Presentación publicación Polaritats 2015-16 / 24.04 Macba

 

PRESENTACIÓN: POLARITATS. 2015-2016.
UN AÑO DE MEDIACIÓN ARTÍSTICA

24.04.2017, Aula 0, Macba  18,30

Homesession le invita a la presentación de la publicación Polaritats 2015-2016. Un año de mediación artística, que recoge las diferentes actividades realizadas en el marco del programa de mediación Polaritats, llevado a cabo con la colaboración del grupo de investigación Art, Professió i Docència de la Facultad de Bellas Artes de la Universidad de Barcelona y gracias al soporte de las fundaciones Edmond de Rothschild.

Aula 0, MACBA el lunes 24 de abril a las 18:30h.
Entrada por plaza Joan Coromines.

El acto contará con la presencia de Olivier Collet y Jérôme Lefaure, cofundadores de Homesession; los docentes miembros del grupo de innovación Art, Professió i Docència de la Facultad de Bellas Artes de la UB: Joaquim Cantalozella, Marta Negre, Jordi Morell y Oscar Padilla; y el curador y crítico de arte Oriol Fontdevila, autor de uno de los textos del libro presentado.

La presentación será seguida de un piscolabis (col·labora Estrella Damm)

Publicación ya a la venta aqui o durante la presentación.

*Aforo limitado, confirmar asistencia a: danilo@homesession.org o 655 178 868

 

http://www.macba.cat/es/polaritats-2015-2016/1/actividades/activ

We used to be friends. Aleksandar Todorović 21/04/2017

 

 

ALEKSANDAR TODOROVIĆ. WE USED TO BE FRIENDS

April 21st 2017 / 7 pm

It’s possible to visit the exposition until April 30th sending and email to hello@aleksandartodorovic.com 

 

In 1992, Barcelona shone in a new light. The whole world saw it as the ultimate open-minded, free and modern city that brought us fantastic Olympic Games, representing a new European era. They were few critical voices mainly on a national or local level, but they got lost in a sea of celebration. Those were new times in Europe: Berlin had just resurrected itself after the reunification, Cold War was over or was at least taking some breathing time.

I remember watching the opening ceremony on TV as a child and being completely under the spell of the Olympic euphoria. At the same time, my own country was collapsing. Yugoslavia was not allowed to take part in the games due to United Nations sanctions. And while Europe’s new beginnings were celebrated in Barcelona using the motto “Amigos para siempre”, Yugoslavia was dying.

25 years on, things have taken a different turn. Spain as many other countries in Europe are faced with resurfacing fears concerning multiculturalism, and questions of how multinational a state should be are back on the table.  I’d like to investigate and review these different periods, 1992 and now. I want to look for values we have had and might have lost on the way, or are prone to lose soon.

In 1992, the Olympic Games commissioned 59 different posters designed by famous Spanish designers and artists at that time, to officially represent the games and reflect their open-minded character in their art work. I want to re-interpret this ambitious project and design and print 59 posters for my work “We used to be friends”, reflecting and challenging current issues in this context.

Aleksandar Todorović

 

Aleksandar Todorović is a restless traveler, non-media specific artist and graphic designer. He spends some time of the year based out of Bosnia & Herzegovina, but most of his work is influenced by him being on the road. One of his first loves is definitely typography, always employing a bold statement. Over the last few years, he has functioned as the backbone of the YHY FIHM art collective, art directing and producing work for several art books.

 

 

www.aleksandartodorovic.com

 

With the collaboration of:

 

 

Tiempo de presión. Matteo Guidi 4/03/2017

MATTEO GUIDI. TIEMPO DE PRESIÓN

4 de marzo de 2017 / 18:30 – 21 h

 

Tiempo de presión se inscribe en la investigación sobre la alimentación en entornos altamente condicionados que Matteo Guidi desarrolla desde 2009, la cual le ha llevado a explorar, por ejemplo, las recursivas expresiones culinarias que se desarrollan en las prisiones.

El proyecto plantea una especulación narrativa que toma como punto de partida a La Reina, la olla a presión que Fidel Castro distribuyó ampliamente entre la población cubana como parte del Plan de ahorro energético de la isla, haciéndole prácticamente un distintivo nacional.

La gestión de la imagen pública del artefacto, a cargo del propio Fidel, sirve para desplegar un juego de resonancias entre idea de un comandante próximo, más cotidiano, y las relaciones de poder explícitas e implícitas en este gesto. La reina de la salsa -la exiliada cubana Celia Cruz- cantando al alimento, la idea del futuro y La Reina misma también intervienen en esta micro-historia en proceso.

Alex Brahim

 

Matteo Guidi (Cesena, Italia, 1978), artista, antropólogo social y profesor de Sociología de la Comunicación a la ISIA de Urbino, presentará en el marco del programa Invited su proyecto Tiempo de presión.

Las investigaciones artísticas de Guidi se sitúan en contextos complejos de estructuras sociales más o menos cerradas, como cárceles de máxima seguridad, fábricas y, más recientemente, los campos de refugiados del West Bank. Estos proyectos nacen de la curiosidad de entender las formas a través de las cuales los individuos (o grupos) gestionan su vida diaria dentro de sistemas delimitados que tienden a objetivarlos. Reflexionando sobre métodos impredecibles de resistencia cotidiana provocada por una combinación de simplicidad e ingenuidad, se centra en los contextos que se consideran marginales o excepcionales pero que, en realidad, anticipan escenarios más comunes.

http://www.cookinginmaximumsecurity.com

http://theartistandthestone.net

 

Aleksandar Todorović: Artist-in-Residency. March / April 2017



Aleksandar Todorović is a restless traveller, non-media specific artist and graphic designer. He spends some time of the year based out of Bosnia & Hercegovina, but most of his work is influenced by him being on the road. One of his first loves is definitely typography, always employing a bold statement. Over the last few years, he has functioned as the backbone of the YHY FIHM art collective, art directing and producing work for several art books.

www.aleksandartodorovic.com

OPENING on Friday, April 21. Save the date!

The Hound of Heaven is Always Watching. Tommy Coleman

The Hound of Heaven is always watching
The Hound of Heaven is always watching

The Hound of Heaven is Always Watching.

TOMMY COLEMAN  

Inauguración: sábado 18 de Febrero de 2017, 19h

While exploring the space of change we find what is constantly inconstant; In Tommy Coleman’s elaborately visually world this inconstant variable stalks, haunts, and taunts you in close quarters without ever showing you its whole being. Coleman’s sculptural and mixed media works weave together fact and fiction- the documentary and the diaristic- to navigate a world of humor and anxiety. How far does the uncanny spiral outward, orbiting, until it finds a brave new dimension ready to welcome it?


Tommy Coleman, a recent MFA graduate of Yale University, is a visual artist originally from Jupiter, Florida and current resident at Homesession in Barcelona, Spain. Coleman also holds a year long residency at the Artha Project in New York City until 2018.

 

Tommy Coleman: Artist-in-Residence. January / February 2017

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Tommy Coleman is a Florida raised sculptor, painter, and performance artist. Through masterfully crafted objects, and staunchly sincere albeit witty images, Coleman’s work implores investigations of honesty, intimacy, and perceptional break downs which accompany anxiety- all done by way of navigating the boundaries of what is considered permissible. Receiving his BFA from The Cooper Union, and his MFA in sculpture from Yale University, Coleman is a current resident artist for the Artha Project in New York City.

Julia Gorostidi: Exchange Residency at Art3. January / February 2017

Selected project for Exchange Residency Program in collaboration with Art3  (Valence, France)

Julia Gorostidi. Quartzite/Quartzite

Composed of a digital video and a written conversation, Quartzite / Quartzite  is the project developed by Julia Gorostidi during her residency at Art3 between January and February 2017. Constructed as a dialog between a natural object and its computer generated image, the work uses the autobiography of a quartzite stone found in the region of Valence as a script to freely depict the city’s geological history and to question at the same time our tendency to humanize nature and non-human objects.
Based on a discussion that the artist had with the geologist who introduced her to the rock, the text, written in french, is a conversation between a four hundred million years old stone and its new-born digital simulation. In search of a personal story that would make her a better simulation, the computer generated image tries in this text to identify with the metamorphic rock and interrogates it about their supposedly common origins, transformations and geographical movements. Thought as a reinterpretation and reappropriation of this story by the digital stone, the video presented alongside the text shows the 3D model experiencing its past as it understood it. Osciatilling between a screen saver, a relaxing video and a nature documentary, the film brings the viewer into a semi-hypnotic environment that tells the story of a metamorphic object while subjectively portraying the region’s geological history.
Mainly concerned with identity representation and human subjectivity, Julia’s work often question the relations between storytelling and self-construction. In Metamorphic matter she applies her generic concerns to the non-human and reflects on how we see and represent nature in our digital and mental worlds.

http://www.art-3.org/art-contemporain/art3.php

http://www.oneofthem.me

 

De coupes empruntées de paysages sur les épaules. Benjamin Collet

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De coupes empruntées de paysages sur les épaules.

Conquistadores de lo inutil: comme une petite musique de déplacements.

BENJAMIN COLLET

 

This project, carried out within residence exchange framework between Homesession and art3 (Valence, France) leaded to several events:

At first, I wrote a lot about Barcelona, its architecture, its urban devices, as well as all the people I’ve met since I came here. These notes are the equivalent of a story or a postcard, becoming almost in a love letter to Barcelona. These texts and these notes have been interpreted and sung by a soundtrack that is configured as the Original Soundtrack of the exhibition created in collaboration with Natalia Paez Carrizo and music producer @hugodouster, here in Barcelona.

Conducting a workshop at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona, I could also create a video to illustrate some of this soundtrack, like a real trailer for the exhibition. To make this video, I made a small collection of clothing that students who participated in the workshop, gave them life and movement.

These pieces are both costume and scene representation of some of the purposes of the soundtrack. The whole exhibition can be seen as a visual and sound exploration of Barcelona, a kind of itinerant opera karaoke.

 

 Benjamin Collet (Lyon, France, 1984) is a resident artist at Homesession in our Exchange Residency Program in colaboration with art3 (Valence, France). During his stay in Barcelona he participated in the project Polaritats carried out by Homesession in collaboration with “Art. Professió i docència ” and University of Barcelona.

 +info Benjamin Collet: http://springboard-bc.tumblr.com/

 

Benjamin Collet: artist-in-residence. November/December 2016

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Silky unt slimy things (springbreak 2030), Bejamin Collet in collaboration with Anne Renaud, 2014

“Starting from reality I deploy, I assemble and I compare many events and images; how things and images are built up; what they hide and what they mean. Nowadays we are surrounded by an intense images production from whom I don’t know issues and I don’t have any keys to read it.

Lewis Caroll wrote «So, said Alice, if the world has no sense who will stop us to invent one.» Installation and composition interest me a lot in this sense. In addition, poetic and prospective that exist in all things around us allow me to make my own world. I wouldn’t say an isolated world but more a filter or a language through which I can understand, observe and stand my day to day surrounding, a way to « think-with ». I set a display made of tools, materials and features in aim to create speeches, tales and fictions. Combining writing, documentation, archiving as well as sketch, sound and video, my installations are kind of «ideas cases». All those fragments and tracks form/create a kaleidoscopic investigation of our world.”

Benjamin Collet

This project is part of our exchange residency program in collaboration with art3 (Valence, France)