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“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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“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!!!!

“Intervalos en mente (tributo a José Guerrero)”- Acrílico sobre muro.-2014

Ivan Izquierdo

“Intervalos en mente (tributo a José Guerrero)”-Animación

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

Videoclip “LA PALISA” from the spanish band “PABLITO”

Pablito “La Palisa” from Pablito on Vimeo.

Pizzas rolling across the desert,  Hawaiian dolls leaving from guns , gunmen chewing gum , rolling polyhedron as dry bushes between a duel to the death , dream characters into a ” Saloon”  … All these images and many others are the last part of the video that I directed and animated .

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It is the  video for the band from Madrid ” PABLITO “ for his song, “LA PALISA “ that is part of his first album to be released in the first quarter of 2014 , under the title “Do not fear the markets. ”

The video is made ​​entirely with digital drawings on old photographs and film stills from ” western” classic, it is a free interpretation of some visual clichés intertwined with the history of the song’s lyrics .

Technically the clip is made with Photoshop and After effect.
I hope you like it and enjoy it as much as I did realizing it …

http://somospablito.com/

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“Rendez les Mois” video of Matthias de Groof

Video of the belgian artist Matthias de Groof with whom I collaborated by providing typography for the Festival De Oase, Nijmegen (Holanda)

rendez les moi ENG (work in progress) from Matthias De Groof on Vimeo.

Text by Léon-Gontran Damas
Graphics by Ivan Izquierdo
Music by Miles (Bitches Brew)
Directed by Matthias De Groof

Presentation of the book “TRN en la casa de la Palmera”

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Next Thursday June 20th at 20:30 pm will be the presentation of the book “TRN at La Casa de la Palmera” in PLACCTON.
“A memory book developed by TRN cultural program for one year, in Chana. This  Book was the opportunity to re-think TRN, reflect on the lessons and challenges experienced in that time and think formulas that give continuity the initiative “say the authors Antonio Collados and Fernando Garcia.
Inside the book  we can check  part of the exhibition project “Scene and Structure”  that I developed with Pedro Osakar in 2011.

TRN en La Casa de la Palmera from trn on Vimeo.

+info: http://www.trn-lab.info/
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Clip “La Palisa” of the spanish band “Pablito”

Clip of the song “La Palisa” , of the band from Madrid “Pablito”, and made from a selection of my animations of these last years…

Pablito – La palisa (FESTI MADTASTE) from Pablito on Vimeo.

Liesbeth Tjon A Meeuw interview- Ivan Izquierdo & Toufik Medjamia.

Sensational Interview-portrait  in duo with Toufik Medjamia by the journalist Liesbeth Tjon A Meeuw, in Louvain la Neuve, Brussels, on the occasion of IFAA 2012, December 2012.

LINKS

IFAA- www.ifaa-platform.org
Liesbeth Tjon A Meeuw – liesbeth-tjonameeuw.blogspot.nl/
Toufik Medjamia- http://toofik.com/

“Ho Chi Minh (city nº 2)”

“Ho Chi Minh (city nº 2)”

“Ho Chi Minh (city nº 2)” from Ivan Izquierdo on Vimeo.

Cu Chí, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam
Octubre 2012
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Cõi vĩnh hằng I.I. (part 1 and 2)

cõi vĩnh hằng I.I. (part 1) from Ivan Izquierdo on Vimeo.

cõi vĩnh hằng I.I. (part 2) from Ivan Izquierdo on Vimeo.

Cõi vĩnh hằng I.I. (part 1 and 2)  “D.E.P. I.I. (primera parte)”
Cu Chì, Vietnam, 2012
Ivan Izquierdo

Chiến tranh dưa hấu (pastèques de guerre)

Dos últimos lanzamientos en Cu chì, Vietnam.
Chiến tranh dưa hấu
(pastèques de guerre nºI y II)
2012
Ivan Izquierdo

“Chiến tranh dưa hấu” (pasteques de guerre) from Ivan Izquierdo on Vimeo.

Chiến tranh dưa hấu (pastèques de guerre nºII) from Ivan Izquierdo on Vimeo.

Nueva animación “Ho Chi Minh (city nºI)”

“Ho Chi Minh (city nºI)” from Ivan Izquierdo on Vimeo.

Septiembre 2012 en Cu Chí, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam.

Animación “Jeu de L’oie (insert coin)”

Jeu de l’oie (Insert Coin) from Ivan Izquierdo on Vimeo.

Septiembre en Cu Chí, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam.

“Double/Averroes/Vérité”

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Cuatro animaciones pertenecientes a la instalación  “Double/Averroes/Vérité”    desarrollado para la exposición colectiva “Orient’Art Express, 2ème édition”  en  la  Galerie d’art Bd. Moulay El Hassa, Oudja (Marruecos)
Julio-Agosto 2011

(la instalación se completó con 4 animaciones más)
Comisario:
Azzeddine Abdelouhabi