhibition is being curated by Joaquín Peña-Toro and will take place from November 29 until January 17 at the “El Butron” in Seville, Spain.

RETURN OF VIETNAM I / Cu Chi Experience/ Moulin des Arts de Saint -Rémy, France

L’atelier Blanc is pleased to invite you to the Moulin des Arts de Saint -Rémy Friday, October 18 at 18h for the opening of this extraordinary exhibition . Discover the amazing creations and dive into the atmosphere recreates a home in Vietnam !
It awaits a buffet specially cooked for the occasion !
See you soon ,
Team L’atelier Blanc
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RETURN OF VIETNAM I / Cu Chi Experience

Sophie Bacquié / Itzio Barberena / Catherine Burki / Huong Dao /
Xavier de Kepper / Eric Gossec / Flora Kam / Ivan Izquierdo /
Lã Quy Tùng / Ngo Thuy Duyen / Gaëlle Vaillant
October 19 to December 22, 2013

> Opening: Friday , October 18 at 18h
in the presence of invited Vietnamese Quy Lã Tùng and artists Midi- Pyrenees, Sophie Bacquié , Xavier De Kepper artist Eric Gossec

After three months of residency at Vietnam , three artists from Midi- Pyrenees, Xavier de Kepper , Eric and Sophie Bacquié Gossec , have a return of the work at the Moulin des Arts they produced locally from Quy Lã Tùng , artist Vietnamese guest. Artist , architect and decorator of the biggest movie sets Vietnamese Quy Lã Tùng welcomed them in his unique workshop of 300 m2 located in the province of Cu Chi 30km from Ho Chi Minh City, the former Saigon. In a rich dynamic of exchange , other artists from France but also from Vietnam , Spain or Mexico shared and nurtured the artistic and human adventure. Thus, to discover in this exhibition the works of Itzio Barberena Catherine Burki , Dao Huong Flora Kam , Ivan Izquierdo , Ngo Thuy Duyen and Gaëlle Vaillant . Catherine Burki wrote: ” All participants of this residence tried by different attitudes and mediums to draw their inspiration for this extraordinary place . To each his gripping the world and the confrontation between self and other , requirements and finding a rhythm part. The purpose of the residence was to provoke questioning and its adaptation to other ways of being in the world. ”

In experiments exploration, trade in shares , this multidisciplinary exhibition ” Return of Vietnam I ”  This exposes the plural from 19 October to Mill Arts and show a different day in the month of White Workshop November. Both refunds , scénographiées by Lã Quy Tùng Eric Gossec and Xavier de Kepper come into resonance until December 22 to transcribe the stronger this tasty alchemy.

This adventure was created by the duo Xavier de Kepper and Lã Quy Tùng FPDV in collaboration with the Association , supported by the association White Workshop , supported by the French Institute and the Midi- Pyrenees.
This exhibition is organized in the framework of the Year of France – Vietnam Nam Phap Viet Nam 2013-2014.
www.anneefrancevietnam.com

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“Deconstructing Menese”

From July 5 to September 1 will take place the exhibition “Deconstructing Menese” at the Museum of Contemporary Art “Jose Maria Moreno Galvan” (La Puebla de Cazalla, Seville).

Group exhibition involving over 30 artists including Francisco Moreno Galvan, Murdo Ortiz, Patricio Hidalgo, Helí Garcia, Ildefonso Cecilia, etc..

Details piece that participate, the diptych “Meneses (a pair)” drawing mixed media on canvas 55×65 cm (each piece) and hung on the wall I made last year in the same Museum “Penitencia en verde (to Francisco Moreno Galvan) ”

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El díptico “Menese (a pares)” sobre el mural “Penitencia en verde (a Francisco Moreno Galvan)”
Intervención de dos dibujos sobre el mural pintado en 2012
Intervención de dos dibujos sobre el mural pintado en 2012
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Detalle- “Menese (a pares)” Díptico-dibujo derecha

En la misma jornada de la inauguración de dicha exposición, fuimos invitados Mudo Ortiz, Ildefonso Cecilia, Patricio Hidalgo y uno mismo, a realizar varias obras en directo y algunos “Stencil” en relación con el cante jondo por distintas partes de La Puebla de Cazalla.

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A la izquierda obra de Ivan Izquierdo y a la derecha obra de Murdo Ortiz
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– Deconstructing Menese- Diferentes Stencil (de Izq a drch) Patricio Hidalgo, Murdo Ortiz, Ildefonso Cecilia e Ivan Izquierdo
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