Cesc Hernández, Júlia Vives y Mikel Iniesta

DIJOUS GRAS, DIMECRES DE CENDRA

Cesc Hernández, Júlia Vives Vàzquez and Mikel Iniesta present us with an atypical carnival in the month of July through the exhibition Dijous Gras, Dimecres de Cendra. The brief temporality and maximum intensity that characterize this popular festival of pagan origin will be recontextualised in the artistic framework of Homesession and ArtNou with the aim of perverting a previously constructed social gaze. The innocence of the game, the disguises of the exhibition space, and the parades outside it will be for the artists methodologies capable of questioning what is or is not, what is seen or remains hidden, what we remember or don’t want to remember. However, their mandate has not yet begun and we have to wait, because these are only the words of the carnival king’s town crier.

Under the same playful, but also revindicative and didactic character of the Carnival, this curatorial proposal by Marc Anglès arises within the framework of the collaboration between Homesession, the Grupo de Innovación Docente “Art, Professió i Docència” of the Universitat de Barcelona and the Sala d’Art Jove. A triple alliance that aims to establish a dialogue between the students of the Faculty of Fine Arts and the professional artistic context.

The exhibition opened the 1st july at 18h until the 3rd july at 15h with guided visitis on the 3rd.

Cesc Hernàndez (Malgrat de Mar, 2000). Fourth year student of the degree in Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona. He combines his artistic research with his work as a stylist for audiovisual productions. Her work starts from the investigation of a conceptualisation and politicization of the aesthetic phenomenon. Simulation, appropriation and resignification of normative narratives characterize his projects that claim the right to dissident lives, those that inhabit the margins.

Júlia Vives Vàzquez (Cerdanyola del Vallès, 2000). Fourth year student of the degree in Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona. Her work is based on everyday life, memory and play understood as a tool. Looking for dialogues between space and time, she finds in the installation a field of experimentation for what is still to happen.

Mikel Iniesta (Ciutat de Mèxic, 2000). Fourth year student of the Fine Arts degree at the University of Barcelona. His interest wanders between the manual practice, the out-of-field and the image installed in space. He works from the body translated to specific places, looking for new ways of saying. In 2021 he took part in the workshop ‘Malla gría’ with the artist Julia Spínola at the etHALL gallery. The same year he also participated in the workshop carried out by the artist and curator Quim Pujol, within the project ‘Cascadas’ by the dancer Julia Rubies, at La Caldera.

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Collaboration between Homesession, Art Nou, Sala d’Art Jove and the Teaching Innovation Group “Art, Profesión y Docencia” of the Department of Visual Arts of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Barcelona. A triple alliance that aims to establish bridges of dialogue between the students of the Faculty of Fine Arts and the professional artistic context of Barcelona.