Mireia Saladrigues’ publication: “El poder de la convocatoria” (the power of the open call)

[Mireia Saladrigues|www.mireiasaladrigues.com|en] will present her new publication: El poder de la convocatòria (The power of the open call) looks at how an artistic project seeks the involvement of the recipients of the work, together with the reasons why people do, or do not, take part in the dynamics of interaction.

To carry out this research, the letters making up the sentence “AQUESTA HA ESTAT LA CAPACITAT DE CONVOCATÒRIA DEL PROJECTE QUE ESTÀS VEIENT” (YOU ARE LOOKING AT THE POTENTIAL OF THE OPEN CALL OF THIS PROJECT) were cut out of bread – it was important that the material should be commonly available and not long-lasting. Each letter was then sent to a person chosen at random from the phone book, asking the recipient to bring the letter to the EspaiDos at the Sala Muncunill in Terrassa so that the sentence could be reconstructed. A dozen of the sixty-four letters sent out were returned. The main goal of the project was to interview both the twenty-five people who finally came along to the exhibition hall with their letter and also the twenty-seven who did not. The interviews were used to compile the people’s opinions, find out what they do in their free time, and gather other personal information. The publication contains the conversations that we had, along with some conceptual maps which show what the response of the public was like. This publication has been produced with funding from Terrassa City Council’s Department of Visual Arts as part of the Punt de Partida (Starting Point) project and from the 2008 publishing projects awards by the Sala d’Art Jove in the Catalan Government’s Youth Secretariat. The author has been mentored by Txuma Sánchez. Book designed by NODE. When: june 18th at 8 pm

Where: Sala d’Art Jove de la Generalitat de Catalunya

Julie Guiches: Photographic performance at Central Cafe, Brussels 19/06

[Julie Guiches|/02_artists/artist_JulieGuiches.php|en] and the OST Collective will organize an “electro-photographic performance” at the [Central Cafe|http://www.lecafecentral.com/home/|en] Brussels. ((/03_blog/public/./.Imagen_4_m.jpg” alt=”Electrocgraphic-Guiches alt=”Electrocgraphic-Guiches/>

Where: Central Cafe, Borgval 14, Brussels

When: June 19th 10pm-2am%%%

Delphine Pouillé at La Ferronnerie Gallery, Paris 26/05-27/06

[Delphine Pouillé|/02_artists/artist_DelphinePouille.html|en] presents five photographic works in the “Hauts en Couleur” collective exhibition at [La Ferronnerie Gallery|http://www.galerielaferronnerie.fr|en], in Paris. The exhibition was curated by Pie Setala (Finland) who invited artists from France and Finland: [Henni Alftan|http://www.galerielaferronnerie.fr/index.php?p=voir_info_artiste&id=21|en], [Ien Lucas|http://www.galerielaferronnerie.fr/index.php?p=voir_info_artiste&id=34|en], Delphine Pouillé, [Vittorio Roerade|http://www.galerielaferronnerie.fr/index.php?p=voir_info_artiste&id=12|en], [Jérôme Touron|http://www.galerielaferronnerie.fr/index.php?p=voir_info_artiste&id=7|en] DELPHINE POUILLÉ


Where: La Ferronnerie Gallery, 40, rue de la Folie-Méricourt, Paris – France

When: Opening on May 26th. Exhibition from May 26th to June 27th

Ramon Guimaraes at Espace Cultural Ample Gallery / Barcelona, from 26-03 to 05-06

The [Espace Cultural Ample Gallery|http://www.espace-ample.com/index.php?section=1|en] presents the individual show of Ramón Guimaraes: Identity Code. [Ramón Guimaraes|/02_artists/artist_RamonGuimaraes.html|en] has developed during last years works focusing on clichés, stereotypes and human relations, always referring to the identity as one of its most important guidelines. Working with medias such as video, photography, drawings and objects, Ramon Guimaraes uses daily life as a raw material for his work, transforming everydaylife actions, sentences or thoughts, touristic or cultural clichés into real performances. This work allows him to achieve a deconstruction of what this ordinary material implies about us, our feelings and our relations with the outer world. Deconstruction which remain obvious in the use he makes of the masks, disguise and role-plays gathering ressources such as comedy, surprise and alarming atmosphere. Converting himself (say, his character) into more or less typical or recognizable stereotypes, he plays with the audience and seat ourselves in front of the things as they are: full of prejudices, fake appearances and deceptive freedom. From all the angles Ramon Guimaraes imagines, the audience will attend an image of the way we remain totally stuck in a social conception that’s incompatible with the individual freedom we’re convinced to have reached. Where: Espace Ample Gallery, Barcelona

When: opening 26/03 at 7pm. Exhibition from 26/03 to 05/06

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