Oct.4.16

Post Mortem | M for Manifesta

BY JUAN JOSÉ SANTOS

Post Mortem | M for Manifesta

BY JUAN JOSÉ SANTOS

It’s like hitting your head on the doorframe as you enter the house. That’s the feeling this curatorial concept leaves you with, at least in this context. Suggested and evolved by Christian Jankowski (Göttingen, Germany, 1968) for the eleventh edition of the Manifesta, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art. “What People Do for Money”, is […]

Spaces | Proyectos Monclova

POLINA STROGANOVA

Today, Proyectos Monclova is one of the most important galleries in Mexico and Latin America, where they’ve played, gambled and even changed their skin, so to speak. Their vision is clear: taking established proposals and mix them with new generations, placing artists into both a local and global dialogue. Proyectos Monclova brings together Mexican and international artists […]

ION BARLADEANU : The story of the homeless man who conquered the art world

BY JUAN JOSÉ SANTOS

I had spoken with Cristian Cojanu, coordinator of Gallery H’art in Bucharest, so that he’d show me the works of some Romanian artists. “Wait here a moment, I’m going to go say hi to the most famous one”, he told me. He walked across the street to the park in front of the building where […]

Post Punk Era : When everything still seemed to be possible

MATS BÄCKER

                                       

(Español) Visitas | Aparatos para un territorio blando

(Español) FRANCISCO NAVARRETE SITJA

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Constructive Mechanics

CAROLINA SAQUEL

                                           

(Español) Desde una táctica inmaterial: vapores, saliva y cáscaras de naranja

(Español) MARIO NAVARRO

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Spaces | KANDOR 13

PABLO JANSANA

The space is directed by it’s founder Pablo Jansana, co-founder Felix Lazo and designer Lucia Cozzi. K13 is an hybrid platform for artistic production and exhibition. It is structured as a collaborative and networking platform, which uses other spaces for developing diverse activities.

S U P E R F L E X : The Corrupt Show and The Speculative Machine

(Español) CHRISTIAN VIVEROS-FAUNÉ

(Español) “The Corruption Show and The Speculative Machine” es la última exhibición del colectivo danés Superflex curada por el crítico de arte Christian Viveros-Fauné, actualmente en exhibición en el MAC, donde el poder, la migración, la mercantilización del arte y el propio valor de su contemporaneidad, fueron ejes y satélites de la entrevista.

you can’t make a revolution with silk gloves

WILFREDO PRIETO

“You can’t make a revolution with silk gloves” is the latest exhibition of Wilfredo Prieto, currently on display at kurimanzutto. About this project, baroque minimalism, the focus of ideas and more, is that the chilean artist Prem Sarjo talked with the cuban artist.

(Español) Visitas | Juego Mixto

(Español) DAGMARA WYSKIEL

(Español) Una acción de arte contemporáneo que pretende enfrentar el paisaje que nos exponen las planicies resecas del norte de Chile, sin duda que debe recoger la letanía que ha impuesto esa misma geografía como uno de los lugares más desolados del planeta.

(Español) Homo Selfieniensis : ¿Quién tiene el poder?

(Español) UNA CONVERSACIÓN ENTRE JUANJO SANTOS E IRA LOMBARDIA

(Español) El curador y crítico Juanjo Santos conversó con la artista española Ira Lombardía acerca del fenómeno de la selfie. Lombardía ha desarrollado su práctica artística alrededor de las ideas convencionales de la imagen, fotografía, arte y filosofía, aparte de ser investigadora.

SONORA 128

A PROJECT OF KURIMANZUTTO

Kurimanzutto has since its beginning differentiated itself through its curatorial direction, both within the white cube and its projects in the public space, thus creating different instances of communication between people, art and certain messages. How was the “Sonora 128″ project conceived and from where comes its inspiration? In my opinion, kurimanzutto´s growth and progress […]

Visits | Museum Man

NINA L DEFELICE

It’s been a while since I last wrote, I was somewhere between busy and uninspired. Luckily, something happened in this show that awoke a kind of innocent curiosity that was half hibernating, half consumed and honestly half tired of the conventional formats in which we write and critic. It was in the house-studio of an […]

“No context determines the sense until the completeness. It doesn’t produce or guarantee therefore impassable borders”.- Jacques Derrida, Aporias.

Cristian Ordóñez

 

A Blind Movie

MARIO Z

“A Blind Movie” is the latest project of the sound/visual artist, Mario Z, work that explores the friction between sound and visuality that is given in contemporary cinema, where the sound seems to be shifted.

White Horse : Postfordist Cacophonies

LARS BRÄNNEGÅRD

After joining the 1st of May manifestation at Kungsträgården, I went out to take a walk at the sunny side of the city. The park’s cafe was full of people that got the same goddamned idea as me and swarmed like pigeons while the Sven-Harrys Museum pointed Carl Fredrik Reutersward’s knotted cannon gun at us. […]

(Español) Líneas de Vacío

GONZALO CUETO

(Español) “Desterritorio: líneas del vacío” tiene la intención de activar reflexiones sobre los espacios, sus complejidades y contradicciones, desde lo macro hacia lo micro, desde lo perpetuo hacia lo efímero y de lo infrecuente hacia lo cotidiano.

(Español) La Voluntad del Apilamiento (TOGETHERNESS)

ABRAHAM CRUZVILLEGAS

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Visits | TIME LAPSE

GIANFRANCO FOSCHINO

Become immersed into the rush of the days not even being aware of it. Have the notion of an escape desire through intersected ducts. Want to go faster than time when it isn’t even finished (started) to conciliate it with the bodies and the world. The obsession to find this time in permanent escape has […]

This is not an interview: Joachim Gerstmeier

BY PREM SARJO

The curator disappears behind the artwork As a curator of the foundation Siemens Stiftung I started to travel to Latin America every two months. The foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 2008 with the idea to foster sustainable social development which crucially depends on access to basic services, education and culture. It was a […]

(Español) Espacio, Intervención y Luz

RODOLFO ANDAUR

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(Español) ¿Por qué los osos polares no comen pingüinos?

LARS BRÄNNEGÅRD

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“Imagine somebody from the past with a beret asking you, “Comrade, what is your visual bond today?” You might answer: it is this link to the present – Hito Steyerl, The Wretched of the Screen

I couldn’t care less

CARLA GARLASCHI & JUAN CASTILLO

We had secretly left on a bike. I’d baked honey biscuits covered in lemon glaze, quite a Nordic flavor to have in the middle of the Atacama Desert. I put on some hot pants that day, and a light blue shirt I borrowed from Andrea. During those days I had let my hair grow long […]

Double Headed SOUTH: Bicephalous

JAVIER TAPIA Y PETER BONDE

The classic discussion of form versus content seems senseless in a time were any kind of limit, or even, any kind of definition is diffuse and malleable. It’s true that dialogues and their different forms are transiting faster than ever, and it’s because of this that our postmodern spirits may attribute to them any sense that […]

(Español) Escuchar | A propósito de los sonidos, las imágenes

SÓNAR SOUND SANTIAGO Y SÓNAR + D

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Visits | Inside Outside

PREM SARJO

EJERCICIOS MOSQUETO Hidden in a small apartment in the street baring the same name, Prem Sarjo, Manuel Peralta and Walter Bee’s project is conceived as an island for investigation and reflexion in the middle of the art market turbulent ocean, and by the same reason it can be considered one of the leaders of alternative […]

Being so beautiful (does not) give you the right to destroy

JAVIER GONZALEZ PESCE

Maybe it is that our exquisite vulnerability wants to stay always in disguise; not wanting to acknowledge the feelings or ideas that make our blood run. Being always ready to hide under a much studied rationality. In one of his last works, Javier Gonzalez Pesce divests from the desire of disguising vulnerability towards love, and […]

Visits | INGMAR (Red)

JAVIER TORO BLUM

Ingmar Bergman’s “The Seventh Seal” tells us about the insatiable search of Block, to discover through knowledge, the mystery behind life. He needs to undress this secret and look right into his face so he can live a quiet life, or even an early death. For this purpose, he maintains a conversation with Death during […]

(Español) Visitas | BVAM

MINIMAL TECHNOLOGY

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Sebastian Mejia

         

Visits | Land Without Bread

NICOLÁS FRANCO

Once you enter Nicolas Franco’s “Land Without Bread”, it becomes hard to think objectively. Not because the exhibition is held at CCE (Spain Cultural Centre), which presents by itself a modernist architectural allure; not because the show is treated in a very clean, almost cold way in terms of aesthetic, easing the path through it. […]

Disobedience

PAULINA SILVA HAUYON

One of the last art pieces chosen for Rotunda Magazine, were writing and others are the ones who conform it. Re-written texts that leave trace of each one of the participants, including hers.

of THREADS and traces

VICTOR ESPINOZA

Embroidering as if were done with pencil, images reproduced in abstraction. VICTOR ESPINOZA, visual artist, takes to the textil timeless images, embodied by its hatched threads.

how to BE someone

CARLA GARLASCHI

The hilarious postmodern success that glorifies the egos seems to be posible to achieve. Trace a plan, each on its on way. How to be Someone, is the essay that the artist Carla Garlaschi chose for Rotunda Magazine

“But this road doesn’t go anywhere,” I told him. “That doesn’t matter.” “What does?” I asked, after a little while. “Just that we’re on it, dude,” he said.”  ― Bret Easton Ellis, Less Than Zero