Julie Guiches at Femelek Festival, 06/03

Continent Virtuel ([Julie Guiches|/02_artists/artist_JulieGuiches.html|en] and Benoît Lorent) participate to the Femelek Festival. FEMELEK FESTIVAL presents its 4th edition, as a new reference for electronic music produced by women. The program gathers many live concerts as well as visual actions.

Among the artists, Femelek will present concerts by Sonia Keating, Trash van Traxxx + Lady EMZ, Claudia Carotti, benDita and visual actions by Alba G. Corral, Damako, Julie Guiches, Washing Machine. When: 06/03

Where: Barcelona, convent de St Agusti Julie Guiches was the [homesession 2nd resident|/07_residencies/julieguiches_residency.html|en].

Patrick Bérubé, residency at Hangar Barcelona

[Patrick Bérubé|/02_artists/artist_PatrickBerube.html|en] is currently in residency at HANGAR Barcelona. [HANGAR|www.hangar.org|en] is an artistic creation centre located in the Poble Nou district of Barcelona. HANGAR is, above all, a production centre that offers work space in the visual arts, video and multimedia, access to specialized equipment, and technical support.

Patrick Bérubé was the homesession first resident: [his residency’s webpage|/07_residencies/patrickberube_residency.html|en].

Mireia Saladrigues, Zoolar Eclipse at the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art (Finland), 06/03-07/06

[Mireia Saladrigues|/02_artists/artist_MireiaSaladrigues.html|en] presents Zoolar Eclipse at the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art (Finland) in the framework of Capsula Expeditions: [Capsula’s|http://capsulaexpeditions.com|en] cross-disciplinary expeditions, straddling the borderline between art and science, study and marvel at natural phenomena through personal experience. The first expedition was made in summer 2008 to Siberia, where the total eclipse of the Sun could be observed. The base of the expedition was set up at the Novosibirsk Zoo, from which it continued on to the Altai wilderness and all the way to the Moon. Travelling slow, using methods of transport that only moderately burden the environment, is a key aspect of the expeditions. Posted in homesession artists

Rafael Castañer, illustrated books workshop, La Central bookshop, Barcelona 21/02 – 30/04

[Rafael Castañer|/02_artists/artist_RafaelCastaner.html|en] is in charge of a workshop which sets out to develop a narrative work through an illustrated book. The participants will design a special work, with special emphasis on its coherence and quality on the conceptual as well as on the formal point of view. The workshop will gather invited illustrators , graphic designers and production managers, who will help the participants to discover the differents ways to make the idea of a book come true. With Juanjo Sáez, Elenio Pico, Paloma Blanco. Where: La Central, Barcelona, C/ Elisabets 6

When: 21/02 – 30/04 (saturday morning)

Information: [comunicacio@lacentral.com|mailto:comunicacio@lacentral.com|en]

Margarita Pineda and residents’ exhibition at Can Xalant, Mataró, 29/01 – 03/04

The [Can Xalant contemporary creation center |http://www.canxalant.org|ca] opens its new diffusion and presentation space with the exhibition of various recent works realized by the artists currently in residence. During the opening, the catalan artists “[Les Salonnières|http://www.salodete.org|en]” (Laura Cardona, Ester g. Mecías, Cèlia Prats, Meritxell Romanos i Marta Xibillé) will present a performance playing with suitcases and some tea-rooms accessories… The exhibition will gather works from the following artists: [Margarita Pineda|www.margaritapineda.net|es], [Raül Roncero|www.raulroncero.com|ca], Joan Navarro, Aníbal Parada, [Antonio Gagliano|http://www.caminal.org/druno/image/tid/24|es], Col·lectiu Airvoland, Les Salonnières

”idees x moure el MOn, Joan Navarro” Margarita Pineda is one of the artists presented on the homesession website: her page [here|/02_artists/artist_MargaritaPineda.html|en]. Where: Can Xalant, Carrer de Francesc Layret, 75, Mataró

When: opening 29/01 exhibition 29/01 – 03/04

Guillaume La Brie at the b312 Gallery, Montreal, 09/01 – 07/02

[Guillaume La Brie|tag:Guillaume La Brie] presents its new work at the [b312 gallery|http://www.galerieb-312.qc.ca/|fr] in Ottawa: la sculpture au pied du mur (”sculpture brought to bay / literally: sculpture at the base of the wall”). The exhibition includes 4 big sculptures which are placed along the wall in a space that seems to have been submitted to a kind of surnatural force which would have moved and folded up its grounds and walls. The whole installation definitely reminds us of a flat after an earthquake, that would have blurred the limits between the walls and the furniture, mixing them in a strange combination. ((/03_blog/public/GuillaumelaBrieGalerieb312.jpg” alt=”Guillaume La Brie La Sculpture au pied du mur|L|Guillaume La Brie La Sculpture au pied du mur/>

The exhibition implies to follow a route, for the eyes as well as for the body, to discover details and catch the installation as a whole and as a combination of sculptures. With veiled and direct references to Michelangelo, Kurt Schwitters and the ready mades, Guillaume la Brie refers to the way sculpture have been supplanted by installations and environments. Nevertheless, the exhibition refuses any linear explanation for the sculpture’s history: the exhibition’s space is folded as a metaphor for the art’s logic in sculpture, that Guillaume la Brie defines as “anarchy of his own system”. Guillaume La Brie is one of the artist presented on the homesession site: [Guillaume La Brie’s page|/02_artists/artist_GuillaumeLaBrie.html|en]. Where: Galerie B312, 372 Ste Catherine Ouest, Espace 409, Montreal

When: January 9 – February 7

Peggy Bougy at Madeleine Reberioux Cultural Center, Créteil – 17/01 to 20/02

Peggy Bougy and 4 artists of the artists’ association “Le Coin” present an exhibition inspired by a litterary exercise, the anadiplosis, which consists in repeatig the last word of a sentence to begin the next one. The order of the artistic realisations was defined by a draw. The artists who was designed for the first intervention, could conceive it without any limitations. The second one had to take account of this initial work to define his creation… and so on till they have created 5 works especially for the exhibition: Passing by there, The left out, Inteference, Tribute to Rauschenberg, Extension of the action in the environment. The result of this work let appear a plural point of view on the collaboration as well as different approaches, with digital creations, photography, sound creations, drawings, paintings, video. An exhibition conceived by; Elodie Maïno, Peggy Bougy, Laurence Pascual, Caroline Grocholski, Sandrine Commarmond Peggy Bougy’s work is presented on homesession: [Peggy Bougy’s page|/02_artists/artist_PeggyBougy.html|en]. When: Opening on January 17th at 6.30 pm /// Till February the 20th

Where: Madeleine Reberioux Cultural Center, 27 av. François Mitterrand, 94000 Créteil

Margarita Pineda at Ca l’Arenas Art Center, Museum of Mataró – 19/12-08/02

Margarita Pineda presents ”Trazas”, an installation using textile containers for construction waste to superimpose unknown memories with her own story. Embroidering the containers, she makes emerge the left out tales those neglected containers could remind us of: desires, symbols, recollection of details. This installation, waste containers/lights/embroidery can be seen at Ca l’Arenas Art Center / Museum of Mataró. ((/02_artists/images/margaritapineda_calarenas.jpg”/> Where: Ca l’Arenas, Museum of Mataró (C/ Argentona, 64)

When: from december 19th to february 8th

Sebastian Christoffel, new artist on homesession

Sebastian Christoffel, who was the 6th homesession [resident|/07_residencies/sebastianchristoffel_residency.html|en], presents his work on homesession. You can find on his [page|/02_artists/artist_sebastianchristoffel.html|en] some pics and an extract of his video work as well as a text from dutch art curator Margriet Kruyver. ((/02_artists/images/sebastianchristoffel07.jpg”/>

Ramón Guimaraes performances and videos in LABoral Art Center, Gijón. From 19/12 to 15/01

[Ramón Guimaraes|/02_artists/artist_RamonGuimaraes.html|en] participates to the ”Identidades project”, in [LABoral Art Center|www.laboralcentrodearte.org|es], Gijón. The intention of ”Identidades” is to bring a wide range of creations about the emotional elements and behaviours referring to identity, stereotypes, transexuality, gender etc., we have to deal with in each of the moments of our personal development. ++Videoart exhibition++

Ramón Guimaraes present the ”Dialogue” video (2008): a metaphor about love and end of love, misunderstandings and interdependence, which plays with the relations of power that constitute most of our sentimental and social experiences. ((/03_blog/public/./.Ramon_guimaraes_dialogue04_m.jpg” alt=”Ramon Guimaraes Dialogue alt=”Ramon Guimaraes Dialogue/> ”Dialogue” will be shown as a part of the videocreation exhibition held during the event, from december 19th to january 15th with artists such as Cui Xiuwen, [Maria Das Dores|http://mariadasdores.ovh.org|en] or [Mariokissme|http://mariokissme.com/|es]: – Dani Marti (UK / Australia) ”Andrea greeted by a pu smile”, ”Under the recining Buddha”.

– Blanca Prendes (Spain) ”En blanco”.

– Cui Xiuwen (China), ”Sanjie”.

– Sheng Li& Ji Sheng Li (China).

– Alicia Jiménez (Spain)

– Maria Das Dores (France), ”Falta”

– Rubén Santiago (Spain), ”Dalí”.

– Mariokissme (Spain) ”Spain Needs a Homo Sexual Monu Mentoo” ((/03_blog/public/MariaDasDoresFalta.jpg” alt=”Maria Das Dores alt=”Maria Das Dores/>

”Maria Das Dores, Falta, video, 2008”%%%

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”Mariokissme, Spain Needs A Homo Sexual Monu Mentoo, video-performance, 2008”

++Performances festival++

Ramón presents also with Mariokissme ”usuarios2”, an action conceived for the performances special night organized at LABoral for the Identidades project. David Oca (”Soy”), Dominique Sánchez Blanco (”Mira como me pongo”) or Franco de Toledo (”Fashion emergency 2”) also present their own performance. Where: LABoral Art Center, Sala Artagal, Gijón

When: Performances, december 19th&20th When: Videos exhibitions from december 19th to december 15th. Ramón Guimaraes’work are presented on the homesession [webpage|/02_artists/artist_RamonGuimaraes.html|en].